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Posted in thread: Is 1.020 to high on 03-01-2011 at 05:28 AM
When all else fails do what I have done for many years: Let it sit another couple weeks, the
math becomes anecdotal.i.e. let it do it's thing and then add another couple weeks and you
won't have to wo...
Posted in thread: Final Gravity after 8 days? on 03-01-2011 at 05:16 AM
If you have it timed to 16 seconds.... you need to chill, you're getting too anal.Forget
whatever the recipes and "directions" said.When it seems to get clear and slow after a week or
so let it go ano...
Posted in thread: WLP007 Starter on 02-26-2011 at 10:47 AM
Like Dok said, a drop or two of Fermcap will help a lot.
Posted in thread: Hop Pellet to Whole Hop Conversion? on 02-25-2011 at 11:31 PM
Generally yes, as long as the alpha is close to the same.By "fresh" I assume you mean
home-grown or locally grown ? As opposed to "whole hops".Your post title says "whole hops" and
then in your text y...
Posted in thread: white trashbags ruin beer? on 02-25-2011 at 10:01 PM
I think you answered your own question. If you used thin white plastic and the fermenters were
in sunlight, they may have gotten skunked.I've used Fermcap for quite a while and I'm pretty
sure it is n...
Posted in thread: bubbles in secondary? on 02-25-2011 at 07:03 PM
So you are calling it a "secondary". Common wisdom is that it's a secondary fermenter. As it is
a fermenter, and you are getting some CO2 bubbling, why are you concerned ? It's fermenting,
Posted in thread: Is a little speck of dust really going to infect my beer on 02-25-2011 at 06:51 PM
Agreed.HOWEVER:It's not the airborne goop on dust that will cause most home brewers problems.
IMO, it's the hoses that aren't totally cleaned out, or the ball valve you forgot to rinse, or
Posted in thread: Is a little speck of dust really going to infect my beer on 02-25-2011 at 06:24 PM
99.9% of the time a speck of dust will be insignificant. You are (hopefully) inoculating
billions upon billions of active yeast cells, into their prime environment, and they will take
charge and overw...
Posted in thread: Using some sorghum molasses on 02-18-2011 at 05:57 PM
Well, there is always some confusion on this, and about all I can say is forget the word
"molasses" when dealing with sorghum syrup.Sorghum syrup is made by crushing sorghum cane stems
and boiling dow...
Posted in thread: Correcting an under pitch on 02-15-2011 at 10:08 PM
I'm certainly no expert, but additional yeast should not hurt anything, yet it may not help
anything either. But you're not really sure there is "anything" that needs fixing at this
point, right?You k...