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  • Posted in thread: Off-Flavor Frustration! Can anyone help? on 09-14-2014 at 09:43 PM
    What's your yeast pitch rate? I used to get similar off flavors when I under pitched yeast. Now
    that I've been consistently making starters and pitching at the proper amount those off flavors
    have dis...

  • Posted in thread: Bulk Aging W/O Carboy on 09-14-2014 at 03:38 PM
    I've never used that high a percentage of crystal malt, but if you like what it does to your
    beer, then go for it! As long as you like the beer you've made, that's all matters. I hesitate
    to give an e...

  • Posted in thread: kegged unfinished beer on 09-14-2014 at 02:14 PM
    I had a similar problem with a cream ale attempt recently. I kegged it early (6 day primary)
    because I was impatient. Turns out I had some diacytal that hadn't been cleaned up yet. Since
    the beer was ...

  • Posted in thread: Bulk Aging W/O Carboy on 09-14-2014 at 02:05 PM
    What Yooper saying is that the "CO2 layer" is only temporary. Excessive headspace is ok for
    primary fermentation since so much CO2 is being created it pushes out the lighter gases like
    O2. But eventua...

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer on 09-14-2014 at 01:46 PM
    Don't worry about the temperature you take the reading at. I mean, do note it, but don't think
    you can ONLY take the reading at a certain temperature. Most hydrometers are calibrated for
    59-60*F, but ...

  • Posted in thread: Primary/Secondary Temps on 09-08-2014 at 01:26 PM
    Once the primary fermentation is complete, temperature is not as critical. That's not to say
    you can just disregard it, as the yeast are still slightly active. But off flavors from high
    temps are incr...

  • Posted in thread: Sugar Candi at the beginning on 09-08-2014 at 12:47 AM
    No, it will not affect it. Well, it might be a bit darker due to caramelization of the sugars.
    Also, it might not be as bitter as expected due to a higher gravity for the bittering hops
    boil. But none...

  • Posted in thread: Cannot believe my OG reading! on 08-30-2014 at 06:13 PM
    When doing extract I don't even bother measuring the OG anymore. If you've measured your
    ingredients correctly then I 100% guarantee you'll be within .001 of your estimated OG. Any
    reading you take is...

  • Posted in thread: British Half-Pint Tradition? on 08-29-2014 at 10:51 PM
    The halfer is traditionally for chicks. Same goes for ordering a drink that requires a straw or
    little umbrella. Sounds like someone was playing a joke on your buddy. My wife would order a
    half pint f...

  • Posted in thread: Done Fermenting? Time or FG Test? on 08-25-2014 at 02:28 PM
    For my first handful of batches I took samples to make sure it was done. After that though I
    usually just let the beer sit for 2 weeks and assume it's done. I take gravity readings when I
    bottle/keg j...