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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-20-2011, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Also Erok, a pint around these parts is $6.75!!! ...

Also Erok, a pint around these parts is $6.75!!! I was used to $4 or $5 and didn't expect the price of beer to go up when I shifted Provinces.

I will be happy to haul water in the new year, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-20-2011, 04:31 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Thanks for the thoughts Erok, My recent issues...

Thanks for the thoughts Erok,
My recent issues may VERY well be brewing practice, but it is not sanitation. I seriously question the water in this place (as noted) but I'm now thinking the temp of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Pascal
The temp in this place has been at least 75f....

The temp in this place has been at least 75f. Having things too hot has never been an issue before! This is why I'm thinking it is at least an issue, if not the culprit.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Pascal
I usually brew about a batch a week. That's a...

I usually brew about a batch a week. That's a lot of water! :cross:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2011, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Pascal
so the Brew House kit is doing fine. The...

so the Brew House kit is doing fine. The american wheat, not so much. Brewed the kit last saturday and the AW last sunday. All was fine until I think thursday. Came home, gave the beer a sniff...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2011, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Pascal
If it is not clear from my above post regarding...

If it is not clear from my above post regarding the glass on the counter my thought on this is that I've never seen clean water in a clean glass start to grow in a few days, never mind enough to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2011, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Pascal
Also, after boiling the water for top ups, there...

Also, after boiling the water for top ups, there appears to be considerable sedimentation at the bottom of the pot. Enough that the bottom gallon is murky when poured out. The water is boiled so...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2011, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Pascal
Sorry for the delay, new job and new city has...

Sorry for the delay, new job and new city has been taking up all of my time and I only got to brewing this weekend. I started the last Brew House kit I had yesterday and it's bubbling away nicely. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2011, 05:20 AM
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Posted By Pascal
@BryanJ, There was also visual signs of infection...

@BryanJ, There was also visual signs of infection on the batches that went down the drain but the smell was the clear indication. The first, which was left the longest, had what actually looked like...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2011, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Pascal
:mug:

:mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2011, 05:09 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Thanks folks, I'm going for a test this weekend. ...

Thanks folks, I'm going for a test this weekend. I'll post what I'm up to, and with any luck in a week we should know what the hell is wrong with this place.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Agree indeed. I appreciate your advice. (and...

Agree indeed. I appreciate your advice. (and sorry if that last response was a bit snappy)

What worked for years is no longer working, so, adapt. But it hasn't worked so far. Perhaps it's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Pascal
@billtzk: If you read my original post, I've...

@billtzk: If you read my original post, I've brewed a few hundred batches with a loss of around 3. I know how to clean and sanitize, not trying to "stretch" anything too much here.

Lag time...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Gold! It just so happens that my order of...

Gold!

It just so happens that my order of DME arrived today.

I will be sure to update in a few days after tying this little test out.

Pascal
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Pascal
I didn't suspect "sterile" or even sanitized for...

I didn't suspect "sterile" or even sanitized for that matter. However, if water is my issue, it would seem odd (at least to me) that something that persistent could be readily present in such...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Pascal
lol, the smell of fermenting beer is a wonderful...

lol, the smell of fermenting beer is a wonderful thing indeed! :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Pascal
thanks billtzk. As far as the switching cleaners...

thanks billtzk. As far as the switching cleaners and sanitizers & replacing equipment I've tried those. I agree, I'll suck it up and pack the water for next batch in order to eliminate that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Pascal
@ReverseApacheMaster: Yep, blame Canada. ;) ...

@ReverseApacheMaster: Yep, blame Canada. ;) But the water in Prince George was great!

@Brek81 & jgln: Fermentation starting properly, for a few days. Then batch turns rancid in a matter of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Pascal
@brewtus: no worries, I've dealt with mold in the...

@brewtus: no worries, I've dealt with mold in the past so I appreciate your post without being freaked out. No, unfortunately due to timing and other issues I rented this place sight unseen and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 03:15 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Sorry, to get back to an earlier question, if the...

Sorry, to get back to an earlier question, if the tap water is chlorinated with chlorine or chloramine (sp?), that water should not have ANYTHING in it that could cause an infection in a brew, could...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Pascal
I figure waster has to be the answer to this...

I figure waster has to be the answer to this problem. Hauling water home in containers however isn't a real answer since I'm on the bus and live top floor of a 4 floor walk-up.

Possible...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 03:03 AM
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Posted By Pascal
rockfish: Did that with the last batch, the one I...

rockfish: Did that with the last batch, the one I put in the toilet today. Rinsing was with sani-brew which is what I was using for most equipment before this problem. I used to just use star-san...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Yeast: I use nottingham for most of my ales...

Yeast: I use nottingham for most of my ales lately (3 of the 6 noted) and the kits I used came with coopers
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Pascal
Thanks CCISZEW, I've been using strong, fresh...

Thanks CCISZEW,
I've been using strong, fresh sani-bre & star-san. I had bleached my containers between uses after the first infection, threw them out after the second.

Your last question is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Pascal
I did use Campdem for one of the brews (brewed...

I did use Campdem for one of the brews (brewed from ingredient, not kit) but it turned just as quick. For that batch I had added Camdem to ALL my brewing water; that needed for boil and that for...
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