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Posted in thread: What happened to this batch? Infection? 2nd batch ever on 10-20-2016 at 07:14 PM
Big beer and active yeast = violent fermentation. More headspace and/or a blowoff setup could
have prevented the mess. Clean it up, rig a blowoff, and let it go. Should be fine.
Posted in thread: starter krausen mystery on 10-19-2016 at 07:54 PM
Here's a thought...How do you typically harvest your to-be-saved yeast from your starters? Do
you harvest as soon as you pull the starter off the stir plate or do you cold crash and decant,
Posted in thread: starter krausen mystery on 10-19-2016 at 07:38 PM
My experience with Belgian strains is that they will almost always volcano if not given enough
headspace, so if it smells and tastes fine, I'd not hesitate to use it. I learned the hard way
a long tim...
Posted in thread: Firestone/Spartanburg Pin-to-Ball Posts on 10-11-2016 at 01:18 AM
It definitely leaks without Teflon. The o-ring is actually slid onto the dip tube. Is that
incorrect? Should the o-ring be inserted into the post before its screwed on?Oh, okay I see it
now. The way y...
Posted in thread: Firestone/Spartanburg Pin-to-Ball Posts on 10-10-2016 at 09:34 PM
Does it leak if you don't seal the threads with Teflon tape? It looks to me that the O-ring on
the lug is designed to seal against the straight section above the threads inside the post.
Looks like it...
Posted in thread: Recipe calling for lactose needing similar substitute on 10-10-2016 at 03:18 PM
Sounds like you've already brewed it, so I don't think there's much you can do at this point. I
agree with the advice above that adding any kind of cream to your beer will not end well. Don't
Posted in thread: Couple of questions regarding stepped starters on 10-05-2016 at 04:42 PM
A couple of things right off...WLP029 is an ale yeast, so pitch rate is going to be normal ale
pitch rate. Even if it were a lager strain, you can run the starter at room temp just as you
would with a...
Posted in thread: Nitro setup only pours foam on 10-03-2016 at 01:26 AM
I'm running 6' on my nitro line with no problem. Your beer is overcarbonated. A nitro setup has
a very narrow carbonation window where too little carb will give you no foam at all and too
much will gi...
Posted in thread: Setting up beersmith equipment profile for sparging with BIAB? on 10-02-2016 at 12:17 AM
So are your grainbills always pretty much the same size? Just looking through some recipes I
see that I seem to sparge between 4-8 qts depending on batch size and OG of the beer. So using
Posted in thread: Setting up beersmith equipment profile for sparging with BIAB? on 10-01-2016 at 04:58 PM
Yes, but there is no option to sparge with BIAB. So the profile is either full volume mash BIAB
with the BIAB absorption rate, or you uncheck BIAB and use a regular sparge profile in which
case it def...