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Re: Champagne yeast help

  By: _Anthony on March 15, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

It can be pretty slow to finish. You might try and take out about a pint of the soda, dilute it with a bit of sterile water, and proof more yeast in it.. then toss the resulting foamy yeast back into the soda and see if that will help.

Re: Champagne yeast help

  By: _Anthony on March 13, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Ah well in that case, ferment away!

Re: Champagne yeast help

  By: _Anthony on March 12, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

If we are talking beer, it is highly unlikely Champagne yeast will do much. While it can resist the pressures of higher alcohol environments, it can’t ferment maltotriose, so it’s utility in unsticking a fermentation is pretty limited.

More likely …

Oxygen's effects on hoppy beers

  By: _Anthony on Sept. 11, 2017, 8:32 a.m.

I thought this latest xBmt about the effects of oxygen on a fragile beer like NEIPA was interesting: http://brulosophy.com/2017/09/11/the-im ... t-results/

FWIW, throughly purging the receiving keg would have probably eliminated a fair amount of th…

Re: Summer 2017 Grain Buy

  By: _Anthony on Aug. 30, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Hoping to add it to our next order which should arrive next week. With the amount of grain we use now and where we source most of it, it is harder to squeeze small amounts in because we plan multiple pallet orders and a pallet only does about 1.4 ba…

Re: Group Honey Purchase

  By: _Anthony on Aug. 5, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Definitely go with Dutch Gold versus Monarch's Choice, the former is independently audited to verify that it is actually from the source it claims it is from, and experiences from folks using Monarch's Choice are decidedly mixed, for example: https:…

Re: Looking for some wheat malt

  By: _Anthony on April 21, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

We have a pallet of it if you can't find anybody else.

Re: Fall 2016 grain buy?

  By: _Anthony on Jan. 3, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

The order just needs to be re-collated since there appear to be some changes since Jackson sent it to me. We are planning on adding it to our next order which will be placed in the next 7-10 days and delivered shortly after.

Re: Fall 2016 grain buy?

  By: _Anthony on Nov. 3, 2016, 9:42 p.m.

We can add bags to one of our orders if folks are interested. Ideally someone in the club would organize it! I've attached the most recent price list I have.

Re: Water in Champaign

  By: _Anthony on Sept. 21, 2016, 1:49 p.m.

The water is good, pretty middle of the road for the purposes of brewing, but you do need to filter or treat for chlorine/chloramine depending on the time of year. This is usually the time of year that Illinois American Water briefly switches to reg…

Re: Group grain buy

  By: _Anthony on Dec. 9, 2015, 11:13 a.m.

Greg was nice enough to organize the order and everyone can come and pick up at their convenience. Please bring your check, made out to the BUZZ club. Ideally come during normal business hours for the brewery, but if that doesn't work, if you stop b…

Re: BUZZ Big Brew @ Triptych BC Jan. '16

  By: _Anthony on Dec. 5, 2015, 6:43 p.m.

Here is the recipe for those interested:

Code: Select all"The Rye Is Strong With This One"

OG: 1.108

59% Golden Promise
25% Rye Malt
10% Crystal Rye (60L+70L)
6% Dark Candi Syrup (80L)

Some American hops, 75+ IBUs

And a reminder, if you have a …

Re: Group grain buy

  By: _Anthony on Dec. 4, 2015, 9:58 p.m.

The grain is in. We are going to attempt and setup several days next week for pickup.

Greg should have totals for everyone soon.

Re: Group grain buy

  By: _Anthony on Oct. 14, 2015, 8:21 p.m.

Yes and yes!

Group grain buy

  By: _Anthony on Oct. 13, 2015, 9:01 p.m.

Here is a sort of recent grain catalog... not sure exactly where the pricing will land but it should be pretty decent. And a reminder, members are responsible for splitting/sharing all bags so that Triptych isn't left with half bags. Would like to f…