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Posted in thread: Green Apple / Acetaldehyde on 10-20-2012 at 03:10 AM
Yeah, fermenters do go bad...especialy the plastic ones. But that's a whole other subject, just
like sour beers (you'll need a whole other set of equipment for the cold side of brewing).
Posted in thread: Green Apple / Acetaldehyde on 10-19-2012 at 04:18 AM
There's a couple reasons that this could be happening. The most likely culprit is stressed
yeast. That can happen from not pitching enough yeast, pitching while the wort is still too
warm, taking the ...
Posted in thread: Roasty from W-34/70 or % choc on 09-06-2012 at 03:20 PM
Yeast strains do help certain flavors stand out, as you noticed in the the first W-34/70 batch
and the first WY2206. Not to say that the manufacturer of your chocolate malts or degrees of
Posted in thread: Exceedingly long ferm time for washed yeast on 09-06-2012 at 03:14 PM
How long did you let the first beer stay in primary before harvesting the yeast? I ask because
if it was anything less than 7 days, you probably harvested a lot of
Posted in thread: Diacetyl Resting a CC with WLP810 on 09-06-2012 at 03:10 PM
Doing a D rest never hurts. Your plan of action looks pretty easy and will work just fine. Let
us know how it turns out.
Posted in thread: Brinkmann Burner on 09-06-2012 at 03:07 PM
I have not used the Brinkmann, but I own an SQ14. If the burner element in the Brinkmann is the
same one as the SQ14 it will work just fine.
Posted in thread: Looking for some advice on 09-06-2012 at 03:03 PM
duboman nailed it. I second the practice of letting your beer stay in primary for two weeks.
For me, a two week primary is a minimum requirement. After primary, you can rack to a secondary
if you want...
Posted in thread: First time Kölsch question on 09-06-2012 at 02:56 PM
It is normal for the yeast. Since you're at a lower temp it probably just took a little bit
longer to show the signs of "normal" fermentation.
Posted in thread: First Brew Questions on 09-06-2012 at 02:54 PM
You can leave it as is. Take gravity readings though, so you know if it's the yeast getting
back to work or CO2 getting knocked out of solution from the cherries.
Posted in thread: First Brew Questions on 09-05-2012 at 04:47 AM
Answers are in bold.1. Are the yeast all dead because the sugar has not decreased and there are
no signs of fermentation. No. But the other poster is right. You took the beer away from the