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  • Posted in thread: Top of brew looks like a Petri dish on 08-23-2014 at 05:35 PM
    well something was not sanitary at some point after the boil. The extra headspace could
    possibly be the source.You will have to think about your procedure and try to determine where
    the infection migh...

  • Posted in thread: Grain too old to brew with? on 08-23-2014 at 05:25 PM
    1. Sniff test. Does it smell old? If not...2. Taste test. Does is taste stale? If not...3. Put
    a small amount in water that is heated to about 158. Give it 10 minutes and taste the wort.
    Does it taste...

  • Posted in thread: AG to sort of BIAB on 08-23-2014 at 10:34 AM
    I'm a temporary convert to BIAB.I'm extremely slowly building a three vessel HERMS. The first
    step was a keggle with BIAB because I have gotten tired lifting and pouring water into my MLT
    for step mas...

  • Posted in thread: General question/Infection? on 08-22-2014 at 11:10 AM
    That only makes me more impatient!Fermentation was so vigorous in this one that the krausen
    blew through 5 feet of 5/8 inch enough where the water lock water was fermenting a bit
    itself.The combinatio...

  • Posted in thread: 2.5 Gallon Batch on 08-22-2014 at 11:05 AM
    I do a lot of 2 1/2 gallon batches in a 6 1/2 gallon fermenter bucket with no issues. My
    fermentation puts off plenty of CO2 to purge the oxygen from the top.

  • Posted in thread: No chill containers on 08-22-2014 at 10:53 AM
    How long do you intend to keep the wort in that container. If your intent is simply to leave it
    there to cool to pitching temperature, you can use a plastic fermenter bucket. Pour it in hot
    and put th...

  • Posted in thread: wheat beer on 08-21-2014 at 11:38 AM
    Wheat beers aren't supposed to be extremely clear so you don't need to secondary them. When you
    moved your beer to secondary after a week, you removed it from the bulk of the yeast and that
    yeast is w...

  • Posted in thread: Better head retention on 08-21-2014 at 11:28 AM
    Thanks all for the replies. I had a good idea that I would not be able to do anything at the
    bottling stage. I thought I should ask anyway just to learn from the replies. Learn I did! The
    replies were...

  • Posted in thread: no chill methods, Hedpak containers and plastic buckets. on 08-21-2014 at 11:09 AM
    I used a bucket with a 3 piece airlock. I put just enough starsan solution in it to make a seal
    but not enough to allow it to be sucked back in when the pressure drops. My thought was that I
    was going...

  • Posted in thread: no chill methods, Hedpak containers and plastic buckets. on 08-20-2014 at 11:05 PM
    The reason that the Aussies use the Hedpak containers is that sometimes they store the wort for
    extended periods and for that you need all the air out. You can't do that with a plastic
    bucket. You can...

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