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Posted in thread: Strange bubbles in bottles after pouring on 05-18-2012 at 12:19 AM
My beer is leaving huge "soap-like" bubbles in the bottle during pouring of my final
conditioned beer. I switched to starsan from iodophor, and I'm wondering if this might be
what's causing it. Taste ...
Posted in thread: Is my gear infected? on 03-31-2012 at 08:36 PM
Shoot for low 60's... That could be your off flavor as well. Do you make starters? Ya may not
be pitching enough yeast to make them happy in there enviroment..Yes to the starters. Would go
lower if I ...
Posted in thread: Is my gear infected? on 03-31-2012 at 08:27 PM
Around 68-70 degrees.
Posted in thread: Is my gear infected? on 03-31-2012 at 08:24 PM
What are you cleaning your fermentors, tubing with after use? Oxy, PBW, other?Iodophor solution
Posted in thread: Is my gear infected? on 03-31-2012 at 08:18 PM
Equipment is 5 gal plastic primaryglass carboy secondaryplastic syphoning tubes/racking
cane/stirring spoon. Sanitize with starsan with no-rinse. That's it basically. I only do
partial. Off flavour is...
Posted in thread: Is my gear infected? on 03-31-2012 at 08:09 PM
I had a bad batch maybe 6 months ago, and it seems like almost every batch I've made since then
has been a bit off. Not undrinkable, but not good. Is it possible for my brewing gear to be
Posted in thread: Close the pail for primary? on 12-11-2011 at 01:06 AM
Yeah, I shouldn't have said no room for an airlock. It's just a pail with no airlock. I've had
a few homebrews today. :)
Posted in thread: Close the pail for primary? on 12-11-2011 at 12:48 AM
I have a basic setup for my primary - pail with no room for an airlock. My instructions with
the kit said to just leave the lid on but not closed. I'm worried this is opening up my batch
Posted in thread: Sour taste = Lost batch? on 12-11-2011 at 12:31 AM
Yes. Sour is usually typical of lactobacillus infection, but if it's a "vinegar" sour, it could
be aceterobacter infection. If it's an infection, it should get worse with time. Keep an eye on
Posted in thread: Sour taste = Lost batch? on 12-11-2011 at 12:16 AM
Does it taste vinegary? That's a sign of an acetobacter infection, which I believe will
eventually turn your beer into vinegar, and I believe is unsalvageable. But, I'd probably let
it sit and see if ...