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Posted in thread: Is My Beer Infected? HELP! on 07-03-2014 at 04:54 PM
Just curious... Do you know why it happened?In my personal experience, i had only one infection
5 years ago because of a catastrophic sanitation procedure involving flies, a partly open
fermenter for ...
Posted in thread: Over attenuation on 05-27-2014 at 03:05 AM
I had an infection once a long time ago because of extremely bad sanitation (let's call that an
experiment).It tasted like vomit. And I don't have an expert palette!If it was infected, I
think you wou...
Posted in thread: Over attenuation on 05-26-2014 at 11:08 PM
Over pitching would not convert unfermentable sugars to fermentable sugars.What is your recipe?
Do you have any unfermentable malts such as crystal/cara?Did you mash longer than usual at 149
F or lowe...
Posted in thread: Methanol in Kenyan brew on 07-29-2010 at 10:06 PM
I have no source to give you, but a while ago I did some general research to see if there was
any risk to create methanol while distilling or brewing at home.The general conclusion was that
Posted in thread: Terrible mead turned awesome after 3 years on 07-29-2010 at 08:14 PM
When I started homebrewing about 3 years ago, one of the first brew I made was a mead. I used a
dry wine yeast and enough honey to give me around 10% alcohol. 2 weeks after bottling, I tried
to drink ...
Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 07-03-2010 at 05:39 PM
One time I dropped an army knife with dirt on it in the primary before fermentation. I don't
remember what I was doing with the knife, but it still got his way into the bucket. The beer
Posted in thread: Just did my first all grain! on 06-27-2010 at 05:00 PM
Yeah, taking a bath is so last century :mug:
Posted in thread: First Contaminated batch... on 06-17-2010 at 05:34 PM
Well I could not identify the cause of the contamination. The bucket was just a possibility.
Like I said, I couldn't even close the lid because of the floating apples. It was open on the
sides. It cou...
Posted in thread: First Contaminated batch... on 06-17-2010 at 03:58 PM
Two years ago I had a contaminated batch. It didn't smell that bad, but the taste was vomit,
literally. I had to run to the bathroom to spit it out. The problem was that I was fermenting
in a bucket f...
Posted in thread: 2nd AG brew questions on 06-17-2010 at 03:38 PM
There is a lot of thing that can influence efficiency. Mashing at a wrong temperature, sparging
at the wrong temperature or without enough water (I fly-sparge by the way), not crushing the