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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« on: November 02, 2013, 12:38:03 AM »
I'm working on a Quad recipe with Boulevard's Sixth Glass in mind as kind of a target.  This thread was very useful to me.  Thanks!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Consistent problems with Diacetyl
« on: July 07, 2010, 09:06:14 PM »
Thanks guys. These are good thoughts. I like to think I'm a pretty clean brewer, but perhaps there is something in my sanitation processes that needs to be tightened up a bit. I'll follow your advice on cleaning my kegs and see if that has a positive effect. Thanks again. Cheers!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Consistent problems with Diacetyl
« on: July 07, 2010, 02:03:44 PM »
My ferments last usually a minimum of 3 weeks or 7 - 10 days after fermentation appears to have subsided.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Consistent problems with Diacetyl
« on: July 07, 2010, 11:20:54 AM »
First off, thanks for the reply.

In all cases, I can't say for certain what temp I pitch at other than it's generally below my fermentation temp and at the very least below 68F. I'm talking all Ales here, no Lagers. I have a fermentation Fridge, Ferm-wrap and 2-stage Ranco controller to control my fermentation. At the moment I just use electrical tape and tape the Ranco probe to the outside of my glass carboy, but I'm going to be switching to a thermo-well based on recent discussions with other brewers.

Like I said, the funny thing to me is I don't pick up the buttery flavor in the beer in most cases until it has aged in the keg a bit. Then it seems to come out. Perhaps I just need to drink my beer faster  ;)

All Grain Brewing / Consistent problems with Diacetyl
« on: July 07, 2010, 02:58:10 AM »
I've been all grain brewing for 9 months now and have noticed a consistent problem with my beer having Diacetyl. Actually, I extract brewed for many years before moving to all grain, but I never noticed a problem before with Diacetyl. I must admit though, that at the same time I started all grain, I also started to learn more about off flavors in beer and started paying more attention to things like Diacetyl and Acetaldehyde, so they may very well have been there before, but I wasn't skilled enough to notice them. Anyhow, back to my question. What could be causing my consistent problems with Diacetyl? Another thing I've noticed is that I don't always notice Diacetyl in the beer initially, but often times as a keg ages on me, the flavor comes out. Any ideas or suggestions on what I can do to eliminate this from my beer? Other than this problem, my beers have been pretty good.

Fellow Brewers - I'm interested in buying tubing in bulk, like say by the spool. Where can you find the various tubing (racking/bottling, gas, beverage) a homebrewer needs in bulk at a decent price?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Storing Grain?
« on: December 01, 2009, 03:35:03 AM »
I haven't started to buy in bulk yet, but I plan to. I've been researching this exact question for a while. I'm leaning towards a container like this:

I think these will work great, they come in various sizes and I like the fact that they are on casters.

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