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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-30-2014, 02:57 PM
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Ok, thanks for the suggestions. When I add the...

Ok, thanks for the suggestions. When I add the sugar, should I just throw it in or should I purge with CO2 and stir up the carboy to get it in suspension?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-30-2014, 01:20 PM
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Views: 305
Posted By slackerlack
Saison Fermentation Questions

This is my first Saison. Started at 1.057 on the 18th with Wyeast 3724, it's down to 1.015 today, sitting at 90 degrees. I'm wondering if I should just let it go slowly, or throw in Wyeast 3711. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By slackerlack
Temperature Controller - What do you want it to do?

Hey guys, my buddy is building me a temperature controller for my fermentation chamber (freezer), and it's pretty slick so far. He wanted to know what features and options he could add to it to make...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By slackerlack
I was using an auto-siphon and a tube connected....

I was using an auto-siphon and a tube connected. I just got a new siphon and tube to isolate that out of the issue.

I was not storing the yeast since I was going directly from the carboy, to my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By slackerlack
Yes, I have had other people taste it and they...

Yes, I have had other people taste it and they agreed. It's pretty strong.

Not sure where the contamination could be coming from. Can you get a contamination in your CO2 lines?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By slackerlack
Using Wyeast 1056 with a 2L starter on the first...

Using Wyeast 1056 with a 2L starter on the first beer. Then washed the yeast and pitched for the second beer. Then washed that one and pitched into the other two that I brewed at the same time.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By slackerlack
Acetaldehyde problems

I continue to have acetaldehyde flavors and aroma in my beers. I am trying to figure out where I am getting this off flavor from. I thought I was racking the beer off the yeast to early, so I let it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By slackerlack
Re-pitch onto yeast cake questions

I have not been able to find any answer on here or by listening to the brewing network. I want to brew an American Pale Ale, then an American Amber Ale, and then an American Brown Ale. All three will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-17-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By slackerlack
How do you fix a Lactobacillus infection?

I have a Robust Porter that has been aging in a wine barrel for a few months. We took a taste of it and it seems to have a lacto infection. It is cloudy, has that lacto flavor, and is a little sour....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By slackerlack
Barrel aging questions

I have searched page after page on here and cannot find answers to my questions.

I have a used five gallon single malt whiskey barrel that I want to put my Barleywine in to pull out some flavors....
Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By slackerlack
Closet beer cellar question

I am turning a small 80 square foot closet into a beer cellar. I have insulated the walls and added shelves. I have a portable AC unit that is supposed to cool a 250 square foot room to 61 degrees. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By slackerlack
No markings on it. Just a regular sensor. I think...

No markings on it. Just a regular sensor. I think I might be able to insulate it and keep it away from the coils to keep it warmer.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By slackerlack
Ok, I tested it out and it does remember the...

Ok, I tested it out and it does remember the setting it was on when unplugged. So I took the AC unit apart and found a sensor going from the circuit board to the front of the coils. I am wondering if...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-29-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By slackerlack
I will test it tonight. I was just assuming it...

I will test it tonight. I was just assuming it wouldn't remember.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-29-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By slackerlack
This is the one I got. I don't think taking the...

This is the one I got. I don't think taking the thermostat off and connecting an external controller will help. I say that because it would basically turn the unit off and back on when it needs to...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-29-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By slackerlack
Beer cellar

I turned a closet into a beer cellar. Any idea how to get it down to 53 degrees? I got a portable AC unit, but it only goes down to 61.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By slackerlack
Beer cellar, aging, and corked beers

I am about to convert an interior closet into a beer cellar. I am curious what people think about aging corked beers regarding humidity levels. I have read it does not matter as long as it's not bone...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-03-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By slackerlack
Well, that 12 gallons is my strike water and mash...

Well, that 12 gallons is my strike water and mash out water. I could heat one and then the other, but I might as well get it all heated at once and over with. I then just have to get it up to 170 to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-03-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By slackerlack
Yea, I didn't even think about that. I found a...

Yea, I didn't even think about that. I found a wireless one on amazon. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-03-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By slackerlack
Mash water temperature sensor with alarm

Let me start off with saying I am lazy.

It takes about 30 minutes to heat up 12 gallons of water to 166 degrees for mash in water. I want to start the burner and walk away until it reaches the...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By slackerlack
Mash water temperature sensor with alarm

Let me start off with saying I am lazy.

It takes about 30 minutes to heat up 12 gallons of water to 166 degrees for mash in water. I want to start the burner and walk away until it reaches the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-30-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By slackerlack
NG burner for brew stand

I am planning on having a single tier brew stand built soon. I want to run this on natural gas and want a suggestion on what burner would be best. I will need one for HLT and one for the boil kettle....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By slackerlack
The far left regulator is the one that is loosing...

The far left regulator is the one that is loosing pressure.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By slackerlack
Finding gas leak

I have read a ton of threads on here about finding gas leaks and regulator gas leaks, but I am still not able to find mine.

I recently added the dual secondary regulator from beveragefactory model...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-16-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By slackerlack
Will this not pull out tannins?

Will this not pull out tannins?
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