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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-07-2014, 11:39 AM
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Posted By jat147
I've fixed it. The answer came to me last...

I've fixed it.

The answer came to me last night, when comparing how I deal with the new keg against the old corny. After force carbing, the corny needs the gas line removing and the excess...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-06-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By jat147
You're quite right, 3 vols is too high. But...

You're quite right, 3 vols is too high.
But you're quite wrong about this being the cause of undercarbonated beer. I've gradually rose the gas pressure to 25psi after starting at only 12psi. At...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-06-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By jat147
Yeah, good point. I'll try putting gas into the...

Yeah, good point.
I'll try putting gas into the gas line, its worth a try. Maybe the product dip tube has a problem with the gas pressure inside it? These kegs would have been filled with carbonated...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-04-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By jat147
Hey, thanks for the input. The lines are 5/8...

Hey, thanks for the input.
The lines are 5/8 and are over 10ft to the font.
I doubt the serving pressure is a factor in the lack of carbonation as I always start with zero pressure and gradually...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-02-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By jat147
Traded up a from Corny, now my beer is flat?

Hi,
I've been using a corny keg for a year or so and have managed some good, consistent results using the sort of chart that is often mentioned on here:...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-02-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By jat147
I guess a water bath would be a pretty effective...

I guess a water bath would be a pretty effective way of holding a given temp, but at quite a cost? I'd say that holding for about a week will give good results. For that length of time, a warm room...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By jat147
I've been messing around with the plate today,...

I've been messing around with the plate today, and the collection of stir bars I've got. I find the 2 inch bar gets thrown off the plate at most speeds, but the 1 inch seems to find it easier to stay...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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Posted By jat147
Yeah, good point. The plate works ok with small...

Yeah, good point.
The plate works ok with small volumes. For a 1-2L starter it is no trouble, but I'm stepping them up in 3 stages to make a really big starter. When I get to volumes of about 10L...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By jat147
Stirplate vs Airstone aeration on growth?

Hi,
My stir plate has become too much of a pita to be used much more. I'd like to switch to using constant aeration via a stainless airstone.
I figure that I'll still have the agitation that is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-20-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jat147
It's not going to be used for 5-6 days. I'm...

It's not going to be used for 5-6 days. I'm stepping it up 3 times to get to the cell count needed for the lager I'm brewing, this is just the first stage.

Seems like a difficult balance to judge?...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-20-2013, 04:16 PM
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Posted By jat147
Optimum temp to propagate a lager starter?

Howdy,

I'm about to make a big yeast starter from a vial of WLP838 lager yeast, and can't decide the best temp to run my stir plate at?
I'm thinking that it should be cooler than the 72 to 75F...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,194
Posted By jat147
Good article, well done. Best regards, James

Good article, well done.
Best regards, James
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2013, 02:43 PM
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Posted By jat147
Thanks again. 20 plato is about 1083 in old...

Thanks again.
20 plato is about 1083 in old money? At 26L thats a heck of a lot of DME!
If my math is right its over 5.5kg - that's gonna cost :(
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-03-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jat147
Hey thanks for that. The brewers friend calc...

Hey thanks for that. The brewers friend calc spits out fairly similar numbers to the yeastcalc one, so I'm sure they're both right.

That's a good idea about a 1/10th brew, I should do more yeast...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-03-2013, 05:07 PM
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Posted By jat147
White labs vial - optimum step up conditions?

Howdy,
I want to use a white labs vial for a lager brew at about 250L/66Gal, and OG 1050.
With my ale brews, I always use a stir plate, and make starters that start at 1L, then step to 5L and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-21-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jat147
I've had the same problem with wlp001, and at...

I've had the same problem with wlp001, and at first thought it was no big problem - until some brews failed to reach the desired FG. I'm pretty sure that the over spill contains much of the yeast...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By jat147
Thanks Kai, I should know by now that the answers...

Thanks Kai, I should know by now that the answers to all my brewing problems are usually found at braukaiser - your site makes me feel like a bit of a cheat though because you've done all the work...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By jat147
Cell counting - anyone do it?

Howdy, I never was sure if I was under/over pitching my liquid strains, which I store on agar slants and grow up in the days before a brew. So I got a microscope and counting slide to count the cell...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By jat147
Yeah good thinking - we got a thing called...

Yeah good thinking - we got a thing called antifoam, which I've never thought of using before, that oughta fix it?
Cheers
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By jat147
WLP01 - anyone else find it too vigorous?

Hi, I've been using WLP01 for years and love it, but recently I'm finding that it goes off so quick it causes problems for itself. The growth phase creates a huge foam head that climbs up and out of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By jat147
Sorry, forgot to add - I lowered the serving...

Sorry, forgot to add - I lowered the serving pressure to 6-8psi, and bled the excess away. Haven't tried a longer line though, will that help?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By jat147
Corny noob - cant stop serving foam!

Howdy,
Got my first kegged lager ready to serve for the holidays, and it tastes great!
Trouble is all I can seem to serve is a big glass of foam :( The corny is a 41F in my garage, and has had...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By jat147
Thanks to all for the input, I'll drop the...

Thanks to all for the input, I'll drop the re-seed idea on this one.

I've never had an under-carb problem thus far, but have had a few bottle bombs! .... maybe that's telling me something about my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By jat147
Yeah good point - them bottles will be even...

Yeah good point - them bottles will be even clearer than usual, which is a good thing at all times. I'm just worried that the lower volume of yeast could take 2-4 months to carbonate instead of a few...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By jat147
Bottling very cold beer - effect on yeast?

Howdy,
I've always bottled indoors during the winter at room temperature, but the kit has moved to the garage this year and I'm worried about following the same process as before. I've a American...
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