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Forum: General Techniques Today, 06:06 PM
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Since you may have an off flavor problem another...

Since you may have an off flavor problem another week in the carboy may help with that. Give it another week before kegging.
Forum: Electric Brewing Today, 05:21 PM
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Posted By flars
Should work, but the glass overhang would have...

Should work, but the glass overhang would have caught a lot of steam. The glass could be replaced with a piece of semi rigid plastic glued to the top of the unit. Less condensation on plastic than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Today, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By flars
Normal for plastics to hold some aroma. However...

Normal for plastics to hold some aroma. However the plastics also don't like to give up the aroma to the next beer in the fermentor.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Today, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By flars
Pitching two packs would probably work if the...

Pitching two packs would probably work if the yeast is not to old. There can be up to a 21% loss of viability per month.
Forum: General Techniques Today, 06:34 AM
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Views: 139
Posted By flars
Keep your carboy at room temp since you don't...

Keep your carboy at room temp since you don't have temperature control. An even temperature would be better than a fluctuating temperature.

Take a look at Northern Brewers Petite Saison with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 122
Posted By flars
I forgot to select paste. ...

I forgot to select paste.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitch-rate-and-starter-calculator/


Follow GuldTuborg guide to making the starter. Use the Brewers Friend calculator to determine...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Today, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By flars
Here is a link to how to make a simple starter in...

Here is a link to how to make a simple starter in the Brewers Friend site which also has the starter size calculator I use.
This link does not say that by shaking and swirling the starter container...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By flars
Seems like that would work. 2.2 ml is 33.92...

Seems like that would work. 2.2 ml is 33.92 drops. Most stores that sell OTC supplies should have accurate droppers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By flars
Was it an extract kit with LME and DME?

Was it an extract kit with LME and DME?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging Yesterday, 10:57 PM
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Posted By flars
Yes. the next one you open, pour a hydrometer...

Yes. the next one you open, pour a hydrometer sample. Let it go flat and take a temperature corrected hydrometer reading. Does the SG match what you had for FG?
If the beer tastes good and there...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By flars
I went to the White Labs site to look up the...

I went to the White Labs site to look up the yeast. I have never used this one.
Attenuation: 73-80%
Flocculation: Low
Optimum Ferment Temp: 66-70F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By flars
What you have made is a very large starter. You...

What you have made is a very large starter. You can add more fermentables while active fermentation is going on.
Would you happen to have enough DME, used for starters, on hand to substitute for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By flars
Two weeks in the fermentor will benefit your...

Two weeks in the fermentor will benefit your beer. Yeast will finish cleaning up any diacetyl and sediments will begin dropping out.
Personally I never go less three weeks.

Never bottle a beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By flars
If this is a five gallon batch your starter will...

If this is a five gallon batch your starter will fall very short on the number of yeast cells needed. A 2.5 liter starter followed by a 3.5 liter starter will get you to the 928 billion cells...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By flars
Brewers Friend defaults to 1.036 for starters. A...

Brewers Friend defaults to 1.036 for starters. A starter for old yeast would be 1.010 to 1.020 depending upon how old the yeast is.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By flars
Use a yeast starter calculator that will give an...

Use a yeast starter calculator that will give an estimate of % viability based on production date. I make a one liter 1.020 OG starter when viability is near 25%. The 25 % is just an arbitrary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By flars
High OG beers, about 1.074+, have the possibility...

High OG beers, about 1.074+, have the possibility of the wort temperature rising 10 over the ambient temperature. This is due to more fermentable sugars and more yeast pitched to ferment out these...
Forum: Extract Brewing Yesterday, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By flars
Pitch two packs of rehydrated S-04 for this...

Pitch two packs of rehydrated S-04 for this Imperial Stout. Let the SG stabilize (FG for the initial fermentation) in the primary. May take three weeks in the primary or even longer.
Rack to the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-08-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By flars
If your freezer will hold a steady 60 that will...

If your freezer will hold a steady 60 that will do it. In the first few days of fermentation your wort will be at about 66 to 68. After active fermentation is over you can let the freezer...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-08-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By flars
Do you mean US-05 and S-04? S-04 is meant to...

Do you mean US-05 and S-04? S-04 is meant to ferment at 59 to 68F. US-05 is meant to ferment at 59 to 72. What is Midwest Double?
Not rehydrating dry yeast can kill about 50% of the yeast on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By flars
Use about 4.8 ounces of corn sugar dissolved in...

Use about 4.8 ounces of corn sugar dissolved in two cups of boiled water for average US carbonation.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By flars
Put it in the bathtub with cold water. Cover...

Put it in the bathtub with cold water. Cover about one-third of the fermentor with water. Don't want to drop the temperature to much to quickly. US05 ferments nice and clean at 68 to 70.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By flars
The only downside I can think of is adding the...

The only downside I can think of is adding the water would reduce your IBUs, the perceived flavor and aroma, and thin the body. If it tastes really good right now I would leave it and not worry...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By flars
Have you tried a dip in boiling water?

Have you tried a dip in boiling water?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-07-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By flars
Try three weeks in the primary as the first...

Try three weeks in the primary as the first change in your usual routine. Rushing green beer can give some odd results.
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