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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-30-2013, 01:42 PM
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Posted By malaeum
Well there ya go! StarSan does etch your oxide...

Well there ya go! StarSan does etch your oxide layer so you should NOT use StarSan. The ill effect is somewhat sensitive to which beer you're brewing and the pH of the wort you dump into your brew...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,912
Posted By malaeum
The dilute phosphoric acid in properly mixed...

The dilute phosphoric acid in properly mixed StarSan shouldn't be an issue for Al₂O₃ (The oxide layer you see on your pot). I wouldn't think that oxyclean and other H₂O₂ evolving compounds could...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2013, 11:37 PM
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Posted By malaeum
Following up, the gravities measured by...

Following up, the gravities measured by hydrometer for each are as follows:

Ginger Ale, FG=1.009, Attenuation=77.5%
Porter, FG=1.015, Attenuation=74.5%

Looks like I was doing great all along....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By malaeum
You see, that would be a poor assumption with an...

You see, that would be a poor assumption with an amateur brewer such as myself. I think you might very well have hit the nail on the head. I read about correcting my refractometer a few months ago...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By malaeum
I am measuring with a refractometer. I have a...

I am measuring with a refractometer. I have a hydrometer but really don't have a great way to pull samples of that size, though it is worth giving a shot just to see how well they correlate with my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2013, 02:12 AM
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Posted By malaeum
Thanks for the suggestion. I will be making a...

Thanks for the suggestion. I will be making a starter for another batch being brewed this weekend. I will grab some of the yeast from that and give both of these "stuck" batches a forced fermentation...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By malaeum
I just started doing AG on my own, brewed a few...

I just started doing AG on my own, brewed a few batches with friends over the years but I've finally made the plunge and I am stuck with poor attenuation rates. In regards to the suggestions on this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2013, 01:31 AM
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Posted By malaeum
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2013, 04:16 PM
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Posted By malaeum
Further, assuming no CO2 is lost, if you cool...

Further, assuming no CO2 is lost, if you cool down to 40 deg and wait a bit, it should recarb back to what it was before you let it heat up. Thermodynamic equilibira are awesome things! :rockin:
Forum: Hops Growing 06-22-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,728
Posted By malaeum
I'm surprised that grows so well in Joliet! I...

I'm surprised that grows so well in Joliet! I might have to plant some over here in Shorewood.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,771
Posted By malaeum
I suppose I was worried about some sort of...

I suppose I was worried about some sort of infection. I figured if I get the yeast in there in short order it dominates any nasties picked up from the air but if I gave them time in that sweet...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By malaeum
So I just brewed my first beer on Saturday and...

So I just brewed my first beer on Saturday and its fermenting away happily in my keezer. I've already decided to focus on temperature control during fermentation as my primary focus for the next few...
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