« on: March 16, 2013, 08:11:14 AM »
GREEN Flash West Coast IPA. :-)
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I think oxidation leads to diacetyl reformation as well.I've had that happen. I also had a slow-growing house infection once that eventually produced diacetyl in every beer it touched.
how much money would the AHA save by NOT printing out those certificates for first round beers that get some score above 20?
Mine was so weird I sent some to John Palmer who said it tasted like Bartles and Jaymes Passion Fruit Wine Cooler!
Tasting my first 100% munich APA.
This thread has a quote from a StarSan employee stating the solution must have a pH below 3.5 AND be clear. Cloudiness indicates the surfactant has reacted with minerals in the water and become ineffective. The surfactant renders more permeable the cell walls of the unwanted flora, and the low pH then kills them.
If that's true, I might consider switching back to Iodophor for everything. I sanitize my kegs with star san and push it out with CO2 to purge all the oxygen, and by the second keg it's already cloudy. I have relatively soft water (Ca 28, HCO3 59), and I'm not going to buy 5 gallons of distilled water just for sanitizing.