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Posted in thread: bottle injector questions on 08-27-2015 at 09:39 PM
Is that really all? All of my bottles are rinsed right after I drink them and anything with
labels go through a hot water bath. Should everything get a rinse with water and then
sanitized?Have to clea...
Posted in thread: No Fermentation after fruit addition? on 08-26-2015 at 11:13 AM
Being in there for so long and at, what appears to be, quite a low pH, any sacc strains in
there may no longer be viable. So when brett and whatever bacteria can function get their acts
together it wi...
Posted in thread: troubleshooting under-attentuation on 08-25-2015 at 08:02 PM
The only way to be sure of an issue with your process is to change one thing at a time. Slow,
but educational process. Start with making sure your mash thermometer is calibrated and you're
Posted in thread: bottle injector questions on 08-25-2015 at 07:52 PM
Make up a gallon of star san with distilled water. Clean and rinse the bottles first as you
should be doing anyway to avoid junk in the bottles. Pour a pint in the injector and squirt
away. Place them...
Posted in thread: First Lambic: Aging Question on 08-25-2015 at 07:49 PM
Let it sit. You can check it every few months for flavor development, but the originals sit for
3+ years on dregs before being blended.
Posted in thread: Hitting Post Boil Gravity on 08-25-2015 at 06:08 PM
If your volumes are correct then, yes, you are either boiling harder than you expected or your
post-boil measurement is off. Make sure you stir the wort before gathering your sample as it
Posted in thread: Honey Treatment on 08-24-2015 at 01:50 PM
Once honey is watered down it can be subject to infection, but the yeast and alcohol content
should take care of that problem rather quickly. The issue with treating honey with spices and
such prior t...
Posted in thread: Multiple Fermentation Temps on 08-24-2015 at 01:47 PM
The only good way is to have each fermentation controlled independently with its own controller
and heater. Otherwise you'll make beer, but it may not be what you envisioned.
Posted in thread: Bottling for contest on 08-24-2015 at 01:44 PM
The beer may be a bit young, but will condition a bit in the bottle, especially if the comp is
storing it warm. The beer should carb fine at serving pressure in 4 days. If it's a bit low
then for that...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in keg ? on 08-20-2015 at 08:52 PM
Shouldn't be a problem. Many folks drop it in and just leave it until the keg is kicked. Give
it a shot.