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03-13-2011

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06-06-2012 9:46 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Brewing for about a year and 1/2 now. Into all grain methodology now. Hope to contintue learning.
  • sports,drinking,and now brewing
  • educator
  • DTB (Drunken Teacher Brewery)
  • trevor hall, mishka, john butler, far too many interests to list.
  • DTB: Drunken Teacher Brewery has been born. Just working with a 2-3 wort (5 gallon each) rotation. This summer we will begin 10 gallon batches.

    July 2011: All grain brewing begins, 10 gallon batch size.
  • Copernican Saison
  • Gahopagos II, Rapture Rye
  • Male
  • Married
  • North Bellmore
  • ny

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  • Posted in thread: fermentation stall/stop on all grain IPA on 06-06-2012 at 02:37 PM
    Hindsight is always 20/20 -- you probably should have made a starter for a beer with an OG of
    1.070. Did you Aerate thoroughly before pitching? and Pitch at proper temperature?My suggestion
    would be t...

  • Posted in thread: fermentation stall/stop on all grain IPA on 06-06-2012 at 02:20 PM
    I took it from my basement at about 66 to the upstairs at about 70 after first 1.038, so
    considered that. My mash started at 154 and held to 152 or so. Using an 10 gallon igloo
    converted tun.

  • Posted in thread: fermentation stall/stop on all grain IPA on 06-06-2012 at 02:09 PM
    At 1.070 you are brewing a larger beer and depending upon your pitching rate I will also assume
    that there was a day or two of lag time prior to the start of active fermentation which means
    in reality...

  • Posted in thread: fermentation stall/stop on all grain IPA on 06-06-2012 at 02:07 PM
    Have you tried rousing the yeast? Gently swirl the fermenter to get yeast resuspended. See if
    that will get the yeast back to work...Did you do a starter?I didnt do a starter as it was only
    a 5 gallon...

  • Posted in thread: fermentation stall/stop on all grain IPA on 06-06-2012 at 01:37 PM
    brewed up an IPA memorial day weekend. Initial gravity was 1.070 measured prior to pitch. Took
    gravity 5 days later and it was only at 1.038, waited another 4 days and still sit at 1.038.
    Program I us...

  • Posted in thread: Did I rush my Stout on 07-05-2011 at 04:38 PM
    In my limited stout experience (1 so far), I've found it to take a really long time to mellow,
    and even get the slight cabonation we were looking for when it was planned. It has now been in
    the bottle...

  • Posted in thread: RECIPE DTB "La Verdad" mexican beer attempt on 06-10-2011 at 05:53 PM
    This beer has worked out wonderfully. 4 weeks in bottles now. taste is super crisp. almost has
    a tea like finish, which is great ice cold on these hot days in NY. brewing 10 gallon batch to
    divide and...

  • Posted in thread: RECIPE DTB "La Verdad" mexican beer attempt on 05-18-2011 at 03:09 PM
    Yea, I gotcha on that. Due to time constraints and schedules of my brewing partner and myself,
    we can only work on beer every two weeks at most. So prior to this lager attempt, 14 day
    minimum in the p...

  • Posted in thread: RECIPE DTB "La Verdad" mexican beer attempt on 05-17-2011 at 01:31 PM
    You've had 5 weeks to buy another hydrometer. Without it, you and everyone else will be
    guessing blindly.prior to reading your smug little comment I hadnt thought to check the gravity
    weekly becuase I...

  • Posted in thread: RECIPE DTB "La Verdad" mexican beer attempt on 05-13-2011 at 01:25 PM
    Have you checked the final gravity?there my friend in lies the problem. this was the second
    batch of the day, and our hydrometer was broken in between boils. So im guessing blindly here,
    wanted to mak...

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