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by sahti
Tue May 01, 2001 1:35 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Are dark malts less fermentable than light ones?
Replies: 1
Views: 3841


Yes they do. Crystal and caramel malts are more fermentable than black or chocolate, but they still contribute unfermentable compounds. I've brewed several stouts and porters that had similar grain bills to pale ales except for an extra pound or two of dark roasted grains and usually darker crystal ...
by sahti
Fri Mar 02, 2001 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old Muntons Cans
Replies: 1
Views: 4227

old extract

It's best to use fresh ingredients for beer making as with anything else. Liquid extract will darken with age, but the flavor shouldn't go bad. As long as the cans aren't bulging and have been kept in a fairly stable environment, they should be fine. If you want to try one out, mix it with some fres...
by sahti
Thu Mar 01, 2001 12:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: diffusion stone carbonation?
Replies: 1
Views: 4341


Using a diffusion stone to carbonate is the most effective method. CO2 goes into solution very easily because the bubbles are so small and numerous. You can still use the higher pressure (make sure the stone is securely affixed or it may come off) but you can cut the time down to probably less than ...
by sahti
Tue Feb 06, 2001 11:29 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: American Caramel 40 L
Replies: 1
Views: 4382

caramel malts

yep. Briess is one of a handful of American malters (if you are counting all of North America). Anything that is labeled as a caramel or crystal 40 L is what you would be looking for. British malters call their equivalent malt crystal.

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by sahti
Sat Feb 03, 2001 12:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sanitizer
Replies: 1
Views: 4516


There are several oxygen based cleaners and sanitizers available. One-step is the only one that I am aware of that does not need to be rinsed. It works pretty well as both a cleaner and sanitizer. With a bit less than recommended amount, it did a pretty good job loosening up the brew residue on the ...