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  • Always been curious and interested in brewing and then suddenly my wife buys me a whole Extract setup... For 4 years I've been making extract beers with partial mashes, and getting more serious about brewing better and different beers. A year ago I moved into AG and love being able to control the whole process.
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  • Posted in thread: Yeast dead?? on 09-26-2016 at 12:48 AM
    It's not dead, it's mostly dead...As @brewkinger said, crash and rebuild. Maybe 2x.Or order
    more yeast and hope the temps stay lower and the transit is shorter. Always try to prevent
    bridging a weeken...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd brew concerns on 09-25-2016 at 08:36 PM
    61F is very much on the low end for US-05. No wonder you had little activity and the krausen
    remains. Raise it to 65 for a few days (3-5) first. See what happens.

  • Posted in thread: Priming with specialty malts on 09-25-2016 at 03:30 PM
    I doubt it. They contain only small amounts of fermentable sugars if at all.

  • Posted in thread: Newbie here! Wyeast Smack Pack. I Smacked it weeks ago on 09-25-2016 at 03:09 PM
    You really need to make a starter from liquid yeast to get the needed cell count for your
    batch. The packages do not contain anywhere near what you need, unless it's a really small
    batch (

  • Posted in thread: Foaming, despite tons of line... help! on 09-25-2016 at 01:15 PM
    For the event, I'd turn the pressure down rather than consorting to pouring from growlers.As
    said before, it must be a mechanical issue somewhere in the dispensing system, a kink, a burr,
    a connector,...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing lead time on 09-24-2016 at 12:27 AM
    I always leave my vinyl racking hoses in a bucket with Starsan, they never get dried. They
    become semi-opaque over time, and after a few days to a week in the Starsan a milky/powdery
    residue forms on ...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing lead time on 09-23-2016 at 11:30 PM
    Leave the sanitizer in the tubing for 24 hours, it should be fine. Empty before you start
    pumping it to the fermentor.Now Starsan will leave a milky/chalky residue if left in
    equipment/hoses for a few...

  • Posted in thread: DC Group Buy #17 on 09-23-2016 at 10:01 PM
    @stonebrewerLast minute change if possible...I'd like to exchange the sack of Rahr Pale Ale
    (RAH1004) for a sack of:SIM1002Simpsons Finest Pale Ale Golden Promise 25 kg (55 lb)I'm
    remitting the amende...

  • Posted in thread: science question on 09-23-2016 at 09:49 PM
    That's why we fill the blowoff jar/bucket with Starsan or other sanitizer. ;)And you're right,
    moisture condenses on the lid and sides inside the fermentor exposed to air. But the vessel is
    supposed t...

  • Posted in thread: Cold steep dark grains and then boil and use in another beer? on 09-23-2016 at 09:12 PM
    Not sure how to read your recipe in the OP. What does "(not steeped)" signify? DME is never
    steeped, it is dissolved. ;)Just in case, both the Brown and Victory malts need to be mashed,
    not steeped. T...

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