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Old 10-10-2006, 06:36 PM   #11
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ok, thanks. I might just do that. What do you think of cutting the cascade bittering hops to 2oz and adding the last .75oz in the last ten minutes?

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Old 10-10-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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I always thougt stouts were supposed to have very little hop aroma. Personal taste though.

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Old 10-11-2006, 02:31 PM   #13
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Yeah...Personal taste. If you like to smell hops then go ahead.

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Old 10-13-2006, 11:56 PM   #14
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And the 1/2 pound of black grain....black patent???? if that is what it is will impart a bitter ash taste to your stout. Take my word for it.

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Old 10-18-2006, 09:14 AM   #15
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well, thanks for all your help guys. Unfortunatly I finished brewing, checked the temp and pitched the yeast. After 2 days, I got nothing. So I called my LHBS and got a new pack of yeast. I poured it on top and left for Vegas for a weekend with my girlfriend. This time the yeast worked. I got a call from my housemate saying that my beer blew up. The krausen poured out the airlock, and not knowing what to do, he was unable to keep the airlock on. When I got back, the airlock was off and the beer was obviously infected. Oh well, time to start a new batch.

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:43 PM   #16
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Well.... that was couragous..... Sorry... could not think of a better word.... although a few probably comes to mind

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:55 PM   #17
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well, thanks for all your help guys. Unfortunatly I finished brewing, checked the temp and pitched the yeast. After 2 days, I got nothing. So I called my LHBS and got a new pack of yeast. I poured it on top and left for Vegas for a weekend with my girlfriend. This time the yeast worked. I got a call from my housemate saying that my beer blew up. The krausen poured out the airlock, and not knowing what to do, he was unable to keep the airlock on. When I got back, the airlock was off and the beer was obviously infected. Oh well, time to start a new batch.
I guess that's one way to learn to use a blowoff tube.

What did you mean by "obviously infected"? How could you tell?
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:24 AM   #18
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well, when I pitched the second pack of yeast, the beer was starting to have a little white film on top. But the real reason I thought it was infected was that it sat for an entire day with no airlock and when I checked it out, a fly flew out. It was also starting to smell a little sour.

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Old 10-20-2006, 05:56 AM   #19
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Maybe you should re attach the airlock and see what happens. There is no harm in waiting a week to see if the batch is REALLY infected or if there is just a suspicion...it takes a lot to infect a batch

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Old 10-20-2006, 10:59 PM   #20
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Yeah I can see the title of the beer already... "Buzz off"

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