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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By rdbrett
You are probably right, but at this point I...

You are probably right, but at this point I basically have nothing to lose. It appears it is going to be a ruined batch.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-27-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By rdbrett
Never thoughts of diluting it, can you do that? ...

Never thoughts of diluting it, can you do that? Will it mix?
Can I throw another packet of the original yeast in?
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-27-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By rdbrett
I use an old sleeping bag. But, before I put it...

I use an old sleeping bag. But, before I put it around kettle I put 4 towels folded in half on top. As someone said, this helps a lot.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2014, 02:24 AM
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Posted By rdbrett
To complete the thread...I pitched extra...

To complete the thread...I pitched extra yeast...and over a week later, it's not coming down. SO, at this point, I'm stuck at 1.025. Do you drink it? If I soak bourbon chips in it and age it? ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By rdbrett
So, I pitched a wine/champagne yeast. How long do...

So, I pitched a wine/champagne yeast. How long do I need to give it? 2weeks like other?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By rdbrett
I understand that the vanilla flavor fades over...

I understand that the vanilla flavor fades over time. So, if you bottle condition for a couple months will there still be flavor present. I'm going to use drops in a small amount of beer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rdbrett
Could I taste it now if it was infected? Doesnt...

Could I taste it now if it was infected? Doesnt taste bad.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By rdbrett
Well crap. All I have now is BLC. Will that do or...

Well crap. All I have now is BLC. Will that do or need something stronger? Thx
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rdbrett
OK thanks all. No mold inside, so that's good. ...

OK thanks all. No mold inside, so that's good. What's the drawback to bottling at this FG? Diff't taste than what I was shooting for I'm sure, but......I may find out!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rdbrett
All grain. Sorry. Was 34/70. Been stuck for 2...

All grain. Sorry. Was 34/70. Been stuck for 2 weeks. I had a previous thread going on same issue. One person said I underpitched. I dont know, just followed the recipe as I love Octoberfest and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rdbrett
I didnt notice it untill I'd opened and closed it...

I didnt notice it untill I'd opened and closed it tonight. Hopefully nothing got inside. Who knows I guess. Dangit. Thanks
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-09-2014, 03:19 AM
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Posted By rdbrett
Thanks. Wanted to make sure!!!

Thanks. Wanted to make sure!!!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rdbrett
Its the Octobourbon on this site. LHBS is over an...

Its the Octobourbon on this site. LHBS is over an hr away, so not a lot at my disposal. I finished high at 1.070 instead of 1.065. Was shooting for 1.011.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rdbrett
I originally pitched 2 packs of Saflager 24/70. ...

I originally pitched 2 packs of Saflager 24/70. Didn't aerate for some damn reason. Maybe that's my problem. Been sitting at 1.026 for a couple weeks. Repitched a few grams of a cheap yeast from...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By rdbrett
Mold on outside of primary......

Is this something to panic about? Hoping my lid does the job. My ferm has been stuck and have been trying to get it going. Temp started at 50, but has been up to 60 for a bit. I cleaned it off. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By rdbrett
vanilla bean or real vanilla concentrate?

I am looking to add vanilla to an old ale that I put 1 gallon aside for. (in secondary) Anybody have a recommendation as to which of these to use? A real vanilla bean or just a few drops of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-09-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By rdbrett
Noob..Do you reuse bottles that have been infected?

Just curious. I have plenty of bottles. Just don't want to save them if it increases risk later. Thanks!!!
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-05-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,605
Posted By rdbrett
Sorry, dummy here. Whats the reason for lower FG?...

Sorry, dummy here. Whats the reason for lower FG?
Mash temp falling?
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-05-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By rdbrett
Awesome. Thanks.

Awesome. Thanks.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-05-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By rdbrett
Doing 1 gallon BIAB's

I understand the conventional method and getting stuck. How long do you usually mash then? How big of a cooler if doing a 1-2 gall batch. Maybe I can simplify somehow.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-05-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,605
Posted By rdbrett
Hmmm. Really. I dont have that much trouble. Wrap...

Hmmm. Really. I dont have that much trouble. Wrap in towels and turn on the heat every once on a while. Does your cooler keep the heat through the whole hour mash?
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-05-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,605
Posted By rdbrett
I take it you guys do not BiAB? Or why do you...

I take it you guys do not BiAB? Or why do you mash in a cooler & not your pot?
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-04-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,605
Posted By rdbrett
Do you use a normal sized bottling bucket when...

Do you use a normal sized bottling bucket when doing 1 gal batches?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By rdbrett
I pitched 2 packs of saflager 34/70. I didnt not...

I pitched 2 packs of saflager 34/70. I didnt not aerate as I previously thought. (Diff't batch). I did box it back & forth with other bucket. My notes indicate my mash temps were pretty good, nothing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By rdbrett
OG was 1.070. Overshot a little. Was looking for...

OG was 1.070. Overshot a little. Was looking for 1.065. Started ferm on 11/21. Its at 5.8% right now.
Its the Octobourbon recipe off this site. My wood chips have been soaking forever! Lo
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