« on: November 08, 2013, 10:15:34 AM »
I almost never dry hop anymore if I do a hopstand. I feel I get plenty of aroma and flavor from a 30 minute hopstand.
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Wasn't that Jerry Seinfeld's signature move?Protein rest to convert my wife.... I'll give it a try.
A hotter mash will get you more sweetness.
Do you stir that mash? And if so, clockwise or counter-clockwise?
Well, if he switched to glass and the issue went away, then I'd say he made the right choice. I don't like plastic either, not just in brewing, but with almost anything, like water bottles. I use them for tuperware, but I wish there was another option...there's glass, I suppose. A bit pricey though.I recently joined the "I hate plastic" club after way too many contaminated batches. I switched to glass carboys last year and will never look back again.
And I've gone the opposite way. No offense, Dave, but I look at it as a technique problem, not an equipment problem.
Ha! That one took me a minute...did you have to use amylase? I find a protein rest to be useful
That's pretty funny actually! No, it just took a little time.
Thanks for the info. With my well water I have no ph issues. What I think I will do is try tschmidlins advice for pnw water. If that doesn't fix it I'll try brewing a light malty with distilled and the brewers friend advancedGood luck, man. Like erockprh said, water is as complicated as you want to make it. I've been resisting buying a pH meter and just use Bru'n water. I've been happy with my beers.
Also using the clear serving line instead of the colored "gas" lines allows you to see if you get anything back in the gas side, which will happen some time to everyone.
Gelatin is flavorless and drops out. I have never noticed problems with it giving off-flavors.Me neither, but it smells bad. Besides, knowing where it came from, I just don't really want to be putting it in my beer. I'll drink my helles like a kellerbier as I'm not going to wait for it to clear before I start drinking it. It's not a true lager anyway, it's the Mangrove Jack's Workhorse yeast. The beer tastes amazing and I just want to drink it. Best Malz pils for the win!