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Sep
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comment Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?
I use hot water and PBW. It gets the labels off and cleans the inside of the bottles as well. I believe it's essentially the same as OxiClean in that it's a percarbonate cleaner, but it's another alternative, and one that's available at most brewing supply stores. I haven't tried OxiClean, but PBW cleans glass like nothing else I've tried.
Sep
3
comment Poor hop aroma for late addition hops
You could also try first wort hopping. I don't have any firsthand experience with it but it would also help you address your issue. beersmith.com/blog/2008/03/17/…
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answered Poor hop aroma for late addition hops
Nov
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answered Is it possible to do full boils without a propane burner?
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answered Is it important to reach pitch temps quickly?
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comment Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
Update: The best bottles from this batch were definitely those that were bottled and placed directly into the refrigerator and cold-conditioned over a couple months... not to say that the warmer ones from the closet weren't good, but the ones that were allowed to age in the fridge had a very clean, crisp taste to them. Note that it took much longer for them to carbonate, as expected.
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comment Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
This is actually what I ended up doing just because that thing called "life" got in the way. After sitting at a temperature that was a bit warmer than I intended for a couple days, it tasted much better. I bottled it and split it into a few batches to try different conditioning based on conflicting things I've read about lagers. I'm anxious to see where it ends up. My gravity sample sure tasted good!
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Apr
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comment Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager for Bock - too late for diacetyl rest?
Yes, I do bottle, and typically allow two weeks for bottle conditioning with my ales. This is my first lager, so I don't have any experience with bottle conditioning lagers. Thanks for the input.
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Added the possibility of krausening.
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Mar
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comment About going BIAB
Yeah, that's exactly what I was doing when I was losing heat like crazy. Also, I'm aiming for 153 and starting at 165 with 3-4 gallons of water (depending on recipe factors), so from my experience I think you'd have some temp issues if you only went a few degrees above your target. That said, I've only done this in winter, and only with my equipment. Your experience may differ, but minimally I'd have a plan to insulate if necessary. The first time I insulated the pot I just used a blanket, but I like the insulation because I know it can handle the heat.
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