Last Activity:08-11-2014 8:07 AM
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Posted in thread: Brett L starter tastes sour!!! on 05-05-2014 at 10:04 PM
Hey everyone,I posted this question to the Milk The Funk Facebook page and wanted to get a few
more opinions. For the past months, I've been dabbling in all Brett beers using Brett B and
Brett B Trois...
Posted in thread: Do I need a ball valve on a chugger pump? on 05-03-2014 at 02:17 AM
I should have mentioned that I am batch sparging. I use a double batch sparge method. I'm just
tired of lifting a keg full of hot water. I guess I could get away without a ball valve as my
goal is to ...
Posted in thread: Do I need a ball valve on a chugger pump? on 05-03-2014 at 01:43 AM
Hey everyone ,I'm in the process of getting my hands on a chugger pump for use only to transfer
my hot sparge water into my mash tun. I use a keggle as a sparge water tank which has a 1/2
ball valve. ...
Posted in thread: Is an IPA suppose it look like this? on 04-30-2014 at 03:41 AM
Also, try to cool that thing down if you can. It looks to be around 78? Not sure what yeast
you're using but 78 will cause some off flavors if it's an ale yeast. The process of
fermentation will also ...
Posted in thread: Is an IPA suppose it look like this? on 04-30-2014 at 03:34 AM
It's normal for yeast and hops to settle to the bottom before fermentation. I bet by tomorrow
morning all that stuff will be churning. I would definitely be concerned with your lack of
headspace. You ...
Posted in thread: Suggestions to prevent homebrew twang in next batch on 04-28-2014 at 05:54 PM
Have you looked at mash pH? I know many brewers aim for a room temperature mash of 5.2 but I
find that a bit low for my taste. If it gets too low, in the 4s, pH can cause that twang, a
sort of thin ta...
Posted in thread: Ammonia odor from yeast nutrient? on 04-20-2014 at 12:28 AM
I believe many if not most yeast nutrients contain food grad urea. I'm not sure from what
source but this also could account for the urine/ammonia smell. Nothing to worry about as it
Posted in thread: Windsor Ale Yeast, odd fermentation. on 04-15-2014 at 06:18 PM
Cool! Thanks for the info! I found where you had a similar lull in activity, though mine
appears to have been a bit longer at roughly 14 days from no activity to restarting of
fermentation.I read that...
Posted in thread: Windsor Ale Yeast, odd fermentation. on 04-15-2014 at 03:06 PM
I pitched a rehydrated packet of Windsor Ale yeast into a 1.059 British Bitter wort on 3/28.
Fermentation started rather quickly. The ferm temp had risen higher than expected overnight and
I dropped i...
Posted in thread: Rack to secondary or not? Too late? on 04-10-2014 at 08:42 PM
Awesome info. Thanks for sharing. A lot of folks seem to rack to secondary for fruit additions.
Would it be alright then to dump the fruit in the primary fermenter?