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Posted in thread: What is O.P.? on 09-17-2014 at 04:52 PM
I would assume they're referring to Original Plato (O.G. measured in degrees Plato instead of
Posted in thread: EMERGENCY!!! No fermentation batch after batch. Probably grain-related on 09-17-2014 at 04:50 PM
Perhaps the new batch of malted barley is from grain that was sprayed with a different
insecticide which also had a bactericide or fungicide. If so it might be possible that mashing
dissolves that fun...
Posted in thread: brand new to brewing on 09-16-2014 at 07:45 PM
Check out How to Brew by John Palmer - you can read the ebook online there is a home brew
store near you check them out. Most of the guys who run stores are in it because they love
brewing, there is...
Posted in thread: Equipment upgrade changing my brewing logistics on 09-16-2014 at 07:41 PM
I would collect into a fermenter bucket (or some other container), then carry that out to the
keggle, then gently transfer it using a plastic pitcher into the keggle. After the first few
Posted in thread: When to Take Hydrometer Reading? on 09-16-2014 at 04:59 PM
If you plan to bottle Saturday you're best to take a reading on Thursday. That way if it's the
same on Sunday you know it has essentially finished fermentation and can be bottled safely.Yes,
take the ...
Posted in thread: Switch back to airlock, or stick with blowoff? on 09-15-2014 at 04:23 PM
As long as your temps stay constant you're fine. If it slows in fermentation and then the temp
reduces you can suck water/starsan/alcohol from your blowoff into the bucket. I typically
switch to an ai...
Posted in thread: Foam Control (FermCapS), Anyone use this? on 09-15-2014 at 04:10 PM
Mine is pretty thick (like gravy) straight out of the refrigerator but easily makes single
drops from the eyedropper. When I use it, it normally takes about 6-8 drops for a 5.3gal batch
Posted in thread: Pitch Yeast or Keg ASAP? on 09-09-2014 at 06:00 PM
WAIT. For an RIS 1 week is definitely not long enough. You should give it at least 2 full weeks
before even thinking about kegging it. Don't pitch more yeast, you already had more than
Posted in thread: Fast fermentation or slow to zero activity last two batches on 09-04-2014 at 07:20 PM
If it had started fermenting you really didn't want to give it a blast of air after that. You
want to oxygenate the wort, but once the yeast have converted from multiplying (using O2) to
eating sugar ...
Posted in thread: Minimum carbonation time? on 08-28-2014 at 05:25 PM
I've always found that anything before 3 weeks the remaining yeast simply haven't had time to
reproduce enough to consume the priming sugar. How long did you ferment? If you're saying that