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Posted in thread: My Brewmation/Penrose electric brew setup running for the first time (video) on 12-31-2011 at 02:32 PM
Great vid. I recently bought a 30gal setup with plans to use their 1.5bbl control panel, but am
still waiting to install the proper outlet before I can brew. Note taken--calibrate the temp
Posted in thread: 38 percent efficiency :/ on 12-18-2011 at 07:17 PM
Agreed. It's very hard to reach your intended gravity with barley wines that are made in small
tuns without the addition of DME in the boil. Efficiency is often low because a lot of sugar is
Posted in thread: Fermentation temp Question on 07-21-2011 at 03:57 AM
I recommend starting with a lower temp and allowing it to eventually rise to a diacetyl rest
when ready, as a lot of the flavor profile is created within the first few days of fermentation
(time you m...
Posted in thread: Og on 07-21-2011 at 03:45 AM
Concerned? Never. But you should certainly determine what caused the low gravity. Really need
to know your process before any assumptions can be made.
Posted in thread: Is my yeast dead? on 06-21-2011 at 11:28 PM
Are you using a plastic bucket to ferment? If so, i would check the sealing. That might explain
why you are not getting any activity in the lock. Even if it had finished (possible, though
Posted in thread: recapping? on 06-07-2011 at 05:06 AM
...I still want you to do that experiment. :p
Posted in thread: Second Brew: Should I Wait? on 06-07-2011 at 04:38 AM
Try this: Use a 6 gallon carboy to ferment the beer. Control the temp of the beer for the first
3-4 days and keep it on the lower end of recommended yeast temp. After that drape a wet towel
on it with...
Posted in thread: recapping? on 06-07-2011 at 03:37 AM
I'd say yes...but it's an easy enough experiment to try. I've bought growlers that have tasted
flat within the two hours I've drank them.Edit: Although I did do a homebrew showing of my
beers at Valve...
Posted in thread: White Labs 351 - Oops? on 06-07-2011 at 03:27 AM
Brew: What's the current temp? You want to get it into the recommended ferment range as quickly
as possible and hold it there. Whatever method will do that use it. Note that carboys are well
Posted in thread: Second Brew: Should I Wait? on 06-07-2011 at 03:14 AM
It's probably best to wait. Belgians are best for hot weather. You can go to around 75 degrees,
sometimes higher. If you can somehow control the temp for the first 3-4 days, you can then let
it rise t...