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  • Posted in thread: Minimal gravity change after two weeks in primary. on 08-16-2015 at 01:54 PM
    Perhaps you can restart the fermentation with what you have. Try sanitizing a spoon or mash
    paddle and *gently* stir the beer to rouse the yeast back into suspension. Also, try bumping up
    the temp a c...

  • Posted in thread: Going on a week straight! on 06-09-2015 at 01:54 PM
    Usually I can secondary after about a week if the gravity is right. However I still have lots
    of airlock activity happening, about every 8 seconds, for the all-grain Denny's Wry Smile Rye
    IPA. I didn'...

  • Posted in thread: Alternatives to marbles and purging on 04-08-2015 at 08:58 PM
    I've never heard of that technique, but I guess it could work. My advice is to avoid the whole
    problem by skipping the secondary. It's not needed most of the time. What are you brewing?

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback - malt and hop advice on 04-08-2015 at 05:03 AM
    Forgot to mention I will be steeping the grains at 150F for 30-35 minutes. Would steeping the
    oats for that amount of time be enough to "mash" them, or would more time/temperature be
    needed?The grains...

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe feedback - malt and hop advice on 04-08-2015 at 04:59 AM
    The rolled oats will create a starch haze, but it's questionable how much you'll notice that in
    a dark beer. I tend to use plain or extra-light DME for my extract beers and get all the flavor
    and colo...

  • Posted in thread: problems brewing pilsner on 03-25-2015 at 10:54 PM
    More yeast won't help, only more fermentables. However, if you followed the directions with the
    kit regarding sugar additions, etc, I wouldn't worry about it. Take your OG reading and throw
    it out the...

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe question on 03-20-2015 at 06:12 PM
    I'm drinking right now a dry stout I made last weekend with the 7-2-1 ratio of grains. Tastes
    delicious. 19L batch size in the keg. To be exact, it was 7lb pale malt, 2lb flaked barley, 1
    lb roasted b...

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe question on 03-20-2015 at 01:44 PM
    Looks good to me. Let us know how it turns out. The downside to not mashing the flaked barley
    is the starch in it won't be converted to fermentable sugar. That means you might have a bit of
    a starch h...

  • Posted in thread: Windsor yeast problem on 03-16-2015 at 11:55 PM
    I've used Windsor, but I kegged so I didn't experience bottle bombs. What were your expected
    and actual FGs? It's possible you had a stalled fermentation, which would explain the stable
    gravity readin...

  • Posted in thread: Stout recipe question on 03-15-2015 at 01:51 PM
    Carapils won't hurt, but it's not needed. But I'd only use about 50-100g at most. You don't
    need much. I'd also use about half the roasted barley you listed. I think it works best if the
    flaked barley...


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