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Are additions to be made to BOTH the mash (prior to dough in) and in the boil kettle?


Yeah, that's my understanding.

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I don't have access to it, but this would probably be an interesting read:

Evaluation of the Addition of Gallotannins to the Brewing Liquor for the Improvement of the Flavor Stability of Beer

http://tq.mbaa.com/Abstracts/2004/0831-01.htm


Yeah, it'd be nice to see the whole thing but the synopsis definitely seems to lend credence to the idea.

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Picked up 50g from ibrew.com . Should be enough for ~ a dozen batches if my math is in the ballpark. Enough to get an idea on its merits.

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Ingredients / Re: briess 2 row on sale at amazon
« on: May 09, 2016, 11:07:30 AM »
I use Briess on occasion for American styles, though I prefer Rahr given the choice. I don't hate Briess but agree that it has a milder flavor than many of the others.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fast Pitch
« on: May 09, 2016, 10:59:59 AM »
Yeah, the cost and the times savings make it a pretty good deal to me. Need to pick some up.

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I guess the forum members from that german site watch this thread pretty closely.  That's funny.

My thoughts, too. Pretty obvious to me.

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No, that's not the whole story. The GBF paper was interesting, was a welcome change given their reluctance to share any info, but was presented as an 'all or nothing' approach where you won't get to appreciate the results if you can't hold DO levels to miniscule levels. In other words, next to impossible for the average homebrewer to achieve. So there's that.

If you believe that adding a little bit of some other non-sulfite, non-ascorbic antioxidant to your strike water is going to change all that, then I have some 5.2 pH Stabilizer to sell you.


I'm not proposing adding anything, or that you add anything. Or am I defeating the purpose of simply arguing ?

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So if I’m reading this long thread correctly.. The GBF folks didn’t evaluate the effects of SMB on HSO objectively; therefore the method is deemed poppycock by the resident experts and not worth even trying. However a vendor selling a mystery substance at a brewing conference that purports to solve the very same problem deserves to be properly explored. Interesting.


No, that's not the whole story. The GBF paper was interesting, was a welcome change given their reluctance to share any info, but was presented as an 'all or nothing' approach where you won't get to appreciate the results if you can't hold DO levels to miniscule levels. In other words, next to impossible for the average homebrewer to achieve. So there's that.

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Ok, now I'm curious. Is it ascorbic acid (though it's not completely tasteless)?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: plastic fermenters
« on: May 08, 2016, 10:18:25 AM »
I switched from glass to plastic buckets maybe 12 years and several hundred batches ago.  I would never go back.


Yep. I switched about 10 yrs ago myself. The concerns on plastic put out there in books and magazines in the day were just overblown. I'm making better beer now than ever in plastic buckets.

Edit - I did upgrade to the 8 gallon wine fermenter buckets which I like a lot. Love the headspace.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you strain your hops?
« on: May 07, 2016, 05:56:41 PM »
to OP, hop rocket?

Are you asking if I know what a hop rocket is or are you trying to figure out what a hop rocket is?

You're picture suggests you are older then 3 years old...maybe you should converse in full sentences?  Just a suggestion.

Be cool.


Yeah, pretty unnecessary.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: The Taprite Beer Carbonation Tester
« on: May 07, 2016, 04:28:43 PM »
Or an accident that spiral breaks your femur and rag dolls you 150+ feet down the road, because someone braked to save a squirrel ahead. I think the total bill, including the titanium rod and three days hospital was north of $120K. So yeah, motorcycles. I could buy a 10 BBL brewhouse for less.


Wow, that is just brutal. Glad it wasn't worse.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 07, 2016, 04:07:14 PM »
Yeah, great looking beer.

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Yeah, I do it this way too. Cheap sump pump from Lowe's works well. Definitely makes my lager chilling faster.

Yeah, kicking myself for waiting so long.

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