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Posted in thread: Pitching temp of yeast, not wort on 10-18-2016 at 09:26 PM
The yeast will be less stressed if it is at the same temperature of the wort when pitched. A
5°F to 10°F difference in temperature is acceptable.
Posted in thread: Some bottles overcarbed, some OK on 10-18-2016 at 08:20 PM
Just to add to what @AZCoolerBrewer. Some bottles were not cleaned and then sanitized.
Sometimes bottles need a good soak in PBW solution to loosen dried crud and brushed before they
can be sanitized....
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber - No Airlock Activity on 10-18-2016 at 06:24 AM
That is it. Just a more controlled fermentation happening. Pull your newest bucket out and hold
a flash light to the opposite side. You will most likely see a faint krausen above the level of
Posted in thread: No boil for extract? on 10-17-2016 at 05:13 AM
Here is a link to the Coopers site which will help fill in some of the information gaps.
Posted in thread: Just finished up my first brew! on 10-16-2016 at 08:22 PM
Ooh here's a question. I used the right amount of malt extract for the recipe (2 3.3lb cans)
and in my kettle I started w about 2.5 gal of water (what the recipe calls for), but during the
entire 45 m...
Posted in thread: Just finished up my first brew! on 10-16-2016 at 12:40 PM
Using all of the fermentables in the kit and having the correct volume in the fermentor will
yield the OG given in the recipe. The wort not being thoroughly mixed is most likely the cause
of the OG be...
Posted in thread: Just moved to central Wisconsin from Florida. on 10-15-2016 at 03:27 PM
Welcome to Wisconsin.Best way to find out what is in your area is to look up Breweries in
Wisconsin. You will find quite a few good ones. I would miss quite a few if I tried to list
Posted in thread: yeast flavor on 10-15-2016 at 01:35 PM
You can use RO water in all grain brewing but it will need additions to make the water optimal
for the style of beer you are brewing. There is a free download of Bru'n Water available to
help with thi...
Posted in thread: Carboys on 10-14-2016 at 08:43 PM
Water jugs may not be impervious to air transfer. Food grade buckets would be a better choice.
I've been using glass carboys for over 20 years and have survived without a scratch or a broken
Posted in thread: Using Barrel Staves on 10-14-2016 at 08:38 PM
I only wonder about the caution of not using barrel staves because of to much resulting oak
flavor. Flavor from an addition is time dependent. You seem to have a solid approach to
experimenting with t...