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  • Posted in thread: I'm just a tad confused... on 06-28-2013 at 12:31 PM
    I don't have time to find the link, but it's my understanding that cold break (trub), has
    natural yeast nutrients; hence a faster fermentation in the "dirty" wort.

  • Posted in thread: There is a bug in my carboy.... on 04-30-2013 at 01:05 PM
    Depends on what kind of bug it is. If it's a fruit fly you may have a problem......Yes, one
    fruit fly can ruin a batch. I know from experience.

  • Posted in thread: Hops Crisis on 04-04-2013 at 04:52 PM
    I think with that grain bill you should be ok. I would let it ride especially with a half pound
    of black patent. Let us know how it turns out.

  • Posted in thread: Hops Crisis on 04-04-2013 at 03:20 AM
    What is the the og of the stout? What are the adjuncts and at what quantities? Sometimes you
    can develop plenty of bitterness through roasty and toasty grains to compensate for hop
    bitterness. I often...

  • Posted in thread: Malic acid/ cloudy cider? on 02-26-2013 at 11:33 AM
    Hi Mike, my standard procedure is to gently heat (not boil) a half gallon of juice to dissolve
    the brown sugar and thaw the concentrate, then add that to the fermenter with the remaining
    juice, then p...

  • Posted in thread: Malic acid/ cloudy cider? on 02-26-2013 at 12:38 AM
    I've made this cider at least a dozen times with perfect clarity:5 gal store bought juice
    (absorbic acid preserved)1lb light brown sugars-04 yeast (or whatever ale yeast slurry is
    handy)a bit of apple...

  • Posted in thread: Og Lower then Pre Boil gravity. on 02-08-2013 at 01:04 PM
    Consider the evaporation rate of your wort sample at cold temps. A small sample in cold and dry
    air will evaporate at a rapid rate, giving you an innacurate reading. I collect a small sample
    in a smal...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast giving up on high gravity beer on 01-10-2013 at 12:27 PM
    What yeast(s) are you using? Have you considered using some simple sugars in place of a small
    portion of extract? That will help with attenuation.

  • Posted in thread: Picnic Faucet Can't Handle Soda Pressures? on 11-06-2012 at 07:59 PM
    I had the same problem as the OP with a brand new picnic tap. I replaced it and it worked fine.
    I assume I just got one that was faulty. Try another one and see if that works.

  • Posted in thread: How soon can I steal Yeast from my Conical? on 10-10-2012 at 12:11 PM
    Let the beer ferment out. 1335 should go fast and floc tight. Dump a little bit of yeast and
    trub. Collect the middle creamy layer and pitch direct (that's the healthiest yeast), and
    discard the last ...

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