Last Activity:02-28-2014 10:44 PM
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Posted in thread: Experienced Brewer First Time BIAB, Couple of Questions on 02-21-2014 at 05:42 PM
I do a mash out every time, but never really understood why.If you don't already have one, get
one of Wilserbrewer's bags. It made the process a lot easier than paint strainers, which are
never big en...
Posted in thread: Under pitched! on 02-17-2014 at 10:52 PM
Have you checked the gravity? That's the only way to tell if you're done. It is probably too
late to add more yeast unless it isn't mostly done. Checking gravity will tell you two things.
First, is it...
Posted in thread: Saison fermentation on 02-17-2014 at 10:48 PM
Did you ever raise the temp above 80? That yeast has a tendency to stall at lower temps and
maybe what you are seeing is it very slowly still working. It also will give you 80+% apparent
Posted in thread: Lagering in keg question on 02-08-2014 at 03:05 PM
I guess it's pretty unanimous, put it in the keg under pressure!
Posted in thread: Lagering in keg question on 02-07-2014 at 08:19 PM
My lager is doing the diacetyl rest right now, and seems to be good so far. It will be 13 days
in the primary when I'll be ready to do something with it again, 8 days fermenting at around
50, slowly b...
Posted in thread: BIAB, why is my efficiency so high? on 02-07-2014 at 08:08 PM
Yes, but if I buy my grain based on a recipe, I'm not going to adjust the quantity because my
efficiency may be higher or lower. I guess this gets into the consistency you speak of. I do a
Posted in thread: BIAB, why is my efficiency so high? on 02-05-2014 at 04:27 PM
OIC, BeerSmith is calculating based on an average expected extract, whereas my actual malt may
be higher or lower. I wonder how many users even pay attention to this detail. OTOH, putting in
Posted in thread: Diacetyl Rest on 02-04-2014 at 01:48 AM
Thanks. I'm looking forward to this brew. I'm going to try to keep the beer outside in a carboy
in a water bath, and hope the temps hold. If not, I'll transfer to my keg and put it into my
Posted in thread: Diacetyl Rest on 02-04-2014 at 12:25 AM
I cold pitched my Czech lager at 46 with Wyeast Bohemian Lager 2124, made into a 2L starter.
The temp then slowly rose to 50 over two days, and then held there until it got a little warmer
late in the...
Posted in thread: Fermenting and Lagering on 01-31-2014 at 04:08 AM
At 1.030 you will have a very sweet beer. Too sweet. You really want to wait until it drops a
lot more. Keep it in the primary for this as you don't want to remove it from the yeast.For
lagers, you wa...