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by Rookie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

Open it up and take a sniff. If it's cheesy toss it.
by Rookie
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 63
Views: 5735

Re: No boil?

It's allegedly almost a routine op these days, so they tell me :? I was thinking thinking hop tea, you ever tried that rather than a dry hop? Cheers. Tom My wife had a valve replacement and a triple bypass. Just a valve replacement should be a piece of cake. I've never done a hop tea, but a lot of ...
by Rookie
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Wadworth 6X - yeast
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Wadworth 6X - yeast

002 can be made to ferment to a lower FG by rousing it.
by Rookie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 63
Views: 5735

Re: No boil?

Soupdragon,
Thanks, she's doing real well. I hope yours does too.
What you're planning should work well.
by Rookie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Wadworth 6X - yeast
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Wadworth 6X - yeast

I'd go with 007. 002 has a tendency to drop out quickly leaving FG a bit higher than 1.007.
by Rookie
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Extremely fast fermentation.
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Extremely fast fermentation.

I just did a bitter with Lallemand London ESB yeast that went from 1.040 to 1.012 in about 40 hours. That's probably not excessive (the attenuation isn't huge so it shouldn't take too long, assuming all is well), though I wouldn't wish it any faster. Obviously, a lot depends on the recipe and the b...
by Rookie
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 63
Views: 5735

Re: No boil?

I recently got the go ahead from the editor of Zymurgy to do a Last Drop piece on no-boil brewing for the Nov/Dec issue. Bad news (kind of): I just found out that this piece is being pushed back to the Jan/Feb 2020 issue. Good news: At the same time I got the go ahead for a feature article on extra...
by Rookie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

I had one yesterday one week after bottling. I am happy with the taste and it's already fairly clear.
by Rookie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 9 month old IPA in a corny
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

You may be okay. Two hundred years ago the IPA sent to India spent time in the hot hold of a ship.
The bitterness will have faded, but it could still be good otherwise.
by Rookie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Unknown Hops

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:28 am
What area? Apparently 80% of wilds are goldings or fuggles.

Give em a sniff when they’re ready. All hops are both aroma and bittering hops really, and i doubt you’d be looking above 8% aa% statistically speaking...
If they are goldings or fuggles they are most likely closer to half that.
by Rookie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Unknown Hops

Make a 1 gallon (3.9 L) batch with 1 pound (448 g) lme. Heat the water to 160f (71c), thoroughly mix in the extract, add the hops and steep for 30 minutes. Then chill and pitch some neutral yeast. It'll be done in less than two weeks and you'll be able to tell from that if these hops are worthy of a...
by Rookie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: Old mead
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Old mead

Laripu wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 am
Yes! I want to know there was enjoyment derived from this human effort.
There will be, but I kind of hate drinking the last bottle of either one especially since I've held out all this time.
by Rookie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: Old mead
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Old mead

WalesAles wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Rookie,
Drink them both, right now!
Take pics (obviously).
Give us a side by side review, when you sober up a little bit! :D

WA
They are both in 25 ounce bottles and when I do get to drinking them it won't be both at the same time. I may have to spread each one out over two nights.
by Rookie
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

Jim wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Should be nice. Are you planning to using finings or let it clear down on its own?
On it's own.
by Rookie
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

I brewed an extract batch of bitter with this yeast four days ago.
It started quickly and was done in less than 44 hours, taking it down from 1.040 to 1.012 for a 70% attenuation. The hydrometer sample tasted pretty good.