Last Activity:09-19-2011 4:28 PM
Posted in thread: Has my fermentation halted? Trying for a pumpkin ale on 09-19-2011 at 10:12 PM
GintarasI have never been able to detect any off flavor/ill effects from pitching champagne
yeast. Near as I can tell its fairly neutral and can handle high alcohol environments, which
makes it a good...
Posted in thread: Has my fermentation halted? Trying for a pumpkin ale on 09-19-2011 at 10:09 PM
Hopsalot, at the LHBS I frequent this is one of the lessons they teach brewers brewers who use
adjuncts such as fruits, vegetables, juice and so on. They give great advice, I have lots of
faith in the...
Posted in thread: Infection?? on 09-19-2011 at 10:00 PM
Im pretty sure you have some wild yeast...the white layer on the top is called a pelicle
(Pel-is -el) and is exactly what you look for when brewing Lambic beers. I would try it, just
to see how it is ...
Posted in thread: Has my fermentation halted? Trying for a pumpkin ale on 09-19-2011 at 09:48 PM
I think part of the issue may be hydrometers measure sugar in a liquid, but it can't
differentiate between fermentable and non fermentable sugars, which would give you a higher
final gravity reading. ...
Posted in thread: 1.030 for the last 3 days :( on 07-30-2011 at 06:11 PM
I second binkman. You may want to shake up your fermenter to get the yeast on the bottom back
into suspension. A good healthy shaking a few times a day should help you out, in addition to
Posted in thread: Oatmeal Stout Mods on 07-30-2011 at 05:57 PM
I have always enjoyed my cherry oatmeal stout. I really dig the deep cherry flavor! If you
don't have cherries try adding cherry essence at bottling, or maybe raspberry, black currant or
Posted in thread: dry hop suggestions on 07-30-2011 at 05:52 PM
One tried and true strain for dry hopping is Cascade. I like the citrus notes! Chinook is
another great aroma hop. It is kind of a waste of a high alpha hop, but OT may be well worth
Posted in thread: kegging co2 question. on 04-16-2011 at 10:16 PM
I bet that works really well. What I did was put the gas into the outpost so it bubbles from
the bottom up, which is kind of like shaking it. I left the gas on, and let it sit in the lager
box for a f...
Posted in thread: Fermenting Question on 04-10-2011 at 05:35 PM
Also I would not be concerned with the stuff that settled to the bottom. If I had to guess its
probably settled out from the grains and hops...
Posted in thread: Fermenting Question on 04-10-2011 at 05:18 PM
I would not disturb your fermenter especially after its happily bubbling along. Different yeast
strains will behave differently, and factors such as sugar content and temperature will play
apart in th...