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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2013, 12:42 AM
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Posted By hairy
I never used a blow off tube because I have a 30L...

I never used a blow off tube because I have a 30L fermenter and the maxmium I brew is ~23L. that's decent headspace there.

There was once, quite recently, I'm fermenting a weizenbock of OG 1.080....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2013, 12:28 AM
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Posted By hairy
I don't wash my yeast and they store well under...

I don't wash my yeast and they store well under beer in the fridge, in the dark. 3 months is somewhat long to order but there are many experienced brewers who have viable yeasts stored even longer.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2013, 02:44 AM
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Posted By hairy
I don't think aging has got to do with colour....

I don't think aging has got to do with colour. For me it is always about how complex the beer is and how much ABV we are dealing with.

For an OG of 71, it borders on the high side. And with the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By hairy
Maybe I was doing something not right with my...

Maybe I was doing something not right with my yeasts since some of you have different experiences.

For fresh yeast with starter, i get fermentation going over night and kaursen within 24hrs. Very...
Forum: Brew Science 01-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By hairy
ahhh that's gg to be problematic because i have...

ahhh that's gg to be problematic because i have constant condensations on my fermenter walls. it's hot and humid here and condensation is common in the fridge.

Damn.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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Posted By hairy
it's true that yeasts don't die off completely...

it's true that yeasts don't die off completely that quickly. However, the lag time between fresh yeast and yeasts stored beyond a few weeks(even with a big starter) is considerable and that indicates...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 03:29 PM
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Posted By hairy
I have an even better idea which i love to use....

I have an even better idea which i love to use. Buy a pack of yeast, brew a smaller beer with it, a pale ale for eg. Harvest the yeast and use it for the next batch.

Ideally you should bottle amd...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 01:17 PM
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Posted By hairy
Be it big or a normal beer, you will need good...

Be it big or a normal beer, you will need good viable yeasts in good numbers. So, not brewing a big beer is no reason to pitch your current batch of yeast that hasn't shown signs of good viability.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By hairy
After I started brewing for a while, I kinda...

After I started brewing for a while, I kinda avoided all commercial pale lagers like the plague. I was like.... "I can make better beer than these guys. wtf, why should I buy these commercial big...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By hairy
It will need a much longer time to complete the...

It will need a much longer time to complete the job now that there is less yeast in the carboy.

The instructions definitely suck and with a lager yeast I will give it at least 3 weeks in the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 12:41 PM
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Posted By hairy
No Q is stupid. Everyone starts from somewhere. ...

No Q is stupid. Everyone starts from somewhere.

To carbonate your good beer, there are 2 ways about it.

First is the force carbonation. It is literally forcing carbon dioxide (CO2) into the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By hairy
My LHBS always hold sales to clear their old...

My LHBS always hold sales to clear their old smack packs (~ 10 months) and with a 1.5L starter, I never have problems these old yeasts.

There can be exceptions depending on how well the yeast is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By hairy
For OGs higher than 65, I always do a starter...

For OGs higher than 65, I always do a starter even from a fresh vial. The only exception is when I just harvested the yeast from a previous batch.

Underpitching seems to be the issue at hand...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By hairy
It's not crazy but yeasts' viability falls...

It's not crazy but yeasts' viability falls quickly beyond 2 weeks of storage. Sure you still use it with a starter to liven up the yeasts before pitching but with all the dead yeasts there, I can't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By hairy
It is weird because here in Singapore, kits are...

It is weird because here in Singapore, kits are actually the cheapest to brew, both in terms of ingredient cost and equipment startup cost.

It's like ~ $S 50 for a kit plus extract. The unhopped...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By hairy
The fermentables in the enhancer will be...

The fermentables in the enhancer will be fermented by the time you bottle and hence you need to prime when you bottle them.

Since you will be filling your beer in a keg, do you intend to force...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By hairy
I am not sure why squeezing will contribute to...

I am not sure why squeezing will contribute to tannin extraction. Appears to be some old wife's (old brewers'?) tale. Tannins are soluble in high pH and high temperature. Not sure how squeezing...
Forum: Brew Science 01-04-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By hairy
I usually do a partial mash with a partial boil +...

I usually do a partial mash with a partial boil + late extracts. Because my electrical induction heater stove is not very strong, I need to cover the pot when I boil 12 L (~ 3 gallons) of wort...
Forum: Brew Science 01-04-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By hairy
Ahhh! right there! Forgot about the CO2...

Ahhh! right there! Forgot about the CO2 agitation. I do have a stick on thermometer on the fermenter but I never learnt how to use that because the sticker lits up on a range of temperature and I...
Forum: Brew Science 01-04-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By hairy
Comparatively speaking, water is a better...

Comparatively speaking, water is a better conductor though it is still considered poor no? So even if we take the temperature of the walls of the fermenter, it is probably not ideal even though it is...
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By hairy
Temperature difference in and out of a fermenter?

Fermentation is known to produce heat and the actual temperature of the fermenting wort is therefore higher than its surroundings. I have a thermometer in my fermenting fridge but I can't help but...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-19-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By hairy
Looks fine. Don't worry. My airlock has never...

Looks fine. Don't worry. My airlock has never bubbled before. In fact, I got so pissed at it that I decided that I won't use one. All brews worked out ok.

40 is quite a low OG. With gravity now at...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-18-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,195
Posted By hairy
I use a HDPE plastic fermenter as the primary....

I use a HDPE plastic fermenter as the primary. Those that comes with a standard beer kit.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-18-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,195
Posted By hairy
When it comes to secondary fermentation, there is...

When it comes to secondary fermentation, there is some who swear by their benefits - time for beer to clear up, reduce risk of autolysis.

I have been brewing for 4 years and never did a secondary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By hairy
Rule of thumb in brewing is always: if the water...

Rule of thumb in brewing is always: if the water tastes good, the beer will taste good.

For extract brews, it probably dun matter that much. For mashing though, the ions content will make damn big...
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