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Posted in thread: Efficiency Issue: Poor Conversion or Too Much Loss? on 12-08-2016 at 03:41 PM
The others are right those losses sound like way too much, with that much starting water you
should have more like 10 gals in the ferementer. You really need to do some good measurements
and find out ...
Posted in thread: Help Me Finish This Recipe on 12-07-2016 at 03:44 PM
I'm not sure of the question, are you saying you are trying to use up what you have and make a
porter? Do you have an idea what kind of porter, how big you want it, etc? You'll likely want
Posted in thread: Off flavor in dark beers on 12-07-2016 at 03:29 PM
I wasn't so much worried about the total time, I've done that before as well. It's more that
it's a bucket (notoriously poor seals) with lots of headspace that you've been opening to
sample. I'm usual...
Posted in thread: Off flavor in dark beers on 12-07-2016 at 05:10 AM
Do you have a better pic of that fermenter? Where the light's hitting looks kinda pellicle-like
to me (large white bubbles, broken ice pack appearance). Seems like an awful lot of head space
to be let...
Posted in thread: WTF....Infected??? Please help! on 12-02-2016 at 03:25 AM
Yes, you do indeed have a serious Saccharomyces infection. Seriously though, looks normal to
me. I've occasionally had 05 leave a stubborn krausen layer that won't drop. Is the beer clear
Posted in thread: How can I get that Nice Creamy Taste on 12-01-2016 at 03:30 PM
I think prolly 9.5 yrs later the OP has it figured out. ;)
Posted in thread: 2.5 Gallon Keg System on 11-30-2016 at 04:02 PM
One thing to consider with 2.5 gal kegs is that some of them stack - they were handy when I had
my smaller upright keezer. I've got the ones that they used to sell at Adventures in
homebrewing but I d...
Posted in thread: Whats up with the three tier system? on 11-30-2016 at 03:47 PM
Thanks guys! I love that this forum has a lot of traffic/activity. I plan to stay on the cheap
(I have three kids and one income). I'll probably go two tier to begin. Building a permanant
"tower" for ...
Posted in thread: This is bad... on 11-27-2016 at 07:45 PM
No idea. Maybe just bad probe placement. I have stout fermenting now, I need to double check it
on case my probe or something is bad.The probe was sitting in the middle of the 6 pack reading
68 and th...
Posted in thread: Is this normal? on 11-25-2016 at 10:16 PM
As someone mentioned 3711 is a bit of a beast. 1.012 may have been your target but I can almost
guarantee the yeast isn't done yet. I've always had it finish single digits with beers up to
1.070 or so...