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Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-22-2013 at 03:13 PM
So, I am meeting up with Owner/Brewer of a local brewery this Saturday. He is going to sample
my lager in hopes of limiting some variables. He seems to think it is infection from my
description. Hard ...
Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-22-2013 at 03:08 PM
CaCl looks like little white balls. Also, pitching a standard ale on a whole yeast-cake is
overpitching, and not the best practice (trying a 1.120 Barleywine on a whole cake might be
different). On th...
Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-22-2013 at 03:02 PM
Pitching on top of old yeast cake, also a questionable practice, especially considering your
pitching method. It seems to me you would be pitching stressed yeast on top of an already
Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-14-2013 at 12:43 AM
You're problem isn't limited to underpitching -- even if you simply pitch 2 vials, the
fermentation shouldn't take several weeks. 3-4 perhaps. (With a proper amount, it'll take 7-10
days) So you have ...
Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-13-2013 at 11:24 PM
I usually pitch at 68 for most ales. I have pitched higher but usually during summer months. I
have a stir plate but have not used it for lagers as I believe that I would have to keep it
inside my fer...
Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-13-2013 at 10:42 PM
Cool! Keep at it, you'll get one going and yes, check those calculators, I think you might be
surprised at how much more yeast is required.Also, I know it's tough to get things cold but if
you can get...
Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-13-2013 at 10:15 PM
Yooper:I mashed at 120x20 min, 140x20 min 154x20 min. I did not oversparge as I have my system
dialed in grain to water ratios for typical 1.06 OG. The taste is more medicinal and plastic.
Posted in thread: Lager Frustration on 11-13-2013 at 08:49 PM
I have been brewing for many years now. In this time, I have only had one succesful lager
attempt. My last three have come out tasting phenolic. I step mash using mostly pilsner. My
water is RO and I ...
Posted in thread: IIPA Recipe Suggestions Grains on 10-26-2013 at 10:41 PM
KettleBrew- how did it come out? Was it anything like Hop rising?No, did not taste anything
like Hop Rising. The lower ABV was an issue as Well as the hop additions. The recipe turned out
a good beer ...
Posted in thread: Child Labor and who else is guilty?!? on 08-10-2013 at 02:32 AM
Dressed to brew.