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Posted in thread: Hop question for my Hefe... on 04-03-2015 at 11:57 PM
Chinook isn't really known for being citrusy as much as spicy and piney. If citrus is what you
want, try Centennial or Cascade (as suggested above), which both give a grapefruit type citrus
Posted in thread: Condensation Issue...Need Help!! on 04-03-2015 at 09:17 PM
Check your lid seals in that location. If there is a slight gap, the warm, humid room air is
getting in and the moisture is freezing on the cold side of the fridge. Matter of fact, looking
at your pic...
Posted in thread: Help! Is my problem a result of fermenting temps?? on 04-01-2015 at 03:29 AM
It sounds like high fermentation temps are most likely your problem, assuming you are pitching
enough yeast as well (meaning rehydrate dry and make starters for liquid). A plus or minus 7
Posted in thread: First Ale brew. Help needed on 03-22-2015 at 12:50 AM
You really shouldn't need to "swirl" your fermenter. The only times that is necessary is with
only a few super flocculent yeast strains that have a tendency to drop out before they finish
their job. Y...
Posted in thread: Hefeweizen ? on 03-21-2015 at 04:26 PM
If you are trying to brew a Hefeweizen, you really need to use Hefeweizen yeast, otherwise its
just a wheat beer. Those banana/clove flavors are a byproduct of the Hefeweizen yeast, not the
malt or ho...
Posted in thread: PBW for cleaning beer tube/line. Question on 03-16-2015 at 10:45 PM
Liquid will always travel from high pressure to low pressure. With the keg disconnected, open
the tap so the pressure is relieved, and assuming you have some pressure in the keg, it will
push out into...
Posted in thread: Fermentation so long... on 02-22-2015 at 05:14 PM
That is unusually slow... how big of a batch? how much and what type of yeast did you pitch?
Did you oxygenate the juice before pitching? Did you add any yeast nutrients? What temperature
is the cider...
Posted in thread: Fermentation question on 02-22-2015 at 05:10 PM
I assume they want you to transfer it before it reaches terminal gravity, so once its in the
secondary there will be enough yeast activity still to fill the headspace with CO2. I've done 3
kits, and t...
Posted in thread: Vacation Portland Oregon on 02-20-2015 at 11:40 PM
Go here!: are all over Portland, but the one out at Edgefield is pretty amazing! They are on
an old 74 acre farm, and its basically a giant compound with its own brewery, winery,
distillery, glass b...
Posted in thread: Internationally fermenting in bottles? on 02-17-2015 at 01:38 AM
Man that's a tough one... The problem is you left the bulk of the yeast behind, and the
remaining yeast will probably not be up to the job. You didn't give any details about gravity
or yeast strain, b...