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Posted in thread: 18 hour fermentation on 03-04-2013 at 08:16 PM
you probably didn't have a good seal on the lid of your bucket and the bubble was only moving
as the c02 was building up faster the leak could release... when pressure lulled, the leak
Posted in thread: Chance of infection from oak/bourbon on 10-08-2012 at 12:27 PM
Yes, entirely possible. 10% alcohol isn't sanitizing anything... Steam you oak before using it.
If that unsanitized oak cube sits in Jim Beam, nothing is going to grow in the Jim Beam, but if
Posted in thread: Bells Oberon Clone on 05-15-2012 at 09:22 PM
Hello everyone. I'm a noob when it comes to homebrewing and so most of these Oberon recipes are
over my head at this stage of my homebrewing expertise. I just had a queston about some of the
Posted in thread: New Barrel to sour on 03-14-2012 at 07:48 PM
and a barrel that small has a lot of surface area compared to the amount of beer... be careful
as it can get really woody really fast.
Posted in thread: New Barrel to sour on 03-14-2012 at 07:26 PM
don't want natural... no telling what will be in there. I'm pretty sure this says to burn a
sulfur stick to sanitize... then pitch the exact bugs you want. MY HBC just had 53 gallons go
Posted in thread: Will this beer be OK without a starter? on 03-14-2012 at 06:33 PM
Yes - there is still yeast in suspension. That is why adding more sugar and bottle causes
carbonation, the existing yeast consumes the newly added sugar, releases co2, abra cadabra -
carbonated beer. ...
Posted in thread: Hot Yeast Starter on 03-14-2012 at 06:10 PM
From mrmalty.comYou'll get more yeast growth the warmer your keep the starter (up to 90F +),
but yeast viability at these higher temperatures start to suffer. For lager yeast, this can be
a real probl...
Posted in thread: Fermenter head space and blow off on 03-14-2012 at 06:06 PM
Get yourself a bigger carboy! I have a 12 gallon demijohn and I use it for my 6 gallon batches,
works great. Just hope I never drop it while carrying to the basement!If that isn't in the
budget, try t...
Posted in thread: poppet valves on 03-08-2012 at 06:09 PM
A lot of my kegs have a white plastic or "nylon" insert that sits underneath the poppet. So
when you put it together you put the poppet into the post, then put the insert in, then attempt
to screw the...
Posted in thread: poppet valves on 03-08-2012 at 05:57 PM
found this on an ebay list:Ever wonder what the correct poppet to use in your keg is? With so
many to choose from and you can not even be sure you have the original post on the keg it gets