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Posted in thread: Infection? Yeast? Sugar? What's the problem here? on 03-15-2014 at 06:54 AM
Pics would be good, just to get an idea of what you're talking about. Is the yellow gunk at the
top or bottom of the bottle? Either way, if the beer tastes ok I'd imagine it's probably yeast,
Posted in thread: Brew 2 cans of Brewferm Grand Cru on 03-07-2014 at 08:36 AM
I'm assuming the brewferm is malt extract, in which case you can certainly use two cans instead
of 1, it will just give you a higher gravity if one can is meant to make 9L. That's not
necessarily a ba...
Posted in thread: Re-Heat Wart after protein rest on 03-07-2014 at 08:21 AM
If you're careful not to heat the wort too quickly, you should be ok. If you heat it up too
fast some parts of it might get hot enough to denature the enzymes you'll need to convert the
rest of the ma...
Posted in thread: Keg Line Length on 03-07-2014 at 08:06 AM
Are you talking about plain nitrogen, or a nitrogen/carbon dioxide blend? You'll probably want
a blend to keep the beer carbed while you're serving it. After that, to figure out whether that
will be e...
Posted in thread: Timeline for first yeast starter. on 03-07-2014 at 07:57 AM
If you've got the time, its hard to go wrong with starting it early. After that, it depends on
whether or not you'd like to add the whole starter to your beer, or cool and decant the starter
Posted in thread: Parti-Gyle volume question on 03-07-2014 at 12:58 AM
I like the Braukaiser partigyle simulator to figure out my gravities/volumes, and it usually
comes out pretty close. Granted, I'm doing it a little differently than you (3gal followed by
5gal), but th...
Posted in thread: Is there a specific formula? on 03-04-2014 at 11:21 PM
A formula depends on what kind of extract they're using, as well as the efficiency of all-grain
you're able to get. Generally, I believe a good starting point is that [1lb grain = 0.75lb LME
= 0.6lb D...
Posted in thread: Tips on breaking up dry extract exposed to humidity on 02-12-2014 at 01:24 AM
I like the food processor idea, I may have to give that a shot. I tested it again last night
and I'll definitely have to try to chisel some off, as I'm not even sure if the piece as it is
will fit int...
Posted in thread: Tips on breaking up dry extract exposed to humidity on 02-11-2014 at 12:13 AM
In an effort to save money a while back, I bought a 50lb bag of dry extract. Since I was doing
partial mashes at the time, I figured that should make for 8-10 batches of beer, certainly
capable under ...
Posted in thread: General Questions After First Batch on 02-10-2014 at 11:58 PM
Good to hear you've come back to brewing! Not sure how helpful it will be, but I can at least
take a crack at your questions.1. Assuming your grains were properly crushed, you can't really