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Forum: General Techniques 07-21-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Duane
Yeah, the yeast and high temp were intentional. ...

Yeah, the yeast and high temp were intentional. I was going for a "bananas foster stout" Banana was all I smelled as this fermented, but I can't taste it much.

Regardless of yeast strain and...
Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Duane
Help "fix" my batch of beer

9# Vienna
1# EACH of chocolate malt, crystal 120, and instant oats
Small amount of noble hops
Wyeast weihenstephan (3068)

Mash 152 deg.
Ferment 76 deg.

It has been bottled about a week....
Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Duane
Help "fix" my batch of beer

Greetings!

So I set out to make a sweet, dessert-type stout. That didn't exactly happen, despite the full pound of Crystal 120 and moderate mash temperatures. Totally baffled as to what...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By Duane
I used a full bottle according to instructions in...

I used a full bottle according to instructions in a 5 gallon batch and couldn't taste even a hint of cherry - not even when tasting it side by side with an identical beer without cherry. Maybe a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By Duane
Brewer's Best Cherry Flavoring

Has anyone else had problems with using this and getting no cherry flavor from it? I made 5 gallons of a rather plain pale ale, bottled one gallon withOUT cherry extract, then bottled the remaining...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Duane
I like the way an individual glass tastes with a...

I like the way an individual glass tastes with a tablespoon of reduced wort. Balances out the hops.

The rest of the reduced wort is chilled and ready to go in the keg. I plan to wait until...
Forum: General Techniques 05-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Duane
Back Sweetening Beer with keg?

So... a batch of bock turned out a lot drier than anticipated. Used a California lager (common/steam) yeast that took it down to 1.008, even at a 152 mash temp.

It's kegged right now and sitting...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-30-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Duane
Thanks! I was just running back to my computer...

Thanks! I was just running back to my computer to tell you I think I have all my problems fixed to keep you from going through the trouble of responding.

1/2 wrench worked like a charm to move my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-30-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Duane
Turns out the screw was just stuck and needed a...

Turns out the screw was just stuck and needed a bunch of pressure. It's strange. I seem to have to use a lot of strength to get the screw to turn in any direction. Should I remove the screw and hit...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-29-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Duane
Here's the latest enigma: my tank is feeding 12#...

Here's the latest enigma: my tank is feeding 12# of pressure into my regulator even though it's not hooked up to any kegs and the regulator is dialed down as far as I can turn it. When I open up a...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Duane
It wouldn't be convenient to free up another keg...

It wouldn't be convenient to free up another keg at the moment. Wouldn't it work just as well to pull the dead/sterilized yeast off the bottom through the faucet? Or what purpose did you have in...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Duane
I really don't want to go through the trouble and...

I really don't want to go through the trouble and time of warming my cider back up to room temperature to let the yeast finish doing their thing at a normal rate, so I think I'm going to try this... ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Duane
Thanks! I can't say for certain that I do not...

Thanks! I can't say for certain that I do not have a back flow preventing valve, but I suspect that is the case. I over-carbonated my first keg. I'm in the process now of trying to relieve some of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Duane
Ok! Follow up hypothetical question: Keg 1...

Ok! Follow up hypothetical question:

Keg 1 liquid is carbonated to 10 lbs of pressure. Keg 2 liquid to 20 lbs of pressure. If I shut off the main valve to the cylinder but open up both gas valves...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-24-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Duane
If the problem is indeed yeast in suspension are...

If the problem is indeed yeast in suspension are y'all saying I would NOT have luck just using cambden tablets (potassium metabisulfate) at this point?

On a related note, can I back sweeten AND...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Duane
cider stabilizing problems

So, now that I have a kegging system I'm trying to make my first batch of sweet, sparkling hard cider. But now I have a glitch in my plan and need some advice.

I fermented my cider with US-05 all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Duane
CO2 regulator question

Am I right in saying that, with the gas line connected and open, I CAN increase the regulator pressure at any time, BUT CANNOT reduce the regulator pressure (no matter how much I turn the screw...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Duane
Splitting CO2

Just purchased a kegging set up. I kegged one batch and force carbonated it a week ago. It's good to go. This morning I kegged a second batch and hooked it up to my CO2 tank, which is split so it...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Duane
Early kegging?

My apple cider is about 10 days through primary. Now I'm getting impatient. How terrible would it be for me to keg early? I plan to back sweeten anyway so my concern is NOT with its current gravity....
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-07-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Duane
Introducing sourness to finished beer

My first wild beer is a couple months in secondary. I used US-05 for primary. Initial plan was to go for all funk and no sour, so I introduced the dregs from bottles of Orval and Sofie to the...
Forum: General Techniques 03-20-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Duane
Small white particles in beer?

This is a first for me. I have small white particles in my bottled beer that have attached themselves not to the bottom of my bottles but all along the sides. This was also the first batch tried...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Duane
Hmmm... I do not. Didn't say so on the package. ...

Hmmm... I do not. Didn't say so on the package. Will definitely try that next time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Duane
Is it the irish moss or is it me?

I'm still getting major chill haze and I'm wondering if I'm using my Irish Moss improperly. I do the 1 tsp in the last 15 min. of the boil and then use an immersion chiller. This gets the temp down...
Forum: General Techniques 09-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Duane
A faster way to eliminate chill haze

Question here for those with experience or who know the chemistry. If it normally takes about 3 weeks in the fridge for chill haze to drop out at, say, 40 degrees, would the exact same beer clear up...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By Duane
Thanks for the tips! I think brewmcq's airlock...

Thanks for the tips! I think brewmcq's airlock trick makes the most sense for me. I think I need a wider tube, though. My 3/8 inch is too small. I assume that's a 1/2 inch tube you're using in...
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