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Posted in thread: DME Boil time? on 04-28-2015 at 01:19 AM
No problem. You may be seeing yeast instead of DME however. Are you using a new strain than you
have in the past? Some strains are more clumpy looking than others. Or is this the first time
you used a...
Posted in thread: Diacetyl has faded with aging on 04-26-2015 at 04:27 AM
After brewing a quick Scottish 70/- (2 weeks in the carboy) for competition, I submitted it
with the fear of diacetyl due to the short conditioning time. I kept tabs on the quality of the
beer as it c...
Posted in thread: underpitching for esters on 02-27-2015 at 03:15 AM
I'm going to be brewing a Best Bitter (1.040) this weekend and want to slightly under pitch my
London ESB yeast for a good amount of ester production. The last time I brewed an English
Bitter I made a...
Posted in thread: Will beer carbonate faster with more yeast? on 05-21-2014 at 03:12 AM
If more yeast was transferred to the bottling bucket then yes, it will carb faster. You will
also have more yeast sediment in your bottles though. You can check them out a week at a time
and see where...
Posted in thread: Newbie questions on 04-25-2014 at 04:23 AM
1) Since you just bought a new fermenter, just a rinse to get the dust out will be fine, but
make sure to sanitize with star-san or something similar. After fermenting is done, use PBW
before your nex...
Posted in thread: How do YOU bottle aged big beers? on 04-23-2014 at 04:48 AM
I'm always afraid of yeast dropping out, so I'll bottle after 4 weeks, then age as long as
necessary. If you go over that, I'm sure there will still be enough yeast to carbonate your
beer, but adding ...
Posted in thread: What's wrong here? on 04-22-2014 at 03:35 AM
I've found that when I get muddled beers it's because I'm trying to get creative with my
recipe. Keeping it simple usually alleviates muddled flavors. You may find that a SMaSH beer
with less hops may...
Posted in thread: Also have low carbonation on 04-22-2014 at 03:07 AM
Regular 12oz bottles? Normal caps? Possibly a leak? Head retention has to do with the proteins.
Was it an extract? If you used irish moss or whirfloc you could have dropped out some proteins.
Posted in thread: What's wrong here? on 04-22-2014 at 02:59 AM
What do your IPAs taste like? Why do they taste off? Your process and ingredients would help
Posted in thread: Help with Higher than expected SG on 04-20-2014 at 05:26 AM
Yeah add water till you get your target SG. You can use a brewing calculator like the BrewBot
app to do this. Then take out the same amount of wort as the amount of water you added to get
back down to...