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Posted in thread: When to add brett on 08-16-2010 at 07:14 PM
We,, if your going to be doing a saison, than I would probably add the brett at the beginning,
or even before the saison yeast. That stuff will ferment a lot of the sugars in your beer and
won't be le...
Posted in thread: Can I use the Line they sell at Lowes? on 08-13-2010 at 06:26 PM
Beverage tubing is unique because of it's extra smooth inner walls that have virtually no
defects. Defects in the inner wall will cause the co2 to come out of solution while traveling
to the taps, and...
Posted in thread: Should I pitch more yeast? on 08-13-2010 at 05:32 PM
No, you have a good fermentation. Also, people get perfectly fine beers without rehydration. I
personally don't bother to rehydrate my dry yeast for beers under 1.060 OG.
Posted in thread: Priming Solution at Bottom of Bucket? on 08-13-2010 at 04:55 PM
Sorry, didn't see your were using Notty. I've heard some pretty bad stuff about Notty lately,
about horribly tasting beers that fermented at a snails pace. If it is 1.050, and it continues
Posted in thread: Priming Solution at Bottom of Bucket? on 08-13-2010 at 04:53 PM
1.05? That is pretty much no fermentation at all. Did you actually observe any fermentation or
did you simply ignore it for three weeks? What yeast did you use and how did you treat it? What
Posted in thread: Exploding bottles on 07-26-2010 at 11:47 PM
Also, 5oz of priming sugar will yield almost 3 volumes of carbonation, which is too much for a
stout. I don't think it alone would bust bottles though.
Posted in thread: Exploding bottles on 07-26-2010 at 11:43 PM
His FG was 1.014....I'm going to bet that it was done fermenting. I'm thinking too much priming
sugar for the temp bottled at, or sadly an infection. Not the usual new brewer mistake of
bottling too s...
Posted in thread: Exploding bottles on 07-26-2010 at 11:34 PM
Have you gone from the basement to the fridge yet? Try chilling a few down for maybe close to a
week before opening one. The cold will pull more of the co2 in solution. Over
carbonation/bottle bombs c...
Posted in thread: Temporary Styrofoam Top for Keezer? on 07-22-2010 at 05:32 AM
I also had kegs in the freezer while I made mine. It wasn't too much of a problem because I
only had the lid off for an hour or two. I simply made sure that I had everything set before I
removed the l...
Posted in thread: 5 hour Energy on 07-20-2010 at 03:19 AM
This is a bit pointless. If you add two in three gallons, you are going to need to drink 1.5
gallons of your beer just to get the caffeine of a cup of coffee.