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Feb
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revised Stuck second fermentation - suphites to blame?
bisulfite, not -sulfide
Jan
31
revised Did I add too much chalk?
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Jan
31
answered Did I add too much chalk?
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Jan
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comment FG of bottled condition beer lower than FG of fermented beer
Was the temperature held at 70F until bottling?
Jan
16
comment How to clean yeast
I can't say there's no damage - I'm sure there is loss of viability (although I've not tested it with a viable cell count), but the yeast do survive and the viability is no problem since it's a small quantity that's stepped up manyfold through propagation.
Dec
30
comment Can wine be made in a keg instead of bottles?
I said it in the answer - because Nitrogen is much less soluble than CO2 - only use CO2 if you want fizzy wine.
Dec
30
comment What causes head retention?
The proteins themselves won't make a strong head - I said whey powder, but could equally have said DME, which in hindsight would have been clearer. You need protein PLUS the alpha acids in the hops too to form the rigidity in the foam. That's why you only get a slight affect when adding just DME to cider as brewchez mentions in the answer. To to sum up - it's not just proteins in the beer but proteins+acids that help form the rigidity of the foam. You can see it - after pouring a beer, a few seconds later it forms a sheen - the foam becomes slightly glossy.
Dec
27
answered Brewing in former lotion pot
Dec
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Dec
15
comment What causes head retention?
Head isn't created from proteins alone - you can make drinks from protein whey with carbonated water and that doesn't have a head.
Dec
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answered What causes head retention?
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Nov
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answered How to make a great stout?
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Nov
9
reviewed Approve Off smell in my mead
Nov
9
comment Conical verses flat based fermenters
This isn't the right place for asking about general experience - if you have a specific question about conicals then please rephrase and ask about specifics. As it stands, the question is likely to be closed. Thanks.
Nov
8
comment What is the difference between Clean, Sanitized and Sterilized?
External links are ok if accompanied by a summary. Please add a short summary here so people get the TL;DR
Nov
2
answered Need some carification on my ingredient choices and hop boil timing