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Posted in thread: Beer in carboy for a year... on 05-06-2010 at 02:47 AM
Well the samples I took while bottling had strong alcohol flavors, a quick search shows this
can happen from letting yeast sit on trub for extended periods, so it's no shock. I am hoping
once its carb...
Posted in thread: Beer in carboy for a year... on 05-06-2010 at 12:09 AM
One is a corn lager, the other a red vanilla cream ale. The yeast is from the cream ale, it was
originally Irish Ale Wyeast. I pitched some S-23 on the lager and US-05 on the ale during
Posted in thread: Beer in carboy for a year... on 05-05-2010 at 11:28 PM
Just bottled 2 x 5g carboys which lay forgotten in a dark corner of my basement for almost
exactly a year. Think it will turn out ok?I pitched 1/3 packet of new yeast into my bottling
bucket both time...
Posted in thread: I just got 94% efficiency! on 06-18-2009 at 06:34 PM
If someone out there that has good notes would be willing to try repeating a recipe they have
made where they know the OG, can repeat the same crush and only vorlaufed one quart using my
method of vor...
Posted in thread: I just got 94% efficiency! on 06-18-2009 at 06:25 PM
I have a false bottom that I made from a strainer or flour sifter I found at walbaums. It
happened to be the EXACT right diameter to sit snugly in the bottom of my 5 gallon igloo. I
have a circular ma...
Posted in thread: I just got 94% efficiency! on 06-18-2009 at 06:20 PM
I am not trying to make some outrageous claims here or anything. I am simply stating what I
have found as I thought it would be of interest to people. If there is something wrong with my
process, by a...
Posted in thread: I just got 94% efficiency! on 06-18-2009 at 06:14 PM
Brewhouse, but only 96% now. Again, that number can still be a little off as I did not
scientifically measure, a 10lb scale for the grain, tried to get it as close to spot on as I
could, then 5 gallon...
Posted in thread: I just got 94% efficiency! on 06-18-2009 at 05:44 PM
Interesting about the calculator. The fermentation tank loss number is what is throwing it off.
I am really not sure what that is referring to, but if you put it to 0 then you get the same as
if you w...
Posted in thread: I just got 94% efficiency! on 06-17-2009 at 03:16 PM
This is where I have gotten my numbers:The Brewer's Recipe CalculatorThe 18 hour thing is true,
I was talking to one of the brewmasters at a festival, don't know what else to tell you.Like I
said, I m...
Posted in thread: Second chance beer on 06-17-2009 at 04:42 AM
I really don't think it has affected my wort quality, as was said in the thread it is basically
like a HERMS or RIMS system. Total mash/vorlauf/sparge time is still only around 90 minutes. It