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    ABOUT ME

  • Custom Home Builder
  • VIBE
  • Brewer since 2009 - just getting into all grain with a Brutus 10 style sytem with keggles
  • Want to try "Adam" by Hair of the Dog
  • Oaked, cacoa nibbed, oatmeal sout
  • All american IPA
  • Male
  • Married
  • Ojai
  • CA

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 03-03-2012 at 02:16 PM
    I just found some information out on the world wide web confirming that refractometers readings
    post fermentation need further calculations."Refractometers are a great way to sample gravity,
    however o...

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-26-2012 at 03:19 PM
    Finally got a stainless baster at kitchen storeAnd used my hydrometer1.020 perfectNow I know -
    refractometer doesnt work after fermentationThanks for all the help

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-15-2012 at 04:21 AM
    Yeah Baby !!! Used my hydrometer and got 1.020 - with OG of 1.105 that measures out to 11.14%
    "Its ALIVE !!!"Also tastes really good - oak has mellowed a bit and cherries are very
    subtleThanks for all...

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-12-2012 at 08:05 PM
    Try taking a reading using your hydrometer and your refractometer and see if they agree. From
    what I've read the refractometer have trouble giving an accurate reading with high alcohol.I've
    heard that...

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-12-2012 at 07:53 PM
    I've heard that the best way to kick start a stuck fermentation is to make a new starter and
    pitch at high krausen. Looks like you underpitched to begin with....Yup I did that - made
    another 2 L start...

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-12-2012 at 07:45 PM
    Holy cow, 50 lbs of pale malt for a 10 gal batch, so you scaled down to 5 gal and used 25 lbs?
    Plus you're other grains. That's monsterous.I have no idea what size starter you would need, at
    least a 1...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation w/ 1056 on 02-12-2012 at 03:01 PM
    Misery loves company !

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-12-2012 at 02:45 PM
    I used the White labs equivalent and made a 2 L starter of the 2 togetherSeems like I should
    make a bigger starter?I did get a massive fermentation though , blew the tops off

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-12-2012 at 02:42 PM
    HOTD AdamHere is the recipe I usedDefinitely the most challenging I have made .. I converted to
    5 gal because I use keggles and 30 lbs is about all the grain I can fitI used the 2 nd runnings
    to make ...

  • Posted in thread: Hair of the Dog - Stuck Fermentation on 02-11-2012 at 08:02 PM
    Brewed a Hair of the Dog - Adam clonea big beer supposed to start at 1.094 and finish at 1.020
    - started 1.105 - used a 2 L starter had an intense fermentation of about 4 daysfinished
    1.055added oak a...

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