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Posted in thread: Big Mouth Bubbler & Wine Thief on 02-08-2016 at 11:26 PM
Not everything you find on the internet is really good advice. Post a question here and you
will be more likely to get good answers.For some brewing humor check out the advice given
Posted in thread: Reusing Ball/Mason Jar Lids for Yeast Harvesting - Yes or No? on 02-08-2016 at 10:20 PM
I used to do that and run them through the dishwasher after use. Seemed to work okay, but I
hated how sometimes I'd open a jar and see the rust on the underside of an old lid. They always
looked good ...
Posted in thread: First brew underway on 02-08-2016 at 09:17 PM
The extract you are brewing with is pre-hopped. If you were to boil this extract the beer would
have a very harsh bitterness.Your bucket lid is domed? This may mean the airlock is plugged. I
Posted in thread: It's Gonna Blow! on 02-08-2016 at 07:55 PM
According to the thermometer strip that I have on there, I've got my temp at about 64 degrees
(I'm not sure how reliable those strips are). The space that I have it in is about 60 degrees.
This is my ...
Posted in thread: It's Gonna Blow! on 02-08-2016 at 06:18 PM
Leave the blow off tube in place until it is no longer needed. Really no risk of contamination
during the blow off. More risk cleaning and replacing. When the krausen begins dropping you can
Posted in thread: Accidental no-chill on 02-07-2016 at 10:18 PM
Are you saying the temperature of the wort was 40°C when the yeast was pitched? That is quite
warm for any yeast.
Posted in thread: Wort chilling question on 02-07-2016 at 10:14 PM
Using ice to chill the wort is acceptable if you are certain the ice contains no contaminants.
A safer way to cool the wort would be placing the kettle in your sink with the ice and water
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Process Help on 02-07-2016 at 08:56 PM
According to the Brew United yeast starter/pitch rate calculator, for a 5.5 gallon brew, the
two packs of yeast would have been sufficient unless you were going for the one million cell/ml
per degree ...
Posted in thread: Secondary for Hefeweizen? And how long? on 02-07-2016 at 07:10 PM
Do you ferment in buckets? Buckets often do not seal well. Not forming a perfect seal is not a
problem but CO2 can escape at the rim instead of through an airlock. CO2 bubbles can be seen in
the SG sa...
Posted in thread: Secondary for Hefeweizen? And how long? on 02-07-2016 at 05:25 PM
I will try that. Is it correct that during primary the total cessation of gas passing through
the airlock does not mean it's time to transfer to secondary? That some anaerobic time must
occur in prima...