« on: June 23, 2010, 09:46:37 AM »
Do you guys weight the hop bags to the bottom of the kettle or just free range 'em.
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I haven't tried cocoa powder, that sounds good dak0415... and I want to make a nice holiday beer, got a recipe you would share?Recipe: Mocha Porter #7
dak0415,I would guess aging out of some sulfur compounds, I don't know, that's why I'm asking you guys!
If you filter (presumably to remove the yeast and colloid-proteins that may cause haze) and keg, then what is the reason for lagering for 6-8 weeks in the keg? What is happening then (and how)?
Another option is the picnic tap with the short racking cane tube:
This costs you nothing if you already have a picnic tap and some broken racking cane.
I love this set-up. Key is to bottle when the beer is at ~32-34F and to keep the bottles at the same temp. Then you push the beer into the bottles with about 2-3 psi. Cap on foam and you are done.