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Yeast for pressure fermenting

Started Oct 31, 2017 0 Replies

Anyone got advice about yeast strains to use for pressure fermenting? Are there special considerations for strain selection when under pressure. I've been using 090 lately but  I'm wondering if its…Continue

Timeframes for a bret IPA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cain Harland Dec 8, 2017. 14 Replies

What are the timeframes for fermenting an IPA with Brettanomyces claussenii?In my quest to add a bit of body and sweetness to my beer without crystal malt (I generally get very high attenuation but I…Continue

How much acid malt is too much

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cain Harland Oct 4, 2017. 6 Replies

I made the assumption that my grain order would come in separate bags if I didn't specify. The shop put them all together. Normally I wouldn't care but I put in 5% sour grapes (acid malt) and was…Continue

3944 restarted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cain Harland Jun 29, 2017. 4 Replies

So I brewed a wit with 3944. Original starter blow out and made a huge mess, so I made a 1l vitality starter on brew day pitched at 17c. Within 24 hrs it was bubbling nicely within 48 it the rum…Continue

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Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"Yeah Brendon. Its turning out alright, I tried out some a couple of weeks ago when it seemed to be slowing down on the pressure build up. It was a bit weird. I put a 1.25L plastic beer bottle full in the fridge with a carbonation cap and it changed…"
Dec 8, 2017
Brendon replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"Sounds like a success! If you end up bottling it, beware bottle bombs as it could still produce plenty of CO2 over a period of time as the brett chews through those more complex carbs... Champagne bottles and open one regularly, perhaps..."
Dec 6, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"I think I will leave it at least another week and have another sample, hopefully it will dry out a little more, but yeah it was quite drinkable"
Nov 22, 2017
David R replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"Interesting, glad it's worked out ok!"
Nov 22, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"So weirdly pressure stabilized at about 7psi so I took a sample and refractometer reading is exactly the same but the taste has dried out a bit and after a quick force carbonation its tasting pretty good"
Nov 21, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Hutzpah's discussion Fermentation fridge
"The heat pad will be good but the placement of you're probe will be quite important. That is if you are measuring air temperature, or even the top of the beer, the beer at the bottom next to the pad may be warmer. I have an old tire tire tube…"
Nov 21, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Hutzpah's discussion Fermentation fridge
"Sounds like the STC-1000 I use should be fine. The fridge and heat source would both be well under 10 amp. A standard wall outlet in NZ is 10amp so you need a special outlet to run anything that draws more, like an oven."
Nov 19, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Kiwis's discussion Home Brew Method & Results
"Each yeast has an ideal temp range. In winter you are probably on the cold side for ale yeast. My point was really going above ideal is worse than being under. But if you want to make better beer set up to heat and cool so you can be at ideal…"
Nov 17, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Kiwis's discussion Home Brew Method & Results
"All those are good suggestions, temp control being the big one. I would say cooling being more important than heating, a few degrees cold = slow fermentation, a few degrees warm = yuck flavors. Many of us have our fermenter in an old fridge with a…"
Nov 17, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"I should have checked when I had the top open. I planned on using pressure as a indication but checking FG is a good idea. Now I a bit reluctant to let any more oxygen in or to put Bret contamination through my regular taps, I will for serving but…"
Nov 17, 2017
David R replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"I just checked my spreadsheet to jog my memory, I fermented mine at 24C and it stopped at 1.011 (79% attenuation). Has the FG moved at all?"
Nov 17, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"Garage floor temp 'cause I've got other things requiring temperature control. I'm sure both the temperature and the time won't be kind to the hops but if I'm really lucky the pineapple funk will play well with what is…"
Nov 16, 2017
David R replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"What temp are you fermenting it at? Brett likes it warm, could that have a negative effect on the hop flavour of the beer? I wasn't overly fussed with my Brett C IPA tbh, but I have enjoyed several of the commercial Brett-IPAs I've had."
Nov 16, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Mark Weusten's discussion Brewing an IPL
"I've done a couple that were OK. Both just because I had a M76 Bavarian lager yeast cake from a schwarzbier. Brulosophy fast lager method. Reasonable success, good clean fermentations although hops didn't pop as much as with say us05.…"
Nov 15, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"Took 3 days for the starter to get going another 5 for it to ferment out to the point where there is not any sweetness to taste in it. I don't usually judge starters by taste but was interested, it wasn't very interesting, clean, thin, dry…"
Nov 8, 2017
Cain Harland replied to Cain Harland's discussion Timeframes for a bret IPA
"I noticed after pitching the Bret was right on expiry date. I probably would have made a starter if I noticed earlier. I also threw the dregs of the vile in a 500ml starter to keep for later its taking forever to get started so here's hoping…"
Nov 1, 2017

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