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Mar
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answered How can I get more consistent carbonation in bottles?
Mar
24
answered Cider went too dry and too flat
Mar
21
comment Why doesn't the Brulosopher Quick Lager Method produce esters and other off flavors?
Keep in mind that this is nothing new. Narziss wrote about it in his classic text from the 1800s. More recently, Kai Troester wrote about it at braukaiser.com. Marshall has just rediscovered the wisdom in the technique. I'll also pint out that the yeast you used almost never throws diacetyl and is about the easiest lager yeast to work with.
Mar
20
comment Coriander: Seed vs Ground?
The easy way to to put them on a counter and use a pan to gently crack them.
Mar
20
answered Coriander: Seed vs Ground?
Mar
17
answered putting the fizz back into beer
Mar
14
comment Pitching a Yeast Starter Before High Krausen
Maybe not. Hard to say for certain.
Mar
13
answered Pitching a Yeast Starter Before High Krausen
Mar
11
comment When to stop the whirlpool pump in an immersion whirlpool chiller?
5.5 gal. into the fermenter
Mar
10
answered When to stop the whirlpool pump in an immersion whirlpool chiller?
Mar
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Mar
7
comment Why is my O.G. less then what I calculated?
I just looked at your process. I can pretty much guarantee you that's what happened. It's happened to me and thousands of others. Basicall, if you're making a kit, use all the ingredients and end up with the volume the lit is made for, there's no point in taking an OG reading. You WILL have what the kit is designed for.
Mar
7
answered Why is my O.G. less then what I calculated?
Mar
6
comment my temperature is too high what can i do?
Yeah, if it's only been an hour you should be OK. If you could get it down another degree or so it would be perfect, but 21 is FAR better than 32! Remember, fermentation creates it's own heat so the beer may very well be a few degrees warmer than ambient temp. The first 48-72 hours are the most crucial for temperature. after that, it doesn't matter as much it gets warm. BTW, it's undoubtedly not a true lager. If so, you'd have to ferment it at 12-13c and lager it at 2C after fermentation.
Mar
5
answered my temperature is too high what can i do?
Mar
5
answered Water filter usage in homebrewing
Mar
4
comment Which hops to choose for a hop tasting
First, don't think of hops as aroma or bittering. Although some are closer to one than the other, almost all can be used for both. Sierra Nevada uses Magnum for aroma in Torpedo IIRC. Maybe why I don't care for it! My experience with boiling hops in water is that you get a harsh, vegetal tea even if you adjust the pH of the water. It can be used to distinguish one hop from another, but it's nearly impossible to discern any specific traits from any hop. what you really need to do is make one big batch of wort, split it among different kettles and use different hops in each.
Mar
4
comment Which hops to choose for a hop tasting
Keep in mind that unless you boil your bittering examples you won't get any bitterness. and I can tell you from experience that Magnum makes a lousy dry hop IMO.
Mar
4
comment Why does my beer taste a little like wine?
Yeah, there are no safety issues. Try fermenting cooler next time to see if it helps.
Mar
3
comment How much does hop flavor fade during fermentation?
2 days into fermentation is way too soon to draw any kind of conclusion about the beer. Be patient.