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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
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,
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
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...