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by highwaytoale
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Blending & Bottling Sour Ale
Replies: 4
Views: 11043

Re: Blending & Bottling Sour Ale

slothrob,

Hummm... I hadn't thought to do that, nor have a I ever tried to test the gravity of an already carbonated beer. Would I have to leave the sample out until it went flat before testing or something like that? I'm assuming the Co2 bubbles would affect the hydrometer reading....
by highwaytoale
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Blending & Bottling Sour Ale
Replies: 4
Views: 11043

Re: Blending & Bottling Sour Ale

Hi again, I posted this question a while back and realize it's a difficult one to give advice on because there are many variables, not to mention real danger, and it's also an area of brewing where the true art of the craft shines bright. Believe me when I say I'm far from that sort of crafty artist...
by highwaytoale
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Blending & Bottling Sour Ale
Replies: 4
Views: 11043

Blending & Bottling Sour Ale

Greetings, I'm hoping you may be able to help with a question on blending sour ale that I can't seem to find much info on. I have a one year old Flanders that I want to blend with a straight kolsch in an attempt to smooth/balance out the extreme sourness of the Flanders. I brewed/bottled this same F...
by highwaytoale
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 6
Views: 13548

Stuck Saison

Big thanks to both of you for the input, I'd buy you a beer if I could.
by highwaytoale
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 6
Views: 13548

Stuck Saison

Thank you for the suggestions, I don't think I've seen the 3711 before, so I'll check on that. I was wondering if temps may be playing a part as well since it's winter now and a bit cooler. I'd say it's been averaging in the 63-65 F range sitting up off the floor in my house. I was considering buyin...
by highwaytoale
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 6
Views: 13548

Stuck Saison

Howdy, I'm hoping for some advice regarding a saison I brewed. I used Wyeast 3724 for the first time and from what I've read is known for it's potential for stuck fermentation. My OG was 1.059 and I just racked to a secondary after a little over two weeks in the primary. I took a reading and it's on...
by highwaytoale
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Mash temps
Replies: 3
Views: 9417

Hi, Thanks for the reply. I've been seeing temp ranges from the low 140's to high 150's and with such a large variance I was having a hard time picking a middle ground to accept. I think another problem is that I've always done a two-step mash with an initial protein rest at around 125 for 30 mins. ...
by highwaytoale
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Mash temps
Replies: 3
Views: 9417

Mash temps

Howdy, I'm trying to troubleshoot ways to increase my efficiency and currently I'm focused on how best to accurately measure my mash temp. I use the typical cooler mash tun and a dial thermometer with about an 8-10" stem. I've noticed that after I pitch my strike water and stir thoroughly that my te...
by highwaytoale
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Flaked Oats
Replies: 5
Views: 7560

I did use the lower ppg for the oats in my calculations so I don't think it was that. I hadn't thought about conversion efficiency, but I do always do the standard iodine conversion test. If I pass the iodine test does that mean that my conversion is good or could it still be off and the gravity mus...
by highwaytoale
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Flaked Oats
Replies: 5
Views: 7560

Flaked Oats

Okay, good to get confirmation of that possibility. I recently used oats in a recipe and my efficiency came out lower than expected and I've been trying to put a finger on the reason. My system isn't the most efficient to begin with, so I think the oats just compounded the problem. Thankfully, I had...
by highwaytoale
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Flaked Oats
Replies: 5
Views: 7560

Flaked Oats

I've been trying to do some reading up on the use of flaked oats and mashing, but I can't seem to find too many specifics. I'm wondering if the use of flaked oats (like around 1 lb per 5 gal) in the mash will it affect your efficiency while sparging out? It seems like the oats might make the mash "t...