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Posted in thread: Freaking out a little... on 12-07-2014 at 04:36 PM
Thanks for the reassurance. If it was an average gravity beer I wouldn't have really blinked,
but this one is a biggie. Again, thank you both.
Posted in thread: Freaking out a little... on 12-07-2014 at 03:23 PM
Ok, It was only a matter of time. But I went and left 4 cups of diluted starsan in the bottom
of the fermentation bucket, an proceeded to pour 5 gallon of 1.103 Belgian dark strong on top.
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.