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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By ZenBrewer
I've had something similar happen with my last...

I've had something similar happen with my last Dark Strong Ale. I usually add yeast at bottling on this beer, but last time I didn't... My notes indicate that the beer was in secondary for just over...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-12-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By ZenBrewer
Hi SS. I think what's going on here is the...

Hi SS.
I think what's going on here is the yeast cells are being electrostatically attracted to the sides of your fermenter.

I have seen this before with a 'less than optimal' fermentation when...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 06-22-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By ZenBrewer
It looks like it's been about a month since...

It looks like it's been about a month since you're brew day. Any updates?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-20-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By ZenBrewer
So, the short end of a long story is that I...

So, the short end of a long story is that I dumped it...

I let it sit in the carboy for awhile tasting it periodically. After the initial slight drop in terribleness the flavor plateaued at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-28-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By ZenBrewer
looks like dry hops to me.

looks like dry hops to me.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By ZenBrewer
I believe the key here is to wait until the yeast...

I believe the key here is to wait until the yeast has had enough time to go through at least one cell division. This will be between 8 to 18 hours depending on yeast vitality, temperature etc.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 91,761
Posted By ZenBrewer
31,067 +3Gal RIS +5Gal Imperial Stout +5Gal...

31,067
+3Gal RIS
+5Gal Imperial Stout
+5Gal American Stout
=31,080
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-17-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 91,761
Posted By ZenBrewer
27377.5 +1.5 Gallon Belgian Blonde, +2 ...

27377.5
+1.5 Gallon Belgian Blonde,
+2 Gallons Cyser
+10 Gallons Belgian Tripel

= 27,391 Gallons
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-09-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By ZenBrewer
Next time when brewing this toss a handful of...

Next time when brewing this toss a handful of flour (yup) in the boil kettle. You'll get a nice starch haze that will keep your brew cloudy longer. When the yeast flocs out, it will actually grab...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By ZenBrewer
I would think that incremental adding a smaller...

I would think that incremental adding a smaller portion of the sugars would be beneficial. Here's why:

Adding a large amount of sugar at once to a actively fermenting brew will cause a majority of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-24-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By ZenBrewer
I did a triple brew a couple weeks ago. 10...

I did a triple brew a couple weeks ago. 10 gallons of Belgian Dark Strong, 5 gallons of Belgian Dubbel, and 10 gallons of Wit. You guessed it, the BDS and the Dubbel were a parti-guile brew.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 91,761
Posted By ZenBrewer
24120.5 + 10.5 gallons of Scottish 75 Shilling. ...

24120.5 + 10.5 gallons of Scottish 75 Shilling.

24131 gallons
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By ZenBrewer
Yes, that's what a buddy of mine suggested too. ...

Yes, that's what a buddy of mine suggested too.

The brew has fermented almost completely now (SG < 1.008). The burnt aroma is almost all gone. Still lingers in the taste. I wonder if dropping to a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By ZenBrewer
At Wit's end... Burnt wheat.

So, I brewed a Wit 9 days ago. I used pretty much half pilsner, half unmalted wheat grain bill with a 2% 6-row and 2% acidulated malt in the mix as well.

I used the "American Adjunct" Mash regime...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 91,761
Posted By ZenBrewer
+10 Gallons Belgian Dark Strong Ale +5 Gallons...

+10 Gallons Belgian Dark Strong Ale
+5 Gallons Belgian Double
+10 Gallons Belgian Wit

2176 + 25 = 2201
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-24-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By ZenBrewer
So, this is most likely nucleation due to the...

So, this is most likely nucleation due to the hops added. If the hops are moving around do to convection currents of the brew, this could make a prolonged release of CO2.

I hadn't thought of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 91,761
Posted By ZenBrewer
+10 Hopply Ever After (Rye Double IPA for my...

+10 Hopply Ever After (Rye Double IPA for my sister's wedding)

20206 + 10
= 20216 Gallons
Forum: Mead Forum 07-16-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By ZenBrewer
Update:: So, I'm a bit confused now... I...

Update::

So, I'm a bit confused now... I carbed the mead in a keg for another 2 months at ~15psi. The mead comes out of the tap _very_ bubbly then proceeds to loose all carbonation in a matter of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,961
Posted By ZenBrewer
smizak, normally, I would totally agree with your...

smizak, normally, I would totally agree with your response of nucleation as a culprit. However, there are a few things off on this.


The time spent in the secondary prior to the apparent...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-28-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,009
Posted By ZenBrewer
I have found that bulk aging my high gravity...

I have found that bulk aging my high gravity brews tends to have a more mellow and consistent flavor profile than early(er) bottling and conditioning in the bottle. By bulk aging, I mean aging in a...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-17-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By ZenBrewer
Malkore, thanks for the input. I decided to go...

Malkore, thanks for the input. I decided to go for it and Xfered to a keg and put 15 psi on it. Tasted pretty good. I think it could use a bit more time to mello, but surprisingly smooth for it's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 91,761
Posted By ZenBrewer
Thanks, I brewed 10 gallons anyway!

Thanks, I brewed 10 gallons anyway!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 91,761
Posted By ZenBrewer
12068 + 10 Gallons IPA = 12078

12068 + 10 Gallons IPA = 12078
Forum: Mead Forum 04-27-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By ZenBrewer
Force Carbing a Dry-Mead

I have a traditional dry mead fermenting for ~4 months now. I would like to carbonate this mead, but I'm not sure if there are any yeasts around that will carb a %15+ abv mead. I could use some...
Forum: Brew Science 04-27-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By ZenBrewer
+1 agree with the nucleation of the CO2 from the...

+1 agree with the nucleation of the CO2 from the hops.

-ZB
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