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Posted in thread: Help with Low ABV on 03-02-2014 at 04:37 PM
If ambient temps were 64, that's actually pretty good. ferm temps were probably a few degrees
higher. Agree that moving to secondary at 6 days was probably detrimental. Next time let it go
at least 2 ...
Posted in thread: stuck fermentation - mash temp or under pitching? on 03-02-2014 at 04:25 PM
Mash temp doesn't explain the ferm stalling then restarting when you add more of the same
yeast.I think OPs signs that ferm restarted was more bubbling. Bubbles are no guarantee of
ferm. If OPs gravit...
Posted in thread: stuck fermentation - mash temp or under pitching? on 03-02-2014 at 02:04 PM
I guess this batch will be 10 liters of sweet ipa, but at least I learned something. ?It may
not be sweet, just heavy mouth feel/body. Its a common misconception that high FG equals sweet.
It can be ...
Posted in thread: stuck fermentation - mash temp or under pitching? on 03-02-2014 at 01:59 PM
Yes, 177 dropping to 167 is def too hot. Its a little surprising to me that you were able to
get such good efficiency. Those temps would do a pretty good job denaturing enzymes. I'm not
sure what the ...
Posted in thread: stuck fermentation - mash temp or under pitching? on 03-01-2014 at 03:12 PM
In theory dry yeast don't need much, if any, 02. But it shouldn't hurt. Dry yeast are suspended
in a state where their reserves are built up. But your gravity is at a point where I think
using pure O2...
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Posted in thread: Lager Yeast starter on 02-28-2014 at 10:07 PM
Often lager yeasts are sluggish to floc out when cold crashing, so overnight may not be enough
time. But I will say I had a somewhat odd experience last time I used 2308. It dropped like
Posted in thread: stuck fermentation - mash temp or under pitching? on 02-28-2014 at 10:00 PM
Was the yeast expired or mistreated in any way? Did you aerate or oxygenate? 1.069 is getting
pretty high. If your thermometer is accurate 154 isn't so high that it would make your wort
Posted in thread: Anyone stall a 1HP motor?? on 02-21-2014 at 10:17 PM
I personally wouldn't bother with the reverse. If you have a properly tightened belt and always
start it before you put grain in, its not going to be likely to bind up. And if it does, no big
deal to ...
Posted in thread: Anyone stall a 1HP motor?? on 02-21-2014 at 10:13 PM
I occasionally stall with a 3/4 horse motor on wheat, but its not the motor stalling. Its the
belt slipping on the shieve. I'd advise designing so you can adjust tension easily. There's a