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Posted in thread: WLP-007 Is A Strange One (First Time User) on 02-19-2016 at 09:45 PM
I currently have an imperial stout fermenting on 007. Used a stir plate starter, and
fermentation practically exploded. Krausen filled the headspace of my fermenter, which almost
Posted in thread: Post your infection on 02-16-2016 at 03:45 PM
Looks like Hafnia protea. Drops with flocculating yeast, grows during lag phase. Common if you
save yeast. I found out the hard way. Off flavor like cooked turnips.
Posted in thread: 1 of 4 kegs foamy- Mystery on 12-05-2015 at 04:30 PM
I used the o-ring that was on the thesis tube I moved. I guess the next step is to swap posts.
Posted in thread: 1 of 4 kegs foamy- Mystery on 12-05-2015 at 03:55 PM
I have been kegging for years, and this one has me stumped.I have 4 kegs on a CO2 manifold, so
I know they are all at the same pressure. Three of them are running exactly as expected, nicely
Posted in thread: Oxygen, how much is too much? on 05-18-2015 at 03:12 PM
What I was doing is opening the valve close to all the way and running oxygen for 2 minutes.
The headspace was filled with oxygen, so there was certainly the capacity to have way too
much.The yeast I ...
Posted in thread: Oxygen, how much is too much? on 05-16-2015 at 01:26 AM
I started using a welding oxygen tank with a sintered stone, and have been getting solventy off
flavors. I believe I have been adding too much oxygen.I'm going to buy a flow meter, and I'm
Posted in thread: How much chlorine? on 05-09-2015 at 12:12 PM
The 0.5 ppm I mentioned was in the unheated water. When the level was so low I figured I'd ask
how much was acceptable.I heated a glass of water, let it cool, and tested it again. The level
was 0.0 Ev...
Posted in thread: How much chlorine? on 05-08-2015 at 06:01 PM
I read that you can tell if your water has chlorine or chloramine by testing the cold tap water
with swimming pool test strips, then boiling and chilling, then testing again. I tested my cold
Posted in thread: Premature staling- was it copper? on 04-05-2015 at 09:51 PM
Palmer has said that copper can catalyze staling reactions post fermentation. That would not
add copper to the beer itself.I am planning to switch to a stainless thermowell, so as they
say, I guess I'...
Posted in thread: Premature staling- was it copper? on 04-05-2015 at 01:36 PM
I recently made a thermowell from copper tubing. I've used it in about 3 batches, and I've had
a problem with a sharp, solvent-like bitterness. I had thought I had an infection problem in
some of my k...