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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-02-2013, 07:51 AM
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Posted By aidan
Yes, I have it in secondary now, slowly dropping...

Yes, I have it in secondary now, slowly dropping temp to lagering temp.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By aidan
Does d-rest release CO2 from suspension?

I checked the SG of my fermenting pilsner yesterday and it was already down to 1.010 (from OG 1.050). I was a bit late for a d-rest but decided to go ahead and do a one anyway so I raised temp from...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-29-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By aidan
Ok, I drawn my own conclusions and have come to...

Ok, I drawn my own conclusions and have come to my own theory to explain this: I do not think it is due to any difference in the type of yeast or the drying process compared to other manufacturers. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-28-2013, 09:05 AM
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Views: 511
Posted By aidan
Pitch temp 15C, ferment temp 13C. Attemperated...

Pitch temp 15C, ferment temp 13C. Attemperated yeast slury to 23C prior to pitching. Most instructions say it should be within 10C NOT 10F
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-28-2013, 01:54 AM
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Posted By aidan
Their 'dumbed down idiot proof' instructions on...

Their 'dumbed down idiot proof' instructions on the back of home brewer sized sachets are to sprinkle directly on wort. But their data sheet is aimed at the commercial brewer so I don't buy that it's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 09:06 PM
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Posted By aidan
Ok, so what accounts for the massive difference...

Ok, so what accounts for the massive difference in what fermentis recommends, 73F, and what other sources (e.g. White and Zainasheff, 95-105F) recommend?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By aidan
I should have asked the question as 'Are there...

I should have asked the question as 'Are there any negative effects of rehydrating at higher temperature than manufacturers guidelines?'
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By aidan
That's what I figured. But I'm still left...

That's what I figured. But I'm still left wondering what's the explaination for the massive difference in the rehydration temperature recommended by Fermentis and most other sources? And what's the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By aidan
Can too high rehydration temperature cause off flavours?

I usually sprinkle my dry yeast directly on the wort but I decided to give rehydration a go since I was doing a pilnser and higher yeast count is more critical for cooler ferments. I followed some...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-07-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,385
Posted By aidan
Thanks everyone for the explainations. They sure...

Thanks everyone for the explainations. They sure know how to make something more complex than it needs to be. And watch out for those petite mutants!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,385
Posted By aidan
Confused by Nottingham yeast rehydration instructions

Can anyone help me understand the Nottingham yeast rehydration instructions:


Sprinkle the yeast on the surface of 10 times its weight of clean, sterilized (boiled) water at 3035C.
Do not use...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By aidan
I think I'd be more inclined towards first school...

I think I'd be more inclined towards first school of thought as I don't really see much point in making it black only in color. Also I want to use grains on hand and don't have any carafa. So I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By aidan
Black IPA recipe advise

Here's a recipe for a Black IPA that I've come up with based on ingredients that I have on hand. Let me know if you think it will be any good or if I should make a different style of beer with my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2012, 09:22 PM
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Posted By aidan
wilserbrewer, you've done a great job of gouging...

wilserbrewer, you've done a great job of gouging up your rollers, what size of drill bit did you use? I didn't get mine nearly as rough, I probably need a bigger drill bit. But I can still get a good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By aidan
Hope your first AG turns out good. I just did my...

Hope your first AG turns out good. I just did my first AG last night too, also a stovetop mini-batch effort - see writeup on my blog (http://beerandgarden.com/2012/08/first-all-grain/)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By aidan
Racking to secondary is optional for most types...

Racking to secondary is optional for most types of beer. It was a recommended step in the past but these days many brewers have come to the conclusion that it's unnecessary and exposes your beer to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,895
Posted By aidan
Yes, that's correct, regular table sugar...

Yes, that's correct, regular table sugar (sucrose) is totally fine for priming with. Using regular sugar in large quantities for brewing can lead to a cidery taste but for priming you'll be using a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By aidan
Same as me then. It can really help you get down...

Same as me then. It can really help you get down to target pitching temps if you don't add all your remaining water to the second pot and instead top up the fermenter with cold water. You can even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By aidan
I believe it has the benefits I listed compared...

I believe it has the benefits I listed compared to doing a concentrated wort boil. You don't actually need to add so much water to the remaining malt extract but since you're planning on boiling all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By aidan
I don't agree that this is complicated and it...

I don't agree that this is complicated and it provides these benefits:

1. Reduce risk of caramilization due to highly concentrated wort
2. Regular hops utillisation
3. Doesn't kill your boil as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By aidan
Yes this is what I do and I believe it's the best...

Yes this is what I do and I believe it's the best approach to partial boil. Just use enough malt in your main boil to get the boil gravity to approx where it would be if you were doing a full boil....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By aidan
If your water is high in chlorine you can drive...

If your water is high in chlorine you can drive out the chlorine by either boiling it, or adding half a crushed campden tablet and letting it sit over night. If you also have chloramine in your water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By aidan
Even if it would have dropped from 1.017 to 1.014...

Even if it would have dropped from 1.017 to 1.014 had you left it a few more days, that would not be enough to cause danger of bottle bombs, perhaps just a little over carbonation.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,932
Posted By aidan
Hey Mike, I've seen many high falutin beer...

Hey Mike,
I've seen many high falutin beer tasting videos on YouTube and never a one as brutally honest as yours. Best part was the 'I could get used to this' after your description of how it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,907
Posted By aidan
Lots of homebrewers do this and claim good...

Lots of homebrewers do this and claim good results. The difference though is that they put the wort into container that they then seal to keep the atmosphere out. Search 'no chill'.
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