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Posted in thread: Think I have my first contamination. on 07-16-2013 at 06:17 AM
Racked today, 25 days in primary. There was still some remaining floating chunks but not much.
Smelled of alcohol, more than I would expect. Guessing the coopers didn't finish. Maybe should
have left ...
Posted in thread: Think I have my first contamination. on 07-15-2013 at 11:15 PM
Thx, DS. That makes a lot of sense. Gonna try to rack over today (24 days in primary). If it
hasn't finished fermenting I'm assuming the yeast had issues in addition to this aeration
Posted in thread: Think I have my first contamination. on 07-10-2013 at 06:22 PM
Thanks for the info. That makes a lot of sense. Does anyone have a take on this aeration
issues? Do you brewers do it? Pretty sure it was increasing the chances of gunk in my airlock
but does it impac...
Posted in thread: Think I have my first contamination. on 07-08-2013 at 06:08 PM
18 days in and it seems to be clearing up some but still has some krausen on top. In the past I
had been aerating by tossing the batch back and forth between the brew pot and fermentor five
times as s...
Posted in thread: Think I have my first contamination. on 07-06-2013 at 08:57 PM
Wow! Optimism. I've moved all ten batches after two weeks and haven't seen this before. I
upgraded to a freezer and controller recently and lowered temps to 65 but pulled another batch
two days ago th...
Posted in thread: Think I have my first contamination. on 07-06-2013 at 08:25 PM
Well, 10 batches in and I think I lost one. This is a wheat beer using coopers dry at 16 days.
At 14 it looked like the krausen just may not have settled. The bubbles in the pic appeared
Posted in thread: Keg Force Carbing Methods Illustrated on 04-14-2013 at 03:16 PM
I set and forget at 12 psi and the keg gets very drinkable at 5 days, 7 and I'm digging in. The
temp of your fridge is not the same as the temp of your beer. Put a glass if water in the
fridge and tes...
Posted in thread: Co2 T split = foam? on 04-12-2013 at 11:36 AM
I've been using the chart below which suggests 45 and 40 degrees should both carb fine at 12
psi. I certainly wouldn't expect it so over carbed that co2 would be in the line. Am I missing
Posted in thread: Co2 T split = foam? on 04-10-2013 at 08:10 PM
Thanks, guys. Since moving to the new keg alls been good. The keg getting low plus the temp
change due to adding a second keg may have done it but the temp change was minimal (5 degrees
or so) and I'm...
Posted in thread: Co2 T split = foam? on 04-08-2013 at 07:56 PM
On a side note, loving this hobby but lots to learn. Really appreciate the help.