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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2013, 02:37 AM
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Posted By bmantzey
So, the krausen having fallen so early doesn't...

So, the krausen having fallen so early doesn't mean anything bad?

I read something about head retention being related to protein in the beer. If the Krausen is like this, could it mean I have a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By bmantzey
Krausen fell early

I'm brewing a Belgian Tripel, which came out very heavy and I ended up with a higher volume.

I pitched probably about 300 billion yeast cells, into well aerated wort and it started rolling within...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-04-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By bmantzey
I have attached a screenshot of the hole in my...

I have attached a screenshot of the hole in my kettle. You're right, it does seem pretty weird that a 1/2" plug would fit a 7/8" hole, but if you are sure, I'll take your word for it and give it a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-04-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By bmantzey
7/8" Kettle Plug

Hello.

I have a really nice 15 gallon kettle I got from Homebrewstuff that came with a thermometer pre-drilled and in a 7/8" hole. The hole is a little bit high for smaller batches.

They have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By bmantzey
Cacao how

Today I need to put cacao nibs into my secondary.

I got to wondering, should I sanitize them? That question gave me an excuse to go buy a 5th of Jack.

So, my nibs have been soaking in about...
Forum: General Techniques 02-22-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By bmantzey
Is this the right thing? ...

Is this the right thing?

http://www.amazon.com/Pack-Gallon-Nylon-Strainers-11523/dp/B000BPG5R6/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: General Techniques 02-22-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By bmantzey
Okay. Are they a use once and dispose type thing...

Okay. Are they a use once and dispose type thing or are they washable and reusable?
Forum: General Techniques 02-22-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By bmantzey
@duboman: What did you put the hops into in your...

@duboman: What did you put the hops into in your photo of your hops rig above? It looks like just a cheese cloth. Is there a certain kind that's narrow and long that would fit just right?
Forum: General Techniques 02-22-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By bmantzey
How do you hop?

:rockin:

Hops utilization is one of the things I've been focused on improving in my brew process.

I used to use those little "hops balls", that said they could hold an ounce of hops. Yeah,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By bmantzey
Fermentation Slowed

Hello, I'm brewing this crazy brew from MWS called "Chocolate Covered Beavr Nutz". It sounds really awesome and I'm very excited about it.

I discovered the hard way that I need to do something...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-05-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By bmantzey
With the amount of hops and alcohol in it, I'm...

With the amount of hops and alcohol in it, I'm fairly confident that it's not infected. What I gather about oxygenation is, it doesn't appear to affect it until several weeks after it's exposure and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-05-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By bmantzey
Dry Airlock oops

I've got an ipa sitting on its dry hops in a plastic bucket with one of those 3-piece airlocks.

I just noticed tonight that the airlock was so low on water that pressing down on the lid caused a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-31-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By bmantzey
When to D-Rest

First, I apologize if this question has been covered, as I have seen that it seems to be a repeated topic. However, I could not find the answer I'm looking for.

The big question is, WHEN do I do...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By bmantzey
Thanks for the reply. That's seems pretty...

Thanks for the reply. That's seems pretty intangible still though. When it "slows way down"? Hm.

Maybe I just have to experiment with it. Maybe I should test as often as I need to test it when...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By bmantzey
Diacetyl resting

I was making a document for myself outlining the steps required for brewing, just to serve as a minder for reference. When I got to the part regarding lager fermentation, I hit a few bumps of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By bmantzey
Now I'm wondering, if I pour out all of the...

Now I'm wondering, if I pour out all of the liquid, how do I get the yeast to pour out of my starter vessel? Do I just leave a small amount of liquid so I can swirl it all together enabling me to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By bmantzey
Awesome replies! Very helpful info here. Thanks...

Awesome replies! Very helpful info here. Thanks a bunch!

I guess any DME will suffice. Does that matter at all?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By bmantzey
Okay so the term "sugar", is a bit ambiguous...

Okay so the term "sugar", is a bit ambiguous because sugar is exactly what the yeast wants.

When you said, "do not use sugar", is it safe to assume you meant table sugar?

The reason I ask is,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By bmantzey
Lager starter Qs

I'm planning a lager this weekend that will use Wyeast 2042. I'll probably ferment it at a target of 50 degrees.

I'm planning to use a starter and I have a few questions about that. I've done...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By bmantzey
It did have a very slight smell that resembled...

It did have a very slight smell that resembled diacytl to me, but that could be because the yeast was cleaning up after itself still.

I tested the gravity and it looks like active fermentation is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By bmantzey
I'm basing it being done by that and the stuff on...

I'm basing it being done by that and the stuff on the top falling (krausen?), and everything inside settling.

The temp this morning was 62. *sigh* More equipment needed apparently.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-17-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By bmantzey
Ale got warm

My Rye PA brew started out quite nicely. The brew went well and fermentation was off to a fast start.

I pitched Sunday night, woke up Wednesday morning and saw the temp was a little low from the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By bmantzey
Diacetyl Smell

I've been working to make the lager process right so I can enjoy some good homebrewed lager.

I have 3 lagers almost done, a Sam Adams Noble Pils clone, a Bud Like, and a Fosters clone.

I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By bmantzey
Great advice, thanks a bunch!!

Great advice, thanks a bunch!!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-06-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By bmantzey
Okay, what I do is cool my wort down to about 70...

Okay, what I do is cool my wort down to about 70 and pitch the yeast, then put it directly in the fridge (a large fridge using one of those temperature regulation devices). I figure this gives the...
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