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Feb
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accepted US-05 Fermentation Temperatures / Top Cropping
Feb
2
comment What to look for in a temperature controller
is the thermowell just a casing for you to drill through the fridge and insert a probe? Several of the Johnson's tout that they have a 1/16" probe, so could you just put that through the lid's seal?
Feb
2
asked What to look for in a temperature controller
Feb
2
revised Fermentation hasn't started?
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Feb
2
comment WLP 566 Saison Long Fermentation
as a quick follow up to this, took a sample last night (still seemed to be a good amount of yeast on the top of the fermenter), gravity was just about 1.030. Tasted great, a little cloyingly sweet, but a great nose and slight barnyardy/sweaty finish, which is what i was going for in keeping the saison yeast at bay at a lower temp. Hopefully can get this down in the high teens. After replacing the lid/airlock, visible activity continued into this morning. I'm leaving this in the primary for 5 weeks, then maybe rack it just to add some fining agents.
Feb
2
comment US-05 Fermentation Temperatures / Top Cropping
stupid follow up question, but when the yeast is krausening, the cells are actually metabolizing the sugars right? If I'm removing a few hundred billion cells from the fermentation, why doesn't that stress the remaining yeast, particularly if they have finished multiplying? Or is the krausening stage when multiplication is at its highest?
Feb
2
revised Fermentation hasn't started?
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Feb
2
answered Fermentation hasn't started?
Feb
2
comment No Bubbles and No Foam after 3 Days
+1 on this. no reason to secondary unless you are dry-hopping or are obsessed with crystal clear beer.
Feb
2
asked US-05 Fermentation Temperatures / Top Cropping
Feb
1
answered No Bubbles and No Foam after 3 Days
Feb
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asked WLP 566 Saison Long Fermentation
Jan
31
answered Batch carbonation vs bottle carbonation
Jan
31
comment May be too much carbonation on the way
@brewchez, this beer is growing on me. A few BJCP's in my HB club actually said it was a very close representation of the style. What throws/threw me off was an intense passion fruit/sweet nose that doesn't come through as much in the taste. Overall though, I think this will be a great beer for the summer. Not typically a huge fruit fan, but this might be a good style to experiment with some other fruits. Mosher pretty much says everything sucks except raspberries.
Jan
27
answered Per-bottle priming tablets?
Jan
27
answered Why is my starting gravity low?
Jan
26
accepted I might have pitched at too low a temperature
Jan
26
answered How do you characterize “Breakfast Beer”?
Jan
26
comment Temperature Swings While Bottle Conditioning/Carbonating
nope, stuck it in the freezer for 40 minutes, then left out for 10 so it wasn't ice cold. probably served at around 40 degrees.
Jan
26
accepted Temperature Swings While Bottle Conditioning/Carbonating