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Posted in thread: Hop hot trubs = muddy beer on 11-24-2012 at 01:40 PM
The reason you saw the different layers (the trub settling out) in your fridge sample is
because you were cold crashing it. Lowering the temperature like that will help all the
suspended junk settle o...
Posted in thread: Affect of Hot mash going "cold" on sweetness on 11-23-2012 at 02:56 AM
From what I have read, temperatures above 150 denature beta amylase rather quickly so you will
get more unfermentables in your wort. The higher you mash in above that temp, the faster that
Posted in thread: Hop hot trubs = muddy beer on 11-22-2012 at 11:11 PM
Yes that is all trub starting to settle as clearing starts. I personally would leave it in the
primary for two or three weeks then rack to a secondary for another two weeks making sure to
Posted in thread: Older Yeast on 11-22-2012 at 10:03 PM
The answer is patients!... lol if you wait that old yeast will start. Then just step it up. I
mentioned in my first post it may take 2-3 days to show any signs of activity.
Posted in thread: Older Yeast on 11-22-2012 at 12:29 AM
I think this would be a realistic schedule:I would start with 1/2 liter water with 1/4 dma,
boil, cool and pitch. Very likely you won't see any activity until this time Friday due to
yeast age. Let it...
Posted in thread: Older Yeast on 11-22-2012 at 12:12 AM
I would start that yeast out in 500 mL of starter wort then step it up two or even three times
incrementally until you get to the 2L volume (which should be fine). I have a lager going right
now with ...
Posted in thread: Hop hot trubs = muddy beer on 11-21-2012 at 11:59 PM
Thank you for your reply!What's the normal way to filter the hot trubs made of hops?Just to
know it..?Have a good day! :mug:No problem! I personally filter through a piece of cheese cloth
that I have ...
Posted in thread: Hop hot trubs = muddy beer on 11-20-2012 at 11:57 PM
Sounds completely normal to me. The hops are ground up and pelleted and completely dissolve
into small bits and pieces. I think the rest of what you are seeing is the cold break which is
all the prote...
Posted in thread: Carbonation sugar in bottles or not? on 11-18-2012 at 01:02 PM
I personally put the sugar in each bottle, usually a tsp per works great. People say it results
in inconsistent priming but I have never had a problem and its one less racking that can
Posted in thread: Bugs in fermenter? on 11-18-2012 at 12:58 PM
I am not very sure on the safety end of things, but I would personally dump it...