Sounds like a pretty successful brew day. Hell as long as it tastes good I'd say it was a great success! Congrats!
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I can't read it without having some kind of hoppy beer to accompany it.I think that is a requirement...
Actually you should finish all sides the same whether you can see it or not. Wood is always taking on or releasing moisture depending on its surroundings. If only one side is sealed it will do this unevenly and result in warping and cracking.+1 Especially with your construction the slats will allow water through and never under estimate the power of water to run on the underside of wood.
My grain bill is pilsner, spelt, and a bit of munich, mashed at 150, with an OG of 1.052. Hopped with Saaz and Styrian Goldings. Fermented in the upper 60s.What percent of spelt did you use?
This was exactly one of my concerns with lots of hops and the esters this yeast is said to produce.A saison might be. What about exploring the hoppy side of things?
Here's one idea:
For what it's worth, the Brett IPAs I tried at GABF were a muddled mess
Why not build it out of wood? Wood is much easier to work with and is cheaper than welding a steel one. I have a 3-tier wooden gravity fed system, it works great.I did the same thing. Although mine is technically a 2-tier since my burner is seperate. I made mine out of 4x4's and notch cut for the 2x4 cross members. It is solid. The one down side is it is more flamable than metal
I wouldn't do anything for another 2-3 weeks.I agree with Denny and Morti. Let it be for at least 2 weeks.
They do peel off okay if you're looking to then submit a couple of bottles to competition.Thanks! That's was my reasoning.