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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 11:06 PM
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Posted By beergolf
Unfortunately that will not work for a couple of...

Unfortunately that will not work for a couple of reasons. One, yeast does not punch a time clock, so you have no way of knowing just how much fermentavle sugar is left. Two, estimated FG is just...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By beergolf
I have one and about 25 degrees below ambient is...

I have one and about 25 degrees below ambient is about what you can expect. Maybe a little more if you use the stackable water bottles. I can stack three on each side. I think doing that you may get...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By beergolf
It is called home brew for a reason. It is meant...

It is called home brew for a reason. It is meant to be consumed at home.

There is no way to sell it without becoming a liscensed brewery. any efforts to get around it by doing things like selling...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By beergolf
How do you know it stopped? Airlock activity...

How do you know it stopped? Airlock activity means nothing. The only way to know if it has stopped. is with a gravity reading. Take a gravity reading and report back.

Here is a good video to show...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-07-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By beergolf
It depends on the yeast. If it was a Belgian...

It depends on the yeast. If it was a Belgian yeast it will not start again. Some other yeasts you have a chance of them waking up again.



Chris White of White Labs yeast, says of Belgian...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By beergolf
That is not my experience with that yeast. I...

That is not my experience with that yeast. I like the flavor it gives and have never had the green beer taste you mention.

I have used it about 10 times and like the yeast.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-05-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By beergolf
3724 is not a good yeast to use if you cannot...

3724 is not a good yeast to use if you cannot control temps. I love the flavor and have never had it stick on me, but I do carefully control temps.

I forgot to mention another good choice... Belle...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-05-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By beergolf
Go with the 3711. 3724 will not like the...

Go with the 3711.

3724 will not like the temp swings and may take forever to finish. In fact if the temp swings are big enough it may not want to finish at all. 3724 does like it hot to finish...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By beergolf
cool. I am in.

cool. I am in.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By beergolf
Don't worry about it. Many brett beers develop a...

Don't worry about it. Many brett beers develop a pelicile and it is not a big deal. Just let it sit and when you are ready to bottle just rack from under the pelicile.

There are some cool pics in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By beergolf
Saison yeasts are not some super ninja yeast that...

Saison yeasts are not some super ninja yeast that will infect future batches. No worries.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By beergolf
Just cover the mouth with foil.

Just cover the mouth with foil.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By beergolf
It has only been three days. Relax and let the...

It has only been three days. Relax and let the yeast do its job. You can get the heat up and it will finish just give it time. I would not waste the money on extra yeast until you know that you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By beergolf
When I started I did one kit, next batch was an...

When I started I did one kit, next batch was an extract with steeping grains from the recipe database, third brew was a recipe I made up. Did a few extract w/ steeping grain brews. Moved to partial...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By beergolf
Looks pretty good. If it was me I probably would...

Looks pretty good. If it was me I probably would cut out either the Vienna or Munich and up the pils. I do not see the need for both. But it can work as written.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 550
Posted By beergolf
I brew like I cook. I look at a lot of recipes...

I brew like I cook. I look at a lot of recipes and notice the similarities for a particular style, and then tweak them to what I want. When I first started brewing, I did a kit for my first brew. My...
Forum: General Techniques 06-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By beergolf
Fermentation temp control and pitching the proper...

Fermentation temp control and pitching the proper amount of healty yeast are the two things you can do to greatly improve your beers. Pick up a stir plate and learn how to make a proper sized...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By beergolf
The answer is yes and no. Depending on the yeast....

The answer is yes and no. Depending on the yeast. Drop the temp of a Belgian yeast and it most likely will not start again.

Chris White of White Labs yeast, says of Belgian yeasts.

"When you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-23-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By beergolf
I like 3787 a lot. It is pretty much the Belgian...

I like 3787 a lot. It is pretty much the Belgian yeast I use most

There really is no good dry Belgian yeast choice.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By beergolf
..001 off and you are worrying about it. You...

..001 off and you are worrying about it.

You probably didnnot mix the pre boil wort enough to get an accurate reading. You were right on with the OG, so don't worry about it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By beergolf
Have to throw a good BDSA into the mix. They age...

Have to throw a good BDSA into the mix. They age very well...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By beergolf
What scale is the software using? Rager IMO...

What scale is the software using? Rager IMO overesitimates bitterness. Tinseth gives me the most accurate. Whatever scale us use, continue to use it until you know it, and just how it tastes. After a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By beergolf
No you do not need to add water, that will reduce...

No you do not need to add water, that will reduce the OG.

Most likely you just did not fully mix the wort and your top off water, so you got a flase reading. If it was an extract brew it is almost...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By beergolf
That is a big beer so it can take a lot longer to...

That is a big beer so it can take a lot longer to fully carb up. I have never added yeast at bottling time and have always had my brews carb up. I did a 11.5% BDSA that took months to fully carb up....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By beergolf
Here is a thread where a poster uses that burner....

Here is a thread where a poster uses that burner.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/advice-simple-electric-brewing-331883/
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