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comment What is the benefit of long fermentations/leaving beer on yeast for weeks?
I do have a temp controller (single stage, but I switch the jumper based on whether I need to go warmer or cooler than ambient). This also could be a separate question, but on most ales, I really don't worry about controlling the temp after the first 3-5 days. If I'm not in a rush, I will cap the temp on an APA at 66 for 5 days, then bring the fermenter upstairs where the ambient temp is 68-70 and let it ride for another week or so. Cold crash, gel, keg, serve. Other than proper yeast pitches, it has been the single biggest factor in me making better beer.
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edited. I also hit it with gelatin once its cold-crashed it I have time.
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Yeah, I have a copy and have read it twice...and probably not retained more than 10% of it! I will check it tonight, just thought I'd put the question out there.
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comment Is it important to weigh down a hop bag for dry-hopping?
upvoted this one. I used a bunch of steel bolts and such one time, thinking they were 'stainless', but they were in fact CHROMED, which is poison. Pulled them out though and still drank the beer :-)
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comment What is the purpose of lagering?
I feel like I have actually heard this before. Lagers that have darker malts have, by nature, much more tannic/astringent flavors that cold-conditioning helps precipitate out (my understanding is that tannins are a very molecularly large polyphenol). But that would be counterintuitive to your Okfest. Ah the mysteries of brewing!