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comment Is rapid wort chilling always needed?
To be fair, if @C4H5As immediately after boil pours his partial boiled wort into chilled water it won't affect the flavor/aroma/bittering ratio, since it won't be near boiling temperature longer anyway...
Oct
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answered Is rapid wort chilling always needed?
Oct
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answered How precise must the measure of priming sugar be?
Oct
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comment What's a good first equipment buy after a basic starter kit?
@Jarett Remember that any betterment depends on your current storage conditions. I happen to have a cellar that is always at the same temp - a temp which is suitable for a large number of ales. I'm only considering buying an extra fridge because I want to do lagers.
Oct
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comment What's a good first equipment buy after a basic starter kit?
@Graham I've got some experience with electronics. Right now I'm assembling a temp controller for my mash heater, accurate to within 1 degree and all for about 10-15 bucks. And that is alot more advanced than a simple on-off type regulator. I'd write an DIY tutorial if anyone was interested.
Oct
11
comment Is a late addition of sugar into wine a month after primary ended detrimental?
Wholeheartedly agree about letting it sit for a long time! Probably taste like vodka + cider right now.
Oct
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comment Is a late addition of sugar into wine a month after primary ended detrimental?
What is your rationale for siphoning it off instead of just leaving it? I'm fermenting about 16 l in a 25 l glass carboy, so there's alot of headspace. I'm fairly paranoid about oxidizing at this point :p. If you would return it to the yeast cake, why not just pour/siphon the sugar solution into the carboy (boiled in a small amount of water, so it's more of a syrup)?
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asked Is a late addition of sugar into wine a month after primary ended detrimental?
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comment What's a good first equipment buy after a basic starter kit?
@Graham What kind of temp controller is that to warrant such a price? Can't be a simple on/off thermostat?
Oct
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comment Day 2 of Primary Fermentation of beer
+1 for pic! :) much easier for others to pick up any advice that way,
Oct
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comment Lots of trub affecting specific gravity readings?
I think I will experiment a bit with this when my next beer is finished. Take a sample without trub, measure SG, add some trub from the bottom and measure again. Might even try different levels of trub. :)
Sep
22
accepted After how long of a boil will LPT1 and other head retention proteins denature?
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comment After how long of a boil will LPT1 and other head retention proteins denature?
I think you are right, my particular bad results is probably because I used soap (which I realize is a big no-no). I was just wondering if I could do something to make it even better next time. Guess I'll just go all-grain + full boil soon enough anyway!
Sep
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comment After how long of a boil will LPT1 and other head retention proteins denature?
@NorthernBrewerChris It was actually not a specific style, just a darker ale with ~30 IBU. At this point I'm guessing my particular problem is due to using soap while bottling and for my glasses. In general I was wondering if I should boil all malt or not, with emphasis on head retention.
Sep
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comment After how long of a boil will LPT1 and other head retention proteins denature?
@Graham Yes indeed. :)