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by zgoda
Sat May 07, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Old Yeast
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Old Yeast

Washing yeast in ClO2 is rather safe. I did this many times.
by zgoda
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Hop pellets

Give it a gentle whirl and leave to settle for 15 mins before siphoning to fv. Works all the time.
by zgoda
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Rye, oh Rye, oh Rye!
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Odp: Rye, oh Rye, oh Rye!

Keep mash hot during sparge, do not return any vorlauf, sparge with almost boiling water.

Or use flaked rye, it has much less beta glucans.
by zgoda
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager - removing sulphur after fermentation
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: Odp: Lager - removing sulphur after fermentation

Chemistry, simple ion exchange. SO3 ion oxidizes to SO4 and gets trapped by Cu. Or something like that, I stopped learning this like 25 years ago. Personally I just wait for it to dissipate naturally.
by zgoda
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Flaked Rye Malt
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: Odp: Flaked Rye Malt

I love flaked rye. Silky loveliness.
by zgoda
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager - removing sulphur after fermentation
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: Odp: Lager - removing sulphur after fermentation

You can always put some sanitized copper wire in lager tank, this helps with removing sulphur.
by zgoda
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast Smack Pack 10 Months Old
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Odp: Wyeast Smack Pack 10 Months Old

I use such old smack packs on regular basis. The oldest one I had was 24 months after mfg date, that's 18 months past bbe.

Of course I always make starter from any liquid yeast, maybe except for fresh Weihenstephan / wlp300.
by zgoda
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Home Brew Reviews
Topic: Timothy Taylor Landlord
Replies: 14
Views: 5047

Re: Odp: Timothy Taylor Landlord

I'm sorry guys but when I visited UK finally last autumn I was all "oh, real ales!" guy. But then I tried all these beers from byobra and stuff and I was all "meh, wat?!" These beers have changed. And our palates have changed as well. Next visit to London in winter 2014/15 was much more enjoyable. B...
by zgoda
Wed May 20, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How long do you dry hop for?
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Odp: How long do you dry hop for?

Temperature is a key here. 6-8 days in 19c is enough, although recently my process favors 5 days and I can't tell any difference.
by zgoda
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Arogant Bas@#rd attempt pics added
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: Odp: Arogant Bas@#rd attempt pics added

My assumption was based on CYBI episode when Jamil deemed this beer cloned, grist composition was 90/10 2 row / Special B.

I would check the Munich idea if I liked Chinook at all. ;)
by zgoda
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: AG #24 APA
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: Odp: AG #24 APA

Mosaic is super fruity but lacks in citrus department. Really shines with strong citrus hops like Centennial, Simcoe or Chinook as backbone. My preferred combo is with Centennial.
by zgoda
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: British hops SMaSH - opinions please
Replies: 35
Views: 2516

Re: Odp: British hops SMaSH - opinions please

beer gut wrote:What I found with boadicea is good bitterness but in my opinion the flavour/aroma is too bland.
Same as above. Exceptionally tasty bitterness but complete lack of aroma.
by zgoda
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strong Lager Help
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Odp: Strong Lager Help

W34 has no problems fermenting 22 plato worts, and has ~10% aby tolerance. How else would we made our Baltic porters?
by zgoda
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Getting Caramalt/Crystal
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: Odp: Getting Caramalt/Crystal

Castle Malting makes Cara Gold to 120 EBC. Their Caramalt is 20 EBC, while DMG makes it to 35 EBC. I prefer to use EBC values than names to avoid confusion.
by zgoda
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hops for a rye PA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

Re: Odp: Hops for a rye PA?

Well I'm drinking a beer loosely based on Adnams Ghostship, that uses Crystal Rye and the hops are Chinook, Motueka and Citra. Very nice it is too. Adnams use Columbus for bittering and Cascade and Citra at the end and dry hop with Citra to finish. For last 6 months the pub I claimed my local had G...