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Aug
15
revised Mashing raw spelt/dinkel
note assumption that spelt behaves like wheat w.r.t. brewing
Aug
15
answered Mashing raw spelt/dinkel
Aug
15
comment Mashing raw spelt/dinkel
For the StackExchange model to work, you're better off posting each questions separately...
Aug
10
comment Should you adjust residual sweetness to account for carbonation level in a beer?
I wonder if the carbonic acid is formng a salt? A carbonate or bicarbonate would account for the salty flavor, but not the added bitterness.
Aug
10
revised Federweisser bottling
Added note about yeast activity at low temps
Aug
10
revised Federweisser bottling
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Aug
10
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Aug
10
revised Federweisser bottling
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Aug
10
answered Federweisser bottling
Aug
7
comment Is a yeast-starter without temperature control worse than no yeast-starter at all?
This is not an answer to your question, so I'm putting it as a comment. The temperature of your yeast starter should not play a role in the ester formation in the larger batch of beer. If you're not doing this already, cold-crash the starter for 24-48 hours before pitching. This will force the yeast to drop out of suspension. You can then decant and throw away the starter beer, which may be estery, and pitch just the yeast.
Aug
3
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Aug
2
comment How high in ABV can a beer be before the yeast is too stressed to re-use?
Coincidentally I just read this today. The author attempted to harvest the yeast from a bottle-conditioned 11% ABV beer. He was not able to culture the yeast due to the cells being non-viable.
Jul
30
answered Could I have accidentally made 19% cider by adding too much sugar?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Prevent haze on the inside of vinyl tubing when cleaning
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Lagering an Ale
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Refrigerated bottles when they were not finished bottle conditioning
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Variations in Recycled Crown Bottles
Jul
23
revised Lagering an Ale
Fix typos
Jul
23
revised Refrigerated bottles when they were not finished bottle conditioning
Fixed spelling
Jul
22
answered 1 Gallon Secondary