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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2013, 11:31 AM
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I don't have time to find the link, but it's my...

I don't have time to find the link, but it's my understanding that cold break (trub), has natural yeast nutrients; hence a faster fermentation in the "dirty" wort.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By WVbrewer
Depends on what kind of bug it is. If it's a...

Depends on what kind of bug it is. If it's a fruit fly you may have a problem......Yes, one fruit fly can ruin a batch. I know from experience.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
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I think with that grain bill you should be ok. I...

I think with that grain bill you should be ok. I would let it ride especially with a half pound of black patent. Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2013, 02:20 AM
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Views: 350
Posted By WVbrewer
What is the the og of the stout? What are the...

What is the the og of the stout? What are the adjuncts and at what quantities? Sometimes you can develop plenty of bitterness through roasty and toasty grains to compensate for hop bitterness. I...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-26-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By WVbrewer
Hi Mike, my standard procedure is to gently heat...

Hi Mike, my standard procedure is to gently heat (not boil) a half gallon of juice to dissolve the brown sugar and thaw the concentrate, then add that to the fermenter with the remaining juice, then...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-25-2013, 11:38 PM
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Posted By WVbrewer
Malic acid/ cloudy cider?

I've made this cider at least a dozen times with perfect clarity:

5 gal store bought juice (absorbic acid preserved)
1lb light brown sugar
s-04 yeast (or whatever ale yeast slurry is handy)
a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By WVbrewer
Consider the evaporation rate of your wort sample...

Consider the evaporation rate of your wort sample at cold temps. A small sample in cold and dry air will evaporate at a rapid rate, giving you an innacurate reading. I collect a small sample in a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2013, 11:27 AM
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Posted By WVbrewer
What yeast(s) are you using? Have you considered...

What yeast(s) are you using? Have you considered using some simple sugars in place of a small portion of extract? That will help with attenuation.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By WVbrewer
I had the same problem as the OP with a brand new...

I had the same problem as the OP with a brand new picnic tap. I replaced it and it worked fine. I assume I just got one that was faulty. Try another one and see if that works.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-10-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By WVbrewer
Let the beer ferment out. 1335 should go fast and...

Let the beer ferment out. 1335 should go fast and floc tight. Dump a little bit of yeast and trub. Collect the middle creamy layer and pitch direct (that's the healthiest yeast), and discard the last...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By WVbrewer
I would consider dropping the cara-pils from the...

I would consider dropping the cara-pils from the recipe. It will add body that a big IPA really doesn't need....let the hops be the focal point. The crystal malt will add all the complexity and head...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-12-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By WVbrewer
I've partigyled twice (barley wine/ special...

I've partigyled twice (barley wine/ special bitter). My experience is that roughly 2/3rds of your gravity will come during the first runnings. I fly sparge however, and am not sure if this holds true...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By WVbrewer
I've gone back and forth on this issue. I...

I've gone back and forth on this issue. I initially loved the plate chiller for it's efficiency and compact size. I used whirlfloc and whirpooled, and had virtually sediment free wort run through the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By WVbrewer
perhaps you shocked the yeast if it went from...

perhaps you shocked the yeast if it went from fridge to 68 degree wort. I wouldn't start to panic just yet, it will recover. And to echo Jlem, you don't need break material.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By WVbrewer
Is this an ale or lager?

Is this an ale or lager?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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Posted By WVbrewer
you've got 7lbs of specialty malts and your mash...

you've got 7lbs of specialty malts and your mash temp is rather high for a high gravity belgian. I agree it needs more time, but I wouldn't expect your gravity to go very low. That recipe will leave...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By WVbrewer
If you can keep it under 80 somehow (search...

If you can keep it under 80 somehow (search "swamp cooler"), it should be fine. Mid 80's is quite warm.....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-12-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By WVbrewer
What sort of temperatures are we talking about? ...

What sort of temperatures are we talking about? Too high a temp could prematurely age/stale the beer. What kind of beer is it? A little info would help to determine if it's a safe idea.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-18-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By WVbrewer
There are some fermentables in the berries, and...

There are some fermentables in the berries, and the yeast will consume them, but it's not going to boost your alcohol a great deal. Off the top of my head with 4lbs your probably adding 1% or less to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,181
Posted By WVbrewer
There is no need to pitch more yeast.....the...

There is no need to pitch more yeast.....the picture clearly shows krausen and active fermentation. It's a big beer and will simply need time finish off. Leave the beer alone and check the gravity...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-14-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By WVbrewer
That will work just fine, the can of puree will...

That will work just fine, the can of puree will definitley give you a clean cherry flavor. It will also boost your abv a good bit too. 155 mash sounds good, since the fruit has a good bit of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-13-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By WVbrewer
I always have a wheat with fruit in the...

I always have a wheat with fruit in the kegerator, and your recipe looks pretty tasty. However, I would tweak just a couple things.

-Don't bother thawing and boiling the fruit. Let your base wort...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By WVbrewer
Ok....I'm not saying this is going to happen to...

Ok....I'm not saying this is going to happen to you....But, I had an apa 2 years ago with 2 dead druit flies sitting on the wort before krausen. It fermented as normal but remained cloudy for weeks...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By WVbrewer
I'd say it's done looking at the recipe. Over...

I'd say it's done looking at the recipe. Over 2lbs of specialty grains and 3 pounds of dark extract will leave a bunch of unfermentables. Looks tasty though. Enjoy
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-17-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By WVbrewer
Before you do anything, post your recipe...

Before you do anything, post your recipe (including yeast type). The beer may just be done....in which case bottle....or let it condition for a bit more.
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