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Mar
3
comment Taste Test for Stale Beer
I had a brewdog beer last night. I assume it was shipped on a freightor. The Best by date is tomorrow. That beer was stale. Just lifeless. You could just miss treat an IPA as you bottle it, get some oxygen in there. It'll taste stale after a few months.
Mar
3
answered Can I condition in growlers?
Feb
15
answered Dry Hopping and Crash Cooling
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15
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Feb
15
comment Getting Consistency
I completely agree with this. Your first step is temperature control of fermentaion. Once you have that nailed down you can build something to control your mash temperature. I am currently building a RIMS. After that you can get into less obvious places for consistancy such as yeast pitching rate, disolved oxygen, ect.
Feb
15
answered Insulating My Mash Tun
Jan
25
answered At what temperature should a lager be fermented?
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25
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Jan
25
comment Is it okay to ferment a 5 gallon batch in a 14 gallon conical fermenter?
Actually, for primary fermentation you are not so worried about oxidation. During the respiration phase, the yeast require oxygen and will take in most of it. Any left in the head space will quickly be purged by the denser CO2 produced by the yeast.
Jan
22
comment Conical fermenter: worth it?
I've noticed with most of my beers, a fermentation temperature swing of even 2F will change the flavor profile of the beer. I plan putting a glycol jacket on it at some point.
Jan
22
revised Is it okay to ferment a 5 gallon batch in a 14 gallon conical fermenter?
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Jan
22
answered Conical fermenter: worth it?
Jan
22
answered Is it okay to ferment a 5 gallon batch in a 14 gallon conical fermenter?
Jan
22
revised Chile Pepper Ale
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Jan
21
revised Early vs Late secondary fermentation
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Jan
21
comment Early vs Late secondary fermentation
There's a risk, but it is a very small risk. Just use good sanitation practices and there should be no problem at all.
Jan
21
revised Early vs Late secondary fermentation
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Jan
21
answered Chile Pepper Ale
Jan
21
answered Early vs Late secondary fermentation
Jan
15
answered How soon after mashing do I need to start my boil?