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Posted in thread: All my beers taste like Hefe's, wut? on 10-25-2013 at 03:39 AM
Over pitching is very unlikely as ester production is usually amplified with underpitching and
general yeast stress.What were the *actual* fermentation temps? Did they stay steady? How were
Posted in thread: All my beers taste like Hefe's, wut? on 10-25-2013 at 03:07 AM
So every brew I have done recently has ended up tasting like a Hefe. Bubblegum Banana esters,
the works. My pumpkin ale and pale ale I made up got these flavors and I'm really confused as
to why. I us...
Posted in thread: Fermenting a Big Beer on 10-17-2013 at 02:34 AM
I'm assuming one week in primary and two in the secondary. This is what I've gathered but I
could be off, that's why I'm asking.I've had batches of 7% ready bottle in two weeks and have
never really f...
Posted in thread: Fermenting a Big Beer on 10-17-2013 at 02:27 AM
I'm planning on doing some kind of a strong ale for the holidays. I'm not entirely on what it
will be , I'm debating between an old ale or some kind of spiced winter warmer, but I'm aiming
for the 8-9...
Posted in thread: High ABV with dry yeast on 10-04-2013 at 05:36 AM
So I'm looking into brewing some Imp. stouts and high gravity IPAs but have no real access to a
good healthy liquid yeast. What I do have access to is is some Danstar products and Us-05/04.
Posted in thread: Interested in mead on 09-23-2013 at 03:47 AM
So i've kind of necro bumped this thread but anyways...What is generally accepted as a good
aging time for a standard 12-14% mead? How long should I let it sit in the primary and how long
Posted in thread: Interested in mead on 09-16-2013 at 03:44 PM
You've already done beers ? So would likely get enough from it to see the differences in
technique between beers and meads. Meads are more wine like in the making and more robust than
Posted in thread: Interested in mead on 09-16-2013 at 04:09 AM
So i've been brewing beer for sometime now with great success and am interested in fermenting
some other new things. Mead seems interesting but I need a few key facts first.How long ,
Posted in thread: Infection? on 09-08-2013 at 09:49 PM
Originally I used white labs dry english ale but after a long time of sitting I saw no results
so I pitched some safale us05 I had lying around. It would have sat for maybe 1-2 days with no
Posted in thread: Infection? on 09-08-2013 at 09:22 PM
So i made up a 3 gallon batch of pumpkin ale for canadian thanksgiving. After about 2 days this
is what it looks like. I took a taste testing and tasted no real off flavors but the main
reason I'm wo...