« on: November 22, 2011, 09:38:04 AM »
doesn't mr malty have a slider to indicate the balance between # of packs and size of starter? also check manufacture date of yeast on mr malty as that can have a big effect.
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Exactly. I plan to keep it full as much as possible, and since I'm not likely to get to the BVIP very soon it would have to be the 3rd or 4th batch to go into it, by which time I figure the bourbon would have fallen off.
Then again, this will eventually be a sour barrel, so I might need to go get another barrel for more bourbon aged beers. They're not going to have any more 5s after this, they plan to switch to 8 and 53 gallon barrels. An 8 would work out nice. Maybe next year. It's only a 25 minutes drive, I'll talk to them when I drop off some of the Bourbon RIS, or BRIS (what a terrible name for a beer, although maybe I should leave it in the barrel for 8 days - someone needs to suggest that to Jeremy Cowan).
This sure has gotten much quieter than the half life of decaying fuel
Of course, it's important to purge your receptacle first. I fill it in well in advance with CO2, let it settle so the CO2 sits in the bottom, and then open the relief valve to (hopefully) eliminate the o2. I'm actually much more concerned about potential oxidation in this container than in the racking source, since that keg is filled with oxygen in the first place, whereas the primary is not. I doubt that the Co2 and O2 levels stratify nice and cleanly just to accomodate me, so like others said, I'll often do it twice.
Where is the smokestack when she first gets lit up?but all the really good juniper has either been cut or is off limits.
For the record, this wood comes off a rollerchopped area, and got bulldozed over about 15 years ago for elk and deer habitat.
I don't think I have ever seen a natural standing snag of juniper this size.
Man, some hickory would be some amazing burning. Ya'll are spoiled with all that nice hardwood back east.
I have never burned any hackberry either. Seems like it would be real hard as well?
I've seen several killer bee nests here in Houston, maybe I should sent my friend to go gently collect honey from their nests.....
So a standard tap if carbing normally? pity, kinda like the look of a stout tapoh I don't know about that. Not real familiar with the stout tap I just know you are supposed to use one when serving with beer gas. might be fine to serve Co2 carbed stout with a stout tap.