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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-26-2010, 02:09 PM
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Posted By docmoran
length of time in secondary

please dont beat me up for this one but have not been able to keg a bass clone yet and just wondering. left on yeast cake for 2 weeks then went to secondary cold crash and been sitting for about 3...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-31-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By docmoran
david, dont play leapfrog with a unicorn!!

david,
dont play leapfrog with a unicorn!!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-31-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By docmoran
high gravity beer lag times

do high initial SG beers have a longer lag time to begin fermentation in general even if have sufficient yeast amount????
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By docmoran
is this enough???

Is one vial of white lab yeast enough for 5 gallons brew or should I make a starter???
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By docmoran
Appreciate all the responses -- yes, it is AG. ...

Appreciate all the responses -- yes, it is AG. Yes, I mean missing by .02!! I have not calibrated and will do so now. I have always wanted to push out several of the same beers to check...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By docmoran
You Cant Explain It So Dont Even Try!!

Ok, so you looked - now have a try. Although a noob I know enough about every conceivable variable involved in fermentation yet just dont get why I miss my FGs so consistently. I am always off by...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-24-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By docmoran
confused in LA

Very Perplexed. Brand New Dual Regulator For Kegging From Midwest Has Been Working For 1 Week Now. Came Home Tonight And Pressure Gauge Says O (get More Gas Zone) . Keg Pressure Is At 10 Psi And...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By docmoran
eschatz, Yoda, is that you?? High...

eschatz,

Yoda, is that you?? High pressure propane heads to heat. Are you saying what I want to hear and that is the reduction in volume POST boil would have given me that body Im looking...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By docmoran
the only noob question never asked - really

Have been perplexed by this result. Brewed AG kit Amber Ale as first AG. Mash temps were high at 160 and although original SG into primary was on and fermentation seemed good, the FG was slightly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By docmoran
Definitely will check instruments cause just dont...

Definitely will check instruments cause just dont make sense to my little mind.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By docmoran
Doing AG but by kits thus far. Fixing to change...

Doing AG but by kits thus far. Fixing to change that to own recipes and will adjust accordingly. I consider my FGs to be way off as if supposed to hit 1.021 am coming in at 1.03 -1.04 ranges??
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By docmoran
thats whats weird - I did miss temp once big time...

thats whats weird - I did miss temp once big time and mashed at about 160 and the result was certainly thin/less mouthfeel etc but I have even nailed the temps/extracted almost cane syrup out and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By docmoran
looking for the truth

OK, I am a newbie to AG but so far I have not had any major screw ups - my beers are palatable. I am just looking for the truth here. I can hit SG targets into the fermenter with a process that has...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-12-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By docmoran
keep yeast sludge?

Racked first AG to secondary today after 3 weeks in primary -- the 3 inches of yeast cake/trub etc -- should I keep it or is that a pain. Understand propogation savings etc but good idea or not??...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By docmoran
col crash question

Have an AG in primary carboy now for 3 weeks - by SG has been done. Do plan on kegging into kegerator/fridge with system. Do I gain anythng but duplicate work if I rack it into secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By docmoran
hop question

My AG yesterday went well - hit all temps and SGs - however after boil and rack into primary I sampled the SG sample and was shocked about a very sharp/bitter taste on the front side of the taste...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By docmoran
taste like question

Did my second AG this am and thought everything went like a charm on a Brown Ale kit from Midwest supply. Hit temps/numbers etc but tasted the SG sample and I hope I havent invested 6.3 Trillion...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By docmoran
sparge time length

How long should the initial run off time be and then what about the batch sparge run times??? How long is recommended to let sit after adding sparge water before draining in batch technique???
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By docmoran
Bobby M, I am glad you responded. Dont...

Bobby M,

I am glad you responded. Dont get the big head but every noobie has to have a homebrewing idol -- I have your web site as a favorite and have learned a ton from you already. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By docmoran
thick - thin mash question

Second batch Ag going up this weekend.. First had 9 pound grain bill and this one will have 11 + . First went well although slightly off on OG/FG but wandering about the strike/mash water volume...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By docmoran
yeast volume 5 gallons

If doing 5 gallon AG is 2 tube White lab yeast volume comparable to yeast starter with only 1 tube?? thanks, doc
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By docmoran
bird, how long can you reasonably store...

bird,

how long can you reasonably store uncrushed grain and it stay fresh?? Special storage units necessary or just close tubs etc??
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By docmoran
Sold on the barley crusher -- now the real...

Sold on the barley crusher -- now the real pandoras box -- is milling your own only fun or is it better control / outcome than even a trusted LHBS??
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By docmoran
eschatz, pandoras box is infected first...

eschatz,

pandoras box is infected first brew. You like the crusher and do you have 7 or 15 hopper?? any benefit to larger? thanks, doc
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By docmoran
malt mill

any recs on barley crusher malt mill with 7 pound hopper over schmidling which is much more costly?? thanks, doc
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