Last Activity:11-26-2014 7:23 PM
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Posted in thread: No kreusen with 05 in a dark beer? on 12-02-2014 at 10:10 PM
kreusen is just a second result of fermentation and has NO direct effect on fermentation. if
your gravity goes down then your fermenting.
Posted in thread: Brass vs Stainless ? on 11-10-2014 at 04:04 AM
if you like the shiny sparky things all the time go for ss. my brass has worked very well. I
guess after 5 years i'll have to soak it in vinegar to get it looking new again, not a issue
for me to save...
Posted in thread: YeastCakes on 11-05-2014 at 04:19 PM
that is an odd one. how long did you ferment and at what temperature?
Posted in thread: Helping A Frustrated Brewer on 10-27-2014 at 05:10 PM
i find astringent to be more of a harsh tannin type or like a earthy wine... i believe my
problem may come from not controlling sparging temps enough, (sometimes get up to 165) and use
of whole hops, ...
Posted in thread: Helping A Frustrated Brewer on 10-27-2014 at 05:09 AM
having similar issues but my water starts very soft. I follow beersmith to for water additions
but still get some astringent for pale and IPA.
Posted in thread: Do I need to add more yeast? on 10-24-2014 at 10:41 PM
if it makes you feel better i put most of the blame for the high FG on the kit itself. get a
higher quality kit like coopers next time or better yet buy the ingredients from your LHBS and
make your ow...
Posted in thread: Yeast Propagation on 10-22-2014 at 11:14 PM
wow! this is why we need more articles, to many people push bad information."Makes you wonder
how effective adding DME (glucose) to a yeast starter really is, if what the yeast really need
Posted in thread: Do I need to add more yeast? on 10-22-2014 at 10:59 PM
raise the temp to about 77deg. if that doesn't work you can pitch some more yeast but no
guarantee it will work
Posted in thread: Do I need to add more yeast? on 10-22-2014 at 03:36 PM
1.030 OG is extremely low. what kit did you use? i would think your first reading was off. just
bottle it if you don't see any change in gravity by sat. the yeast has done it's part more
Posted in thread: At what point does oxygen become bad?? on 10-22-2014 at 03:24 PM
your question does not have a simple answer i've had to read a lot to understand why yeast need
oxygen at the beginning but not after that. the third paragraph down on this page will help
shed some li...