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Old 01-12-2014, 09:25 PM   #21
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Just pulled a pint off the caramel amber and pitched it on my house ale. Just scooped put in a clean pint jar let it sit for about 20 min during cooling then put it right in. Now we wait.

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:22 PM   #22
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I would be afraid of under or over pitching from a scoop and not a wash. Wouldn't their be dead and stressed cells within the cake along with the trub that you carry over?
Also how do you know how much cake to scoop? Seems nearly impossible to measure cell count and whether you are scooping trub or yeast. Sorry I overanalyze everything lol

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:56 PM   #23
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Sorry I overanalyze everything lol
Very much so. Have you ever TRIED to ruin a beer by your ingredient choice? Outside of a few smoked malts, extremely excess roasted malts, etc...it is hard to ruin beer.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:02 PM   #24
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Very much so. Have you ever TRIED to ruin a beer by your ingredient choice? Outside of a few smoked malts, extremely excess roasted malts, etc...it is hard to ruin beer.
LOL. I've made a LOT of bad recipe choices that caused ruined batches. E.g. too much coffee, too much Aromatic Malt, too much mineral additions, etc. Nonetheless, recipe is right up there with sanitation in terms of critical issues for a brewer.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:11 PM   #25
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I have made a lot of bad recipes. Some I even dumped because they were so bad. Too much apricot puree on one for a magic hat 9 clone, a nasty vanilla and clove combination. I think it is very easy to screw up a batch of brew if you don't pay much attention to your recipe. Too high of fermentation temps/dead cells on re-pitch equals alcohol flavors from the cells. Too little of special grains and you have a terribly bodiless beer.

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This cascadian dark ale I just made came out so heavy on coffee flavor. I consider it ruined although I am sucking it down and trying to wash it down with keg hops of citra.

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Well in just 3 hours at 68 degrees on the sticker I have some movement.
I may close the vents in the room and let te temp drop a little. Tips?

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Swamp cooler it if you are wanting to drop your temps. You can lower at least 3 or 4 degrees lower than ambient with one and a fan on it.

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