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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By balazs
I started out using the wyeast version and over...

I started out using the wyeast version and over time have gone to WL. I find with 002 that I get a more consistant attenuation rate. I can predictably get between 72-75% attenuation based on mash...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By balazs
I tend to overpitch 002 just a bit to help aid in...

I tend to overpitch 002 just a bit to help aid in complete fermentation. The Fullers strain is wonderful but hou have to treat it right to get what you want.

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By balazs
Perhaps carbonic bite from overcarbonation? ...

Perhaps carbonic bite from overcarbonation?

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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By balazs
I am not sure if this is your issue but it is one...

I am not sure if this is your issue but it is one probability to look into. If your thermometer is way off it might have something to do with it. Rule out all possibilities by checking the easy one's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By balazs
Have you calibrated your thermometer. It may be...

Have you calibrated your thermometer. It may be reading high? You may think your mashing at 152 and it is really at 149.

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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By balazs
That is strange. Not quite sure where else to...

That is strange. Not quite sure where else to look into fixing that.

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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By balazs
Oh, and for boil off rate you need to try and...

Oh, and for boil off rate you need to try and keep the same vigor from boil to boil. Take volume measurements throughout the boil to see if you need to boil harder or softer for the remainder of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By balazs
So are you landing your preboil gravity numbers?...

So are you landing your preboil gravity numbers? If you are then your mash effieciency should be good. Based on the problems that I had when I kept coming up short on my OG, my efficiency was lower...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By balazs
It seems your mash efficiency is lower than you...

It seems your mash efficiency is lower than you think meaning you need more grain to get the OG you are after. Are you using any brewing software? If you are coming up around 10 points shy each batch...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By balazs
I did the exact same thing. I was using the $20...

I did the exact same thing. I was using the $20 CDN and got tired of questioning the readings I got from it. Wife got me the Thermapen for christmas. Well worth the $90.00. The majority of home...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By balazs
From the info you gave about your process you...

From the info you gave about your process you should be getting a lower finishing gravity. Couple questions. Do you think the temperature in the room your fermenting is dropping at night? Are you...
Forum: General Techniques 12-27-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By balazs
I believe that as long as your mash ph is in good...

I believe that as long as your mash ph is in good range and your recipe is not overboard with high lovibond malts then there is no reason to separate the roasted grains. Brewers have been mashing it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-13-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By balazs
Are you using a correction calculator for your...

Are you using a correction calculator for your refractometer reading? Once fermentation begins the refractometer will no longer read the gravity correctly. The reading needs to be converted in a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By balazs
I have a gallon jug that I do my starters in....

I have a gallon jug that I do my starters in. When I have to make huge starters where there is possibility of overflow I use fermcap. It keeps the krausen way down and eliminates overflow.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By balazs
Next time I will try adding sugar later into...

Next time I will try adding sugar later into fermentation. Alsi I will trying dosing with oxygen a second time. I have not yet tried these methods.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By balazs
I do need to make sure that my thermometer is...

I do need to make sure that my thermometer is reading correctly. The beer is still in primary. It seems my best bet is to ramp to 80 and rouse the yeast and wait.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By balazs
I have not taken it off the yeast and I do need...

I have not taken it off the yeast and I do need to look into making sure my themometer is reading right. I will try ramping higher and rousing the yeast again. It seems that repitching at tgus point...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By balazs
I brewed 10G of tripel a month ago. 1.086 OG 87%...

I brewed 10G of tripel a month ago. 1.086 OG 87% pilsner and 13% invert sugar. Mashed at 151 (one degree higher than usual.) Made a 5 liter step starter out of two smackpacks of 3787. Oxygenated wort...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-19-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By balazs
Yeah you are right about that...Although it...

Yeah you are right about that...Although it diluted my OG and will not end up exactly how I planned, it is still yummy beer.:D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-19-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By balazs
Yeah, it is chlorinated. I run through a carbon...

Yeah, it is chlorinated. I run through a carbon filter to get the chlorine out. Based on the responses I got I guess I should not have any significant off flavors.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-18-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By balazs
Immersion chiller came apart/Un-sanitized water in wort post boil

Straight to the point...my immersion chiller hose came off the copper chiller today while chilling and before I could fix it about 1/2 gallon of un-sanitized tap water went into my brew kettle post...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-12-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By balazs
Just an update on this. The twang has greatly...

Just an update on this. The twang has greatly lifted from the beer. It is still just a little present but does mellow in time. So, for everyone who suggested more time...you were right. Next time...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By balazs
Recipe: 10 lbs. pilsener 1 lb. wheat 3...

Recipe:

10 lbs. pilsener
1 lb. wheat
3 lbs. Invert Sugar
2L Starter of WL 570
90 Second oxygen blast before pitching yeast with a standard homebrewshop oxygen valve and .5 micron stone...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-20-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By balazs
Saaz

Saaz
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By balazs
Musty twang in Belgian Golden Strong

I have a belgian golden strong that has been in bottles for just over 2 months. I've had the bottles lagering after two weeks in the bottle. I used WLP 570 and am getting this musty twang to the...
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