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Nov
9
accepted What to look for in a temperature controller
Nov
9
accepted How to control temp between two fermenters in the same chamber
Nov
9
asked Why is it ok to squeeze a BIAB, but not a grain bag for steeping?
Nov
8
accepted lemon flavor after kegging
Nov
8
comment Primary fermentation is still bubbling after 2 weeks. What are the consequences?
Temp SWINGS have worse effects on beer than the 'WRONG' temperature.
Nov
8
comment Primary fermentation is still bubbling after 2 weeks. What are the consequences?
if you have room, for your next batch, stick your fermenter in a bigger container with 3-6 inches of water. That will at least minimize temp swings, as it increases the thermal mass. Google 'swamp chiller' and take a stab at doing that. Even basic temp control will improve your beer DRAMATICALLY. (more so than quick chilling, moving to all-grain, and a dozen other things homebrewers typically do before getting temp control!) If you really want to be a nerd, do a simple temp control like above on half your next batch, and leave the other half to ferment ambient. you will taste the difference.
Nov
8
comment Will bitterness from a flameout coffee addition fade with age?
This is a great idea, but you don't even really need a french press. You can mix the water and the grounds, leave them in the fridge overnight, then pour through a coffee filter. Also once your cold steep coffee extract stuff is done, pull four 2oz samples of the base beer, and add different amounts (usually in tsps.) of the extract. taste them all, then scale. then add .75x that amount to the whole batch (as you can always add more, but can't take it out!)
Nov
2
comment Porter recommendations to avoid acidity
@ Denny what benefits do you get from such hot water? I had always thought from my grain-steepin' days that temp affected tannin extraction as well.
Nov
1
answered Porter recommendations to avoid acidity
Oct
25
comment Maple wood aging as opposed to maple syrup
The problem is, it sounds like maple syrup ferments out, even if you add it @ priming. See Denny's answer homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/7871/…
Oct
25
asked Maple wood aging as opposed to maple syrup
Oct
19
revised What are the primary causes of Acetaldehyde?
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Oct
19
accepted Storing full kegs at room temperature
Oct
19
comment Storing full kegs at room temperature
ugh. kegging is more cumbersome that bottling for me! I guess I need to hang it up until I can get a serving fridge.
Oct
18
comment Storing full kegs at room temperature
edited! Thanks!
Oct
18
revised Storing full kegs at room temperature
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Oct
18
accepted Temp swings and forced carbonation
Oct
18
asked Storing full kegs at room temperature
Oct
18
comment Temp swings and forced carbonation
so if i'm going to carb it while at 38 degrees, warm it up (due to no space in the fridge), then cool it back down to serve it, should I mess with the carb levels, or just leave it?x
Oct
18
answered What are the primary causes of Acetaldehyde?