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  • Posted in thread: White floating spots in carboy on 10-31-2014 at 01:56 AM
    From the pics it looks like yeast rafts, but it's hard to tell. Is there an off, sour, or
    unpleasant odor? What's the current gravity, and how long since brew day? The following
    questions will mostly ...

  • Posted in thread: slowly switching to buckets for primaries on 10-03-2014 at 12:22 PM
    Cleaning alone is way easier on a bucket. You do need to watch how you clean, though. No
    abrasive pads or brushes, and no metal anywhere near the inside of the bucket. Plus there's
    some light blocking...

  • Posted in thread: Combining Primary and Secondary Dry Hop on 10-02-2014 at 05:44 PM
    You could use hop sacks and limit the trub. I haven't brewed the beers you listed but can't
    foresee any problems with the dry hop schedule. We're you supposed to remove the first addition
    before addin...

  • Posted in thread: at what point do you repitch on 10-02-2014 at 05:38 PM
    I repitch if the gravity holds steady after 4-5 days or so. A batch recently stuck at 1.030
    from 1.072 so I pitched a slurry from another batch I was conveniently kegging. It still took
    another week t...

  • Posted in thread: First batch fermenting...advice needed. on 10-01-2014 at 12:35 PM
    Your yeast will probably still attenuate down to 1.012-1.014, just as they would have if your
    SG was spot on. The only difference may be some yeast esters from higher alcohol but you're not
    likely to ...

  • Posted in thread: Higher than projected starting gravity? on 10-01-2014 at 12:27 PM
    That's not even worth blinking over. A yeast starter would've been beneficial given your high
    SG but it'll be fine.How much wort did you end up with in the fermenter? I'm guessing you were
    about a qua...

  • Posted in thread: Fruit flies on 10-01-2014 at 12:22 PM
    Is the bucket sealed, or is there an avenue they're able to crawl or fly through? If it's
    sealed I wouldn't worry. My airlock occasionally have fruit flies but our wine or beer has
    always been fine. A...

  • Posted in thread: 1st brew, 6 days of ferm, all is well but taste no hops...add hops? on 10-01-2014 at 04:08 AM
    Your best bet is dry hopping in the fermenter. Cascade or centennial or Simone would be okay
    options. I'm sure someone can suggest a better combination, but generally just sanitize a
    muslin sack like ...

  • Posted in thread: Full boil or top off on 09-29-2014 at 12:33 PM
    Yep, take notes and figure out your boil off rate. It's likely around 12-14% depending on
    kettle diameter, heat setting, weather, altitude, etc. You'll just start the boil with that
    percentage more wo...

  • Posted in thread: US 05 yeast on 09-29-2014 at 12:28 PM
    It got a little colder than 05 likes but only slowed fermentation when you expected it to be
    the most vigorous...which is why there's little krausen. It's fine, just watch those temps as
    best you can....


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