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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-06-2011, 02:37 PM
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Update: on 4/7/11 i transferred to secondary with...

Update: on 4/7/11 i transferred to secondary with a gravity of 1.040. I intended to let it sit of 3-4 weeks but honestly forgot about it till today. I checked my gravity and i am at 1.010. I guess it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-12-2011, 03:46 AM
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What do you mean by "dont need the fermenter"? I...

What do you mean by "dont need the fermenter"? I have glass carboy's. it should be possible to clean it out right? If i can clean it up i might try this :D but if not i am starting over.. I know wild...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-05-2011, 10:30 PM
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Temperature in my Apartment was at 70 all week...

Temperature in my Apartment was at 70 all week and it appeared to be fermenting slowly last week. Fermentation has now basically stopped (no bubbles from airlock) I took the gravity last night and it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-02-2011, 12:54 AM
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Posted By boyleia1
pitched some dry yeast tonight after work. air...

pitched some dry yeast tonight after work. air lock blew a bubble about 35min after adding yeast. There is hope! we will see what happens. Hopefully it does not fizzle out after 48 hours like it has...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2011, 08:42 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
What would you recommend? Pitching in dry yeast...

What would you recommend? Pitching in dry yeast or trying another yeast starter (done right this time)? If i did another yeast starter could i use the yeast "gunk" from the bottom of my carboy?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2011, 02:11 AM
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Posted By boyleia1
jfowler1 Thanks for the advise. it really helps...

jfowler1 Thanks for the advise. it really helps that you explained everything a bit rather then just saying "you did this wrong" I appreciate that and am always happy to learn from my mistakes. (so...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2011, 10:19 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
Grain bill: 15lb Pale 2-row 1lb Crystal L60 ...

Grain bill:
15lb Pale 2-row
1lb Crystal L60
1lb Bisket malt
1lb Crystal L20
1lb Durst Smoked Malt
1/2 lb Black patent malt

Process:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2011, 10:12 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
I mistakenly forgot to take the gravity of my...

I mistakenly forgot to take the gravity of my starter, I think your estimate is on the high end but still within reason... this is what i got:

4 cups water = 1/4 gal.
i used 9.5oz of DME (bought...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2011, 08:02 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
This may be true :(

This may be true :(
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2011, 08:00 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
I will post it up this evening when i get home...

I will post it up this evening when i get home from work. There was 15lb of 2-row pale and 5 different "specialty" (but maybe not) malts i will list them when i get home as i dont remember all of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2011, 01:02 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
it was all grain 4.5 lb of which were specialty...

it was all grain 4.5 lb of which were specialty malts.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2011, 12:42 AM
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Posted By boyleia1
did you ever figgure it out? or were you left...

did you ever figgure it out? or were you left with a scraped beer?


Anyone else have any experience with this sort of situation?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2011, 11:45 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
That is why i am so confused. none of it makes...

That is why i am so confused. none of it makes sense. and my yeast starter failed.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2011, 11:38 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
just tested the hydrometer in distilled water @...

just tested the hydrometer in distilled water @ 66 degrees. reads 1.000.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2011, 11:29 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
Triple scale hydrometer.

Triple scale hydrometer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2011, 11:23 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
Sorry forgot to post that SG was 1.068 temp was...

Sorry forgot to post that SG was 1.068 temp was 74. It is now 70 degrees. at one point it got down to 65 in my house but that was between 3/20 and 3/23 at which point it had already stopped...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2011, 11:08 PM
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Posted By boyleia1
Fermentation stopped at 1.044

I brewed up a Scotch Ale on 3/13/11. fermentation started that night and went strong for about 24hours before slowing.
On 3/16/11 fermentation seemed to stop all together gravity was at 1.042....
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