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I am a paradoxical Englishman-who-loves-American-IPAs. Currently I am in Colorado Springs and am excited to start homebrewing in a state with a lot of beer inspiration.


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comment When should I do a Diacetyl rest (Wyeast 1187)?
Thank you for the software list.
Nov
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comment When should I do a Diacetyl rest (Wyeast 1187)?
Thanks that's sound advice. I've been tasting at each stage and I was planning to for the next two gravity readings. I'm just a little anxious with this being my first batch and wanted to know ahead of time. Thank you for the help.
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accepted When should I do a Diacetyl rest (Wyeast 1187)?
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comment Can fermenting temperatures affect a beer's taste?
I've cooked my wort and pitched my yeast (wyeast 1187). I hate that I didn't see you're comment @Graham I would have liked to try out the US-05. I think I'm in good shape though. I pitched a little high at 25C (78F) but the wort cooled to 18C (65F) by the time my airlock really got bubbling. I'm now into primary fermentation day 2. I'm going to be looking for a surge in temp like you said. Cheers!
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comment Any special considerations (besides taste) when brewing with mineral water?
Got it. Thanks!
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comment Any special considerations (besides taste) when brewing with mineral water?
I'm getting ahead of myself then. I don't have a feel yet for how the "yeast/hops/malt" are affecting the taste so I should probably start a little more simply. Thanks for the insight.
Nov
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comment Any special considerations (besides taste) when brewing with mineral water?
I'm just starting out so I'm going to be using malt extract until I expand my setup. The mash aside, do you think these PH levels will be a factor either in flavor or in yeast health?
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accepted Any special considerations (besides taste) when brewing with mineral water?
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comment Any special considerations (besides taste) when brewing with mineral water?
Should probably try a small batch as a trial and error then.
Nov
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comment Can fermenting temperatures affect a beer's taste?
Thank you. I talked with a local brew supply store owner and he suggested pitching with "pacman" or "1056" yeasts. He's actually going to help with the recipe too. Very helpful with this being my first batch, as I don't know what I don't know.
Nov
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comment Can fermenting temperatures affect a beer's taste?
That's very helpful. I suspected the yeast produced SOME heat during fermentation but didn't realize it would be that much. I had planned on setting up a thermostat/switch and radiant heater setup to try and stay in range, but it looks like I need to be more concerned with the temperature of the beer. Thank you! I'll post updates and stats once I go live.
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comment Can fermenting temperatures affect a beer's taste?
I think I'll find a fermenting place that's a little warmer. Thanks again.