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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-16-2013, 01:11 PM
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Bomber how much yeast was added to each bottle,...

Bomber how much yeast was added to each bottle, just a few specs?
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-16-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
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I'd say try a huge late hop or dry hop addition...

I'd say try a huge late hop or dry hop addition on one of them, huge boil addition will probably be terrible... way too bitter and you'll have boiled off all the aroma.

Or better put them in a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-16-2013, 12:51 AM
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Thanks. I didn't make it out of work before the...

Thanks. I didn't make it out of work before the homebrew shop closed, so I'm taking that as a sign to just bottle with no additional yeast. I'll see how it goes.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2013, 04:15 PM
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Wyeast 3711 at bottling: high abv, cold crashes, and gelatin fining

Iíve searched but havenít come across a situation quite like this: letís call it an experimental brew along the lines of a Belgian double IPA, or something like duvel tripel hop.

Iíll cut to the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2013, 05:04 AM
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I had a batch show no airlock activity at all and...

I had a batch show no airlock activity at all and it turned out fine... The CO2 just escaped elsewhere (like a leak in the lid, crack in the airlock, etc...). Give it time and check gravity, that's...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-18-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
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Made this as my third batch, by far the best of...

Made this as my third batch, by far the best of them. Also my first with liquid yeast... I did a 1L starter for the 3711. Ambient temps in the high 60's and it turned out clean but still clearly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
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It's recommended to sanitize the pack before...

It's recommended to sanitize the pack before cutting it open with scissors, so my concern would be the yeast has been contaminated unless say the hammer, pack, and surface it was on were sanitized......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
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Did you add water to bring to full volume after...

Did you add water to bring to full volume after the boil? If so it's possible the hydro reading was off due to incomplete mixing... on my second batch i thought I royally f'd up when the reading was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2013, 02:22 AM
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine, on tap at a...

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine, on tap at a brewpub that some college friends brought me to
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-26-2013, 02:38 AM
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Was wondering this myself... Have a small...

Was wondering this myself... Have a small secondary experiment going in a growler filled very close to a stopper/airlock, and a few oak cubes floating in that small space. I added the dregs of a JP...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
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The second batch I ever made had no airlock...

The second batch I ever made had no airlock activity, not a single bubble, but finished fine. Same bucket, lid, and airlock bubbled on the next batch... Sometimes you just have a small air leak so...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-29-2012, 02:18 AM
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Time for pre-emptive burp and recap? Overprime and maybe other issues...

Bottled my BB Russian Imperial Stout 1 week ago, checked 2 bottles today and had pretty severe gushers at room temp (but delicious!), put a few in the fridge to check over the coming days. This was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-29-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
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Longterm update... my plan to wait several months...

Longterm update... my plan to wait several months turned into several more, finally bottled last week after 8 months in the secondary. I had not checked SG all that time and it had in fact dropped to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-12-2012, 03:45 AM
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Update: after rousing yeast twice and keeping...

Update: after rousing yeast twice and keeping close to 70F, still no action. So with it at 1.030 I just ended up transferring to 5gal glass secondary with 2oz oak cubes, I'll give it a couple months...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-02-2012, 03:49 AM
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Checked it today, still right at 1.030. Gave it...

Checked it today, still right at 1.030. Gave it some gentle stirring, definitely a compact cake at the bottom - not sure how much I could really rouse it (clumpy). Will check back in a couple days....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
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Poll on what to do with this stuck(?) RIS fermentation

So this is my first homebrew, Brewers Best RIS (http://www.ldcarlson.com/public%20catalog/Brewers%20Best%20Recipes/1046.pdf), but I've done a ton of reading up, and being something of a chemistry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
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I have a glass top electric, tried boiling 3gal...

I have a glass top electric, tried boiling 3gal water in a 20qt pot as a test. That would only hold the boil with the lid on (and that took forever), and died to a low simmer within minutes of taking...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-31-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,273
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Wondering what has he been not pleased about? Did...

Wondering what has he been not pleased about? Did the one pack get him from target OG to FG?

Or can anyone comment whether you can get full attenuation but something still being off in flavor due...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-31-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,273
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Got this kit as a gift, will be my first...

Got this kit as a gift, will be my first homebrew. Finally have everything together and ready to go for this weekend. I picked up an extra pack of yeast after reading into it, but I've seen others...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,319
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Cool, I'm convinced the "sampling hole" in the...

Cool, I'm convinced the "sampling hole" in the lid would be way more trouble than it's worth. I have some starsan on the way so I'll keep it handy to spray/wipe around the lid when opening.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,319
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New guy to homebrewing here, bringing this thread...

New guy to homebrewing here, bringing this thread back from a 1yr hiatus... I've been reading up preparing for my first batch (Brewers Best RIS) and wondering about this exact question. I'll be...
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