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Forum: General Techniques 07-18-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Hopper5000
I would try pitching some wlp99 in there to get...

I would try pitching some wlp99 in there to get it to ferment down more. The only times I have ever had stuck fermentations was in dark beers. I still don't really know why that is. However, 1050 is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-14-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Hopper5000
You could also push the water with an inert gas...

You could also push the water with an inert gas like argon vs C02.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By Hopper5000
Use corn sugar as candi sugar is a bit less...

Use corn sugar as candi sugar is a bit less predictable. Long necks would be fine as others have said as long as you don't carb above 3 volumes. 1.012 is probably where the beer will stand but wait a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Hopper5000
IMHO I would leave it in primary for 3 to 4 weeks...

IMHO I would leave it in primary for 3 to 4 weeks and then bottle it. I moved away from using plastic buckets when I realized that the seals weren't very good and let in oxygen. The 5gal carboy would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By Hopper5000
Instead of using acid you could trying using...

Instead of using acid you could trying using german acidulated malt and see if that helps. Using that for 1-3% of your grain bill usually is a good starting point for lighter colored beers. Starting...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Hopper5000
I am in agreement with aj, you are also going to...

I am in agreement with aj, you are also going to need a pH meter so you aren't just shooting in the dark.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By Hopper5000
If you have diarrhea every time you drink...

If you have diarrhea every time you drink homebrew then it sounds like you might have a allergy or something. Does this happen when you drink non-homebrew beer also? Maybe you should go to an...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-07-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,241
Posted By Hopper5000
We constantly are consuming and absorbing plastic...

We constantly are consuming and absorbing plastic compounds. In the USA plastic is used for like everything. Do the coolers leech? Seems like they probably leech at least a bit of something. Why...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-19-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Hopper5000
I would be aware that sometimes the breweries...

I would be aware that sometimes the breweries bottle with a different yeast then their proprietary one in order to avoid folks "stealing" it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,063
Posted By Hopper5000
If you donate money to Martin he will send you...

If you donate money to Martin he will send you the paid version which he updates periodically.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Hopper5000
I've see people just attach a blow off to the gas...

I've see people just attach a blow off to the gas in side and then have a tube coming off the fitting into starsan or whatever.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Hopper5000
You are probably right on the three month thing....

You are probably right on the three month thing. I guess I was thinking about souring things in general and usually that's how long you let it sit for so all the bugs can finish doing their thing....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Hopper5000
Yes it will produce gas and be fine in that...

Yes it will produce gas and be fine in that alcohol environment. Might take for than a few months to do its thing though. It can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to really finish out, although in a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Hopper5000
I have never personally tried fermenting in a...

I have never personally tried fermenting in a corny but I know some people that have. I don't recall the yeast clogging the line being an issue when racking. The only thing that could really do that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Hopper5000
As far as a name maybe Duchess of New York or...

As far as a name maybe Duchess of New York or something like that? Where do ya live, you could maybe come up with something clever based on that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By Hopper5000
Blowoff tube will work fine as cleaning krausen...

Blowoff tube will work fine as cleaning krausen off of the ceiling really really sucks. I have had to do it a couple of times....

You could also use fermcap which breaks surface tension and will...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Hopper5000
you could just ferment in a corny keg

you could just ferment in a corny keg
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Hopper5000
Sounds like you made an american pale ale/blonde...

Sounds like you made an american pale ale/blonde ale with english yeast
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Hopper5000
Good to hear and happy brewing!

Good to hear and happy brewing!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,063
Posted By Hopper5000
I thought it was at the bottom of that page but I...

I thought it was at the bottom of that page but I couldn't remember and didn't want to give the wrong info...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,063
Posted By Hopper5000
Can't open the sheet right now but if you go here...

Can't open the sheet right now but if you go here

https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/water-knowledge

and scroll to the bottom of section 2.4 then it's there. Actually in looking at that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-11-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Hopper5000
OG was 1.076 and FG was 1.012 so I got about 84%...

OG was 1.076 and FG was 1.012 so I got about 84% attenuation.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,063
Posted By Hopper5000
The acid malt is just to drop the pH down a...

The acid malt is just to drop the pH down a little bit. You don't really need to add it if you don't want to. If you plug it into your grain bill and look at the pH then you'll see what I am talking...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Hopper5000
When I have kegs at different PSI's I use a...

When I have kegs at different PSI's I use a secondary in-line regulator. Although that does mean you'll have to spend some money getting one of those. Disconnecting isn't a bad idea though.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Hopper5000
Thanks for the heads up. I brewed this a while...

Thanks for the heads up. I brewed this a while ago and actually bottled about a week ago. I ended up using about 10% corn sugar and 5% candi syrup. I had thew syrup left over from a brew I did a...
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