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Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Brewer3401
Been 9 days in brite tank with gelatin, and the...

Been 9 days in brite tank with gelatin, and the sample I pulled in a glass graduated cylinder looks extremely clear. Will let go for a total of 14 days, then keg.
I think the 6 weeks in the...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Brewer3401
I have let in fermenter after crashing/gelatin...

I have let in fermenter after crashing/gelatin for 6 weeks and after that time, the beer is brilliant.

I have not done any "session" beers, so most of mine are 5++ % alcohol, so I believe the 6...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Brewer3401
Very nice How many days/weeks to get to see...

Very nice

How many days/weeks to get to see the TV through the beer ?
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Brewer3401
That was my thought also, that adding dissolved...

That was my thought also, that adding dissolved gelatin mixture to "warm" beer would allow it to blend into beer better.
And adding to cold beer would shock it into solidifying before it's had any...
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Brewer3401
To both who answered adding before crashing and...

To both who answered adding before crashing and after crashing temps, how long does it take to get crystal clear or brilliant beer.

Thanks
Forum: General Techniques 07-10-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By Brewer3401
Gelatin - addition to ???

I have always added gelatin at the end of fermentation to "warm" beer, then crashed the temp to around 35 F

I am reading now that adding the gelatin to cold beer is better.

I believed that the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Brewer3401
OG was 1.054 (max for Blonde Ale), and my...

OG was 1.054 (max for Blonde Ale), and my refractometer shows a FG of 1.010
Don't think I am entering wine gravity.
Makes sense, the beer would have some CO2 trapped in it, and the agitation is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Brewer3401
Fermentation stopped, then started again

Fermented an ale at 67 F for 7 days.
By the end of the 6th day, airlock stone dead.
Raising temp to 72 F for 2 days, and after about 18 hours, the airlock is bubbling once every 10-15 seconds.

I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-08-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 314,013
Posted By Brewer3401
I completely agree with the chart on page 1, as I...

I completely agree with the chart on page 1, as I have done all 3 versions.
I ferment ales 67 F for 7 days, raise temp to 72 F for 2 days, add gelatin and crash to around 35 F.
I wait 6 weeks until...
Forum: General Techniques 07-05-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Brewer3401
[QUOTE=hunter_la5;6229617]Irish moss at 15 min....

[QUOTE=hunter_la5;6229617]Irish moss at 15 min. Cold crash for 2 days post-fermentation, add gelatin, and continue crashing 2 more days. Then keg and force carb via the "set-and-forget" method for 2...
Forum: General Techniques 07-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Brewer3401
I do 2 whirlfloc 15 minutes before flame out. I...

I do 2 whirlfloc 15 minutes before flame out.
I have correct pH for water.
Make sure I get hot break, and it usually takes about 60 minutes after I have cooled to around 65 F in kettle to have...
Forum: General Techniques 07-05-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Brewer3401
Clarifying beer - who is using what and when

I have been clarifying my ales in the primary if I will not dry hop.
Usually 7 days to end of fermentation around 67 F, then raise temp to around 74 F.
Using stainless open top fermenter, so I have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Brewer3401
I have never had a problem with pulling back on...

I have never had a problem with pulling back on the airlock, so I guess it really does not matter.
I will take an iodophore soaked paper towel, and fold and put on airlock hole until the temp of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Brewer3401
Airlock fluid

Does anyone use any of the following in their airlock ?

Water
Water with iodophore (same strength as used for sanitizing)
Vodka
Rubbing alcolol
Beer
???

May be a little leery...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-26-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5,311
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Posted By Brewer3401
Excellent. Fresh change from stainless or white...

Excellent. Fresh change from stainless or white (even though those are my favorite colors)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2013, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Brewer3401
Does anyone know where I can get a cover for a...

Does anyone know where I can get a cover for a kegerator as shown on the first page ?

I want to keep outside in a covered area, but it's not completely covered.

Thanks
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-24-2012, 09:12 PM
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Views: 314,013
Posted By Brewer3401
Good thought. I will do either 2 or 3 days at 30...

Good thought. I will do either 2 or 3 days at 30 psi at 34 F, then drop to 12 psi for the remainder of a total of 7 days and test the beer.

I think I read shaking to carbonate can cause "fish...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-30-2012, 02:37 PM
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Views: 314,013
Posted By Brewer3401
If you pressured up to 30 psi then removed the...

If you pressured up to 30 psi then removed the CO2 line, it means the beer has absorbed 5 psi of CO2
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-19-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 314,013
Posted By Brewer3401
I (think) I notice my pressure going UP when I...

I (think) I notice my pressure going UP when I put the cylinder in the frig. Just check it every couple of hours and adjust to keep at 30 psi for the 24 hours.

I've done this many times, and it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-14-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 314,013
Posted By Brewer3401
I just dry hopped an APA (dry for 10 days), then...

I just dry hopped an APA (dry for 10 days), then 2 weeks or so in the brite tank, then keg.

I'm going to do the 60 psi for 24 hours at 34 F

A little jammed for time, so if this speeds things...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-14-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 314,013
Posted By Brewer3401
Good thoughts. Thanks very much for the info.

Good thoughts. Thanks very much for the info.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 314,013
Posted By Brewer3401
One more time: I do the 24 hour at 30 psi at...

One more time:

I do the 24 hour at 30 psi at 34 F then to maintenance pressure for 10-14 days.

Anyone ever try 48 hours, then to maintenance pressure ?

Would this lessen the 10-14 days ?
Forum: General Techniques 09-02-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By Brewer3401
Thanks to all for the thoughts. Yes, they do...

Thanks to all for the thoughts.

Yes, they do blow up when they get wet
Forum: General Techniques 09-02-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By Brewer3401
Dry hopping with pellets - crush first ?

Thinking of pulverizing my pellet hops before dry hopping.

Anyone have any thoughts on doing this ?
Forum: Brewing Software 08-31-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By Brewer3401
That's a shame, all around. I love ProMash -...

That's a shame, all around.

I love ProMash - I can't think of anything I would want/use that it doesn't have.
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