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May
22
accepted At what point in fermentation does temperature no longer influence flavour?
May
21
asked At what point in fermentation does temperature no longer influence flavour?
Apr
17
accepted Will a stout faucet give me the same effect as a beer engine?
Mar
2
comment Will a stout faucet give me the same effect as a beer engine?
Yeah, I can't say whether the cask ale I have had always used a sparkler or not. I wonder what a hand pumped cask ale without a sparkler would task like. It is that fine head with tiny bubbles that I am looking for. It sounds like a stout faucet would do the same thing but I am still looking for a definitive 'yes!'.
Mar
1
comment Will a stout faucet give me the same effect as a beer engine?
The stout faucet is necessary too as it has a special restrictor plate that pushes the beer through tiny little holes, breaking up the co2 into tinier bubbles thus giving you a nice creamy head. That's what I've read anyways. And yeah, that is true you don't need a beer engine. But I believe it is the pump action that gives cask ale that nice texture. I've had cask ale with a gravity feed and it's nothing special. It's just like any other home brew at that point.
Feb
27
asked Will a stout faucet give me the same effect as a beer engine?
Feb
25
comment Why do people purge kegs before force carbonating?
Thanks your answer makes a lot of sense. This raises another question though. Without the blanket why can we leave a beer in a plastic bucket primary without an air tight lid (i.e we have an air lock but no rubber gasket on the lid) for 3 to 4 weeks? I've done this with low gravity beers where terminal gravity should have been achieved in a week. co2 production would have halted and air should still be seeping into the bucket, albeit slowly. Without the blanket the beer would be slowly oxidizing. My guess is the oxidation is minimal as the air intake is very small.
Feb
25
accepted Why do people purge kegs before force carbonating?
Feb
25
asked Why do people purge kegs before force carbonating?
Feb
18
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
20
comment Aerating wort with an air pump. What's the proper gallon rating?
Here is a link (youtube.com/watch?v=ey0RFWIpnj0 go to 20:47) to an Q&A by White Labs where they said that it was necessary to shake the carboy for 20-25 minutes to get the proper aeration. To be fair I heard everything from 5+ minutes to get 8ppm of oxygen from shaking. What is interesting is that she said it doesn't matter too much for the first generation of yeast, but it is subsequent generations that will be unhealthy.
Oct
19
comment Is it possible to use manifolds to transfer gas from one keg to another?
Duh moment on my part. Didn't know they performed just like aquarium air pump "check valves".
Oct
19
accepted Is it possible to use manifolds to transfer gas from one keg to another?
Oct
19
accepted Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
Oct
19
awarded  Curious
Oct
18
asked Is it possible to use manifolds to transfer gas from one keg to another?
Oct
18
asked Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
Oct
18
accepted Why don't we force carbonate at a higher PSI
Oct
17
asked Why don't we force carbonate at a higher PSI
Oct
14
comment Aerating wort with an air pump. What's the proper gallon rating?
Its not working.