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  • Posted in thread: Under-attenuated? Re-yeast? on 08-01-2016 at 07:35 PM
    With 2# of dark grains, and this being an extract batch that fg is not surprising... I've had
    issues with high fg when brewing porters (even all grain) because there are so many
    unfermentables in the ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 07:28 PM
    Count me in!!

  • Posted in thread: Bitter (Sour) Scottish Ales on 04-26-2016 at 07:03 PM
    Like Hanglow said, s-04 is known to have a sour tang when fermented at certain temperatures. I
    stopped usi g it myself for this reason. My advice would be to try a liquid Scottish ale yeast
    next time ...

  • Posted in thread: Original gravity is too low. What can I do? on 04-26-2016 at 06:53 PM
    So you sparged, then added plain water to get to 5 gallons? I assume you must be used to doing
    that from extract brewing. With batch sparge all grain brewing you have your mash water, which
    is run off...

  • Posted in thread: Saving Hydrated Dry Yeast for Smaller Batches? on 04-26-2016 at 06:34 PM
    I often pitch 1.5 packs of 05 into my pale ales, afterwards I just fold the top of the packet
    over, then put some 2" clear packing tape folded over that, I pinch the tape down until I can
    see its seal...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation question on 04-25-2016 at 11:35 PM
    According to White Labs web site, 65-69 degrees... I would try and target the lower end of that
    range. And that would be beer temp, not ambient room temp. The beer temp can be 5-8 degrees
    hotter than ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation question on 04-25-2016 at 07:04 PM
    There's no question that one vial of yeast will start fermenting in high gravity wort, the
    question is how many undesirable flavors and esters will the yeast throw out as they try to
    consume the sugar...

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper- Can you clone it? on 04-24-2016 at 06:37 PM
    For folks saying their clone attempt isn't bitter enough should consider another
    variable...boil intensity. It does make a difference and it's a Big difference.Not sure why you
    believe boil intensity ...

  • Posted in thread: Late aeration? on 03-19-2016 at 05:40 PM
    From the Danstar FAQ:Quote:I always aerate my wort when using liquid yeast. Do I need to aerate
    the wort before pitching dry yeast?No, there is no need to aerate the wort but it does not harm
    the yeas...

  • Posted in thread: Late aeration? on 03-18-2016 at 11:00 PM
    I would just let it be at this point. I've heard from several sources that aeration when using
    dry yeast isn't necessary as they are magically packaged with all of the oxygen they need...
    that being s...