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  • Posted in thread: Maximizing Yield on 04-28-2014 at 02:06 PM
    I wouldn't worry about oxidation unless it's staying in there for a long time. I've done a good
    few 2.5 gallon batches in a carboy and haven't had any issues. The CO2 from the fermentation
    will push a...

  • Posted in thread: Hit pre-boil gravity/volume, but OG 9 points lower and volume lower than expected on 02-09-2014 at 12:59 AM
    How did you measure your gravity? I've definitely had this problem using a refractometer. Over
    time figured out it's good to do a few measures each time I want to check the gravity because
    they can be...

  • Posted in thread: Whirlpooling technique on 02-03-2014 at 01:27 PM
    I'm no expert on whirlpooling (only used the technique about twice) but I chill a little, to
    170 or so, and then let it sit for 20-30 minutes and start chilling again. I'm sure there's a
    thread around...

  • 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
    there the...

  • 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
    it's done


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