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Posted in thread: 1st Go around on 08-27-2012 at 03:51 AM
With grains you never want to soak them at more than 170 or you'll extract tannic acid... not
such a big deal given the amount of grain you're using. Some tannins can be good depending on
the beer, bu...
Posted in thread: 11 Degree Temp Drop During Fermentation - Brown Ale on 08-27-2012 at 03:41 AM
It's trash dump it!.... But really, don't worry about it, you're clearly watching it too
closely if you know all this data. Too hot isn't good as they yest will make esters you might
not want, but jus...
Posted in thread: 2 gusher infections in a row (I think). Bummed. on 08-27-2012 at 03:35 AM
I can't say for sure what your problem was as I'm no there. But it could be an infection or
over priming/bottling too soon. If it is an infection, and it's every bottle; then it's not the
Posted in thread: All grain blow-over! on 04-05-2012 at 06:31 PM
I'd have to agree with PL. I'd suggest 1.5 to 2 weeks for primary for future batches. I only
secondary for dry hopping and like everything to be quite settled before removing it from the
Posted in thread: Can I brew an AG batch with a partial boil? on 04-05-2012 at 04:27 PM
Just want to mention it as I don't think it has been:you can split up your boil. You can put a
pan on each burner to get up to the 5gal mark. Hop adds are a little confusing, but it works.
Posted in thread: First Time Brewer Fermentation Question on 04-05-2012 at 04:19 PM
If re-pitching does nothing then it may have fermented already and just not shown signs of it.
You can also take a taste sample. If it's still really sweet it hasn't fermented, if it's
tastes like un-...
Posted in thread: First Time Brewer Fermentation Question on 04-05-2012 at 04:17 PM
Well a hydrometer would tell you, but yeah, re-pitch asap, then it if looks like it's
fermenting use that time of re-pitch as your starting date.
Posted in thread: my first all grain brew on 04-05-2012 at 04:08 PM
would like to know how to sparge?? i dumped water at 170 in the tun and let it sit for 30 min
is this the right way???I can't say that there is a right way to sparge, just that there are
many wrong wa...
Posted in thread: So far, it's all good! on 04-05-2012 at 03:56 PM
I hope you mean their Steel Rail, I don't care for most other things they make... I should be
quite, an friend of mine works in their brewery.
Posted in thread: First Time Brewer Fermentation Question on 04-05-2012 at 03:53 PM
possible, but very very unlikely. Assuming your using an ale yeast; I'd suggest re pitching.
Also get a hydrometer some point soon, they are good to have.