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May
19
comment Using trub directly vs. yeast rinsing.
what brewchez said...
May
18
answered Using trub directly vs. yeast rinsing.
May
18
comment Glass Carboy Drying Tips
Bingo. Find a spot under a sunny window and it works in a couple hours. Right-side-up works well here, since water vapor heated by sunlight rises.
May
16
comment Is an immersion chiller really necessary?
To further that point: I once brewed with a buddy in Austin who had a prechiller kettle full of ice in line with his immersion chiller and a pump that cycled wort through another copper coil in the ice kettle. That setup will cool 10 gallons in less than 8 minutes.
May
13
comment wild yeast taking over?
If your cleaning is so thorough, then why did your wort ferment before you pitched yeast? ;) And obviously whatever got in there was in trace quantities regardless of its origin.
May
12
revised wild yeast taking over?
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May
12
answered wild yeast taking over?
May
12
answered Is it okay to store cold beer at room temps after conditioning?
May
10
comment What causes the lack of head formation/retention in my Belgian beers?
Sounds like you're doing things right, other than being a bit on the cool side for mashing. Jamil and Palmer did a Brew Strong show on this a couple years ago; you might give that a listen. I think I covered most of what they discuss as problems, but I might have forgotten a few things. They also talk briefly about the chemistry of head, which may help you pinpoint the cause.
May
9
answered What causes the lack of head formation/retention in my Belgian beers?
May
5
answered What flavor does rye impart to beer?
May
2
answered Any difference between lagering dubbel at 36F versus 45-50F?
Apr
28
answered Will simple Sugar make my “pseudo-lager” finish drier?
Apr
21
comment How to garde a Biere De Garde?
any reason to force carbonate instead of just aging at ambient pressure?
Apr
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on mead tag wiki excerpt
Apr
18
comment Indoor-alternatives to kitchen stove
You should find a handful of good answers here: homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/2677/…. Voting to close as duplicate.
Apr
13
comment For steepers, what's the easiest way to crush specialty grains?
I guess we'll agree to disagree. The LHBS's that I frequent have nicer, more precise mills than anything a homebrewer would purchase for himself, and they'll adjust them if I need a finer or more coarse crush, but they always reset them to their standard setting (.032"?).
Apr
12
answered How to efficiently use active carbon?
Apr
11
comment No carbonation in the bottles?
Yes. Try only filling a bottle halfway during bottling. It will barely be carbonated when the rest of the batch are ready.
Apr
9
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