« on: March 08, 2013, 06:44:25 AM »
Old Ale with rye. No chill.
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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.
My only concern with using the 10 gallon cooler for partial mash small beers is that you may end up with the grain bed too shallow to reasonably act as a filter.
If you batch sparge then bed depth won't matter and a 10-gallon cooler will work fine for smaller batches.
What kind of flavor difference do you get here? Significantly less acrid/roasty character?
I've been thinking about trying this with an existing recipe, but I want to make sure I account for it in my recipe.
He said "oxygen." When you have liquid in the PET bottle you can squeeze all the air out before capping it with the carbonator, then add CO2, but with hops, I don't think you can do that, so there will be some O2 in there, but very little.So, how does the oxygen that is in there get purged?
like any standard pin lock - depressing the poppit in the middle.
I have always assumed that the idea is to fill the container with co2, wait a bit for things to settle down in there and then purge through a top opening which should get most of the o2 out as it will have migrated to the top portion of the container. still some o2 but a lot less
The siphon house was exposed to brett awhile ago, however, I've made beers and haven't noticed it.
What does everyone do that may have mold spores floating around??