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  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 1217 Sluggish Performance - Repitch? on 01-25-2015 at 12:07 AM
    Raise the temp slowly up to 72 to finish out. There is no certainty with predicting yeast
    progress. It'll do what it will do.

  • Posted in thread: Bubbles in my airlock but no signs on 01-24-2015 at 11:47 PM
    If the wort is heating up or was oxygenated it will off-gas before fermentation. Your extremely
    unlikely to see active fermentation/krausening at 6 hours. Give it 24-48 and if it's not going
    then you ...

  • Posted in thread: American Wheat with Citra or Hallertau? on 01-24-2015 at 11:44 PM
    Citra is a distinct and powerful hop. It would be a waste to try the hallertau as you're not
    likely to notice it's contribution if the citra is added late as it should be.

  • Posted in thread: oxidation at dough in? on 01-24-2015 at 11:40 PM
    It's unlikely to be during your dough-in. When you boil it removes a lot of free oxygen from
    the liquid. I had a similar issue once and it turns out the grain I was using was past its
    prime, but the b...

  • Posted in thread: Is this a good way to oxygenated the wort post boil and post cooldown? on 01-24-2015 at 11:36 PM
    There's a bigger chance of introducing spoiling organisms with an open system like that, but it
    will oxygenate to some extent.

  • Posted in thread: Chili Pepper Question on 01-16-2015 at 04:09 PM
    You may be fine depending on the pH and alcohol content of the beer hindering spoiling
    organisms, but you'll find out sooner than later.

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning products for Keg lines on 01-16-2015 at 04:08 PM
    BLC is the way to go on lines. Oxyclean is OK in a pinch. Don't use chlorine chemicals on
    faucets as it can pit the metal.

  • Posted in thread: 5 or 10 gallon mash tun on 01-16-2015 at 04:04 PM
    Go as big as you can afford. No upgrading later. Also, if you decide to do a big beer, the 5
    gallon tun may not hold enough grain for a 5 gallon batch. To help insulate the 10 gallon
    cooler, drill 4 s...

  • Posted in thread: How do I use what I learned? on 01-15-2015 at 11:04 PM
    That's a simple question with a ridiculously complex answer. There are so many resources
    available for brewers right now. If you're looking to brew German beers, start with German
    ingredients and go f...

  • Posted in thread: Beginner bottling question on 01-15-2015 at 11:00 PM
    I doesn't matter if you lay them on their sides, but you're going to stir up the yeast before
    you pour if it's collected in the side of the bottle rather than the bottom. Not so bad for a
    hefe, but ma...

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