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comment Different ways to use mushrooms in brewing
You can certainly add them on brew day, but my experience is that you'll lose most of the mushroom character.
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answered Experimenting, Priming Sugars
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comment Different ways to use mushrooms in brewing
A local brewpub made a candy cap wee heavy. It was good, but I prefer chanterelles.
Oct
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comment Different ways to use mushrooms in brewing
The vacuum packing and freezing are the key to extracting flavor. I've tried soaking them in vodka, but didn't care for the harshness the vodka added to the beer. My recipe is at wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/WeeShroomy
Oct
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comment Different ways to use mushrooms in brewing
I have made this beer many times and served it to Randy at this year's NHC in Seattle. I was pleased that he liked it so well that he brought Tasty McDole and Mitch Steele back to try it. I picked 2 lb. of fresh chanterelles from my property, lightly brushed off the dirt, chopped them, vacuum packed them, and froze them. When it was time to add them to secondary I thawed them and added all the mushrooms and juice to secondary and let it sit for a couple weeks, then lagered for 2 months.
Oct
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comment Initial Fermentation Temp?
I have to disagree that temps of 75F are "OK". Sure, you'll make beer but it won't be great beer most of the time. I guess I don't consider that "OK". Also, wort over 75F won't damage yeast as long as it's under 110-115F. 5 days is very fast for carbonation, but it can happen.
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comment Partial Mash Extract twang
There is a chance that if you had left it i primary for all 3 weeks the flavor may not have happened or may have been at a reduced level. IF you somehow managed to oxidize it when you moved to secondary it would exacerbate the problem.
Oct
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comment Partial Mash Extract twang
I think I'd modify your statement to say "it could be a fermentation issue". I think there are other possible causes, too.
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answered Partial Mash Extract twang
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comment Cleaning Fermenter
It's likely that the reason your Oxiclean doesn't dissolve is because you're using too much. I find that 2 Tbsp. is plenty to clean a 6 gal. fermenter that's very grungy.
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answered Cleaning Fermenter
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comment How do you harvest yeast from a commercial beer?
I know for a fact that they don't. Most breweries use the fermentation strain because the have so much of it that it doesn't make economic sense for them to use something else. A few Rogue beers are filtered, but most are not.
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answered How do you harvest yeast from a commercial beer?
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answered Galvanized steel off-flavor?