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by manplant
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Dry hopping issues in secondary
Replies: 1
Views: 4479

Dry hopping issues in secondary

In the process of dry hopping a belgian tripel my hop bags came open in the secondary and some pellets were released into the secondary. How long will it take the hops to settle out, or am I going to have hop pieces in the beer?

Any suggestions on secondary dry hopping with glass carbuoys?
by manplant
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: First kegged beers came out FLAT!!
Replies: 5
Views: 9316

Carbonation issues

The key benefit of the keg is the use of force carbonation methods that dont introduce flavors from priming sugars.

I force at 50 psi and am ready to taste in 24 hrs. Its best to bleed excess off at that point at let sit for 2-4 more days at ~25 psi.
by manplant
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Dry Hopping Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 5530

Dry Hopping Problems

In the process of dry hopping a belgian tripel my hop bags came open in the secondary and some pellets were released into the secondary. How long will it take the hops to settle out, or am I going to have hop pieces in the beer?

Any suggestions on secondary dry hopping with glass carbuoys?
by manplant
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mash Efficiency and Adding more fermentables to the primary
Replies: 5
Views: 6697

Mash Efficiency

Ive been getting 90 on the last couple of runs, but they are lower gravity with less grain. Ive been using a crappy sparge volume calculator at brew365. Ive made adjustments for future batches. Does the pc version of BT have a decent mash and sparge calculator? Ive always used the web program. I los...
by manplant
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mash Efficiency and Adding more fermentables to the primary
Replies: 5
Views: 6697

Mash Efficiency and Adding more fermentables to the primary

A recent Belgian I made had a mash efficieny lower than projection (79% vs 90). This will be corrected with correct sparge volume in the future. As a result, my OG was .006 lower than expected resulting in a 0.75% drop in alcohol content. Can I add more sugars to the primary, or is it better to leav...
by manplant
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: high krausen?
Replies: 3
Views: 7399

More Krausen

For the record, the Wyeast 2565 Kolsch produces a robust Krausen even at OG's in the 1.040 range and at low ale temps in the 63-66 F range. I run tubing from the airlock into a pitcher of star san solution.
by manplant
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Filtering during transfer to ferm.
Replies: 21
Views: 29281

Gelatin for Clarity

The Wyeast Kolsch 2565 has a low flocculation rate so its beers tend to be cloudy from yeast. I like your idea on the addition of the gelatin at the end of the rack on top of the beer. That is congruent with the link posted in the prev. threads. The main reason im looking to gelatin is this beer is ...
by manplant
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Filtering during transfer to ferm.
Replies: 21
Views: 29281

Gelatin Procedure Clarification

Just to clarify on the gelatin. Im making a MexiKolsch with two week turn around. Im currently in the secondary at 64F. At kegging, I would like to: 1-Dissolve 1/4 to 1 tsp of Knox gelatin in 1/2 cup of boiled water cooled to 100 2-Pour into the bottom of the corny keg 3-Rack the beer into the corny...
by manplant
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?
Replies: 13
Views: 52411

How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?

If I wanted to sub Cane sugar for Candi sugar, what would be the limit before cidery off flavors resulted?
by manplant
Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?
Replies: 13
Views: 52411

How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?

I added the 2 Row because its cheap. At the end of the day, Im finding that a good triple is mostly defined by hop and spice character. The grains cerytainly influence, but Imported grains are getting high.

I appreciate your help. Ill keep the resuls posted next month.
by manplant
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?
Replies: 13
Views: 52411

How to settle and remove debris while keg conditioning?

It will be mid jan before I get to brew this again. My inventories are high. Just made a Pale Ale to be in the keg 1/1/08, and Im brewing a Corona clone for the morons down the street for new years. Im not going to put much love into this one. I do appreciate the info. I was acutally checking out th...
by manplant
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?
Replies: 13
Views: 52411

How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?

Provided is the recipe. Not much Caramel here. Cant go too high, or the color will go dark on me. Category Belgian Strong Ale Subcategory Belgian Tripel Recipe Type All Grain Batch Size 5.5 gal. Volume Boiled 4.75 gal. Mash Efficiency 68 % Total Grain/Extract 17.98 lbs. Total Hops 3.4 oz. Calories (...
by manplant
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?
Replies: 13
Views: 52411

How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?

Ron, I appreciate the follow up. Im mashing at ~158-160 currently. I have a recipie with a mixture of Belgian Pils, American 2 Row and just a pinch of Caramel malt. I currently use Candi as well as Honey in the fray. All of my Tripels a have finished at the targeted FG. Im at the point where I have ...
by manplant
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?
Replies: 13
Views: 52411

How to add the sweet aftertaste to beer?

Ive made several Belgian tripels, but the one flavor characteristic that eludes me is how to add that sweet aftertaste. How is this done, and how is this controlled?
by manplant
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Belgian Ale From Primary to Keg - Not Well Aged What Next?
Replies: 4
Views: 8585

Belgian Ale From Primary to Keg - Not Well Aged What Next?

Keep me posted. Watch out for slow leaks once you seal the keg