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Posted in thread: Main reasons for low efficiency? on 02-28-2013 at 03:22 PM
My biggest problem from a few low efficiency batches turned out to be as simple as the way I
stirred. I thought I was doing enough but then for a recent batch I took my time and added the
grain very s...
Posted in thread: Mash now, brew later? on 02-17-2013 at 03:38 PM
I mash and then boil the next day fairly often and have never had any issues. I don't really do
anything special, just drain it all off and cover it. I think if there is anything unwanted in
Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 12-03-2012 at 04:36 PM
Thanks for the input. My next planned batch was going to be an ipa. Maybe I'll parti-gyle it
and bump up the starter a bit so I'll practically get the lighter beer for free just to toss in
as a test a...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 12-03-2012 at 01:43 PM
Thanks guys. If it is brett will the same cleaning process work? I've heard people who
intentionally use brett usually have separate equipment for it, and since I started bottling
before I noticed the...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 12-02-2012 at 01:49 PM
So, I bottled this beer last night and it seems to taste fine. Its a spiced beer, so maybe off
flavours are more likely to be masked or maybe it is just fine. But while transferring I
noticed some pos...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 11-11-2012 at 02:01 PM
So after about 8 days the beer is at it's FG, had a small sample yesterday and it seems to
taste fine, not as much flavour as I would have expected from a 9% ABV spiced ale, but it
doesn't taste bad, ...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 11-04-2012 at 11:04 PM
Thanks for the input, I'll see how it goes. With any luck it will be drinkable, I kind of hope
it isn't too good though, probably won't be able to reproduce it if it is. I'll post again when
Posted in thread: Wild yeast on 11-03-2012 at 07:58 PM
So I brewed a winter spiced ale this week, on Monday, but my yeast starter for whatever reason
didn't seem to work. There was no accumulation of yeast in the bottom and no change in SG.
Didn't think i...
Posted in thread: Brewing Small. on 09-09-2012 at 03:50 PM
I've been brewing 2.5 gallon batches all summer, going by the mr.malty numbers in general one
full smack pack has been perfect for most of my batches, even had to make a starter for a
couple. Since th...
Posted in thread: How soon can i pitch my yeast starter? on 08-22-2012 at 04:09 PM
I'm relatively new to brewing (less than 10 batches so far), but in my experience that amount
of time has worked fine. With the small amount of sugar in a starter it really doesn't take too
long to ge...