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comment Why is IBU/GU a good measure?
I agree. On the other hand, alcohol is also sweet.
Apr
21
comment Optimum Fermentation Temperature
It will probably be more estery -- more banana.
Mar
24
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Mar
24
comment How to increase body of apple cider?
It is still. I have not yet decided what to do with the cider, therefore it is not carbonated.
Mar
24
accepted How to increase body of apple cider?
Mar
24
comment How to increase body of apple cider?
That's a great answer! From experience with wine, I think that acid blend is the way to go, plus carbonation. I will experiment with a small sample, perhaps also with tannins.
Mar
24
asked How to increase body of apple cider?
Mar
18
answered Electric brewing inside
Mar
17
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
4
comment Storing beer in a 25L plastic container instead of bottles
Just curious, and this may be off-topic: what is non-sustainable about glass? It is 100 % recyclable.
Feb
2
accepted Tannins and yeast
Feb
2
comment Tannins and yeast
Thanks! I had similar thoughts -- wine making uses saccharomyces cerevisiae, so any "essential" effect of tannins would be well-known. For example, oversparging would not be a "problem" per se, but nessecary to a certain degere. So yet again, when it comes to reading information on the net, don't trust everything you read.
Feb
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asked Tannins and yeast
Dec
8
answered Campden and Pectic enzyme
Nov
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answered Is it possible to do full boils without a propane burner?
Nov
26
comment Can I sanitize an auto-siphon with boiling water?
What has your siphon been used for previously? For me, always cleaning it before and after use by pumping PBW through it, then sanitizing by pumping Star San, has always worked perfectly, never any visible infection.
Nov
20
comment fermentation seems to be stuck at 1065
What are your raw materials, procedure and yeast?
Nov
17
comment Why does WLP002 sometimes attenuate more?
Thanks for your answer! Pardon me for asking, but is not shaking the carboy bad for the beer, as in O2? On the other hand, the amount of O2 left in the carboy at that time is probabliy very small. At what temperature do you ferment?
Nov
7
comment WLP036 (Düsseldorf Alt) and cool temperatures
Thanks! SG is now 1.018 (target is around 1.013), and it is still fermenting, albeit slowly. I have never used this yeast and was amazed at the speed of primary fermentation. Ambient temperature is now 16 C after I moved it to a different location, but I am considering moving it to room temperature.
Nov
6
asked WLP036 (Düsseldorf Alt) and cool temperatures