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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2014, 01:05 AM
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Bottling from keg with beergun

I see the point in force carbing, reducing sediment etc....but if I'm looking for bottles that I can continue to age, wouldn't the lack of yeast affect this?


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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2014, 08:23 PM
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Bottling from keg with beergun

I've been aging an Imperial Stout for about 8 months now in secondary, added some oak etc. Now I'm ready to bottle this up in 32oz swing tops for some bottle conditioning. I'm planning on using DME...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-22-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Kaz
Belgian Chocolate Stout recipe critique?

Looking at making a Belgian Chocolate Stout. I want some of the spice and esters from the Belgian yeast, a nice roasted malt quality to be present, a little sweetness and I want the chocolate to be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Kaz
I've made an all Summit IPA before, it was great....

I've made an all Summit IPA before, it was great. Lots of citrus, orange and tangerine flavors. Go for it!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Kaz
Dry substitute for Wyeast 1968?

I'm brewing up a Brown Ale tomorrow based on Brooklyn Brown Ale, recipe I'm looking at calls for Wyeast 1968. I don't have time to make a starter so I'm going dry yeast on this one. I have S-04,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Kaz
I would brew it as is, it will be leaning more...

I would brew it as is, it will be leaning more towards a porter with that much chocolate in there, but who doesn't like a toasty chocolate brown ale?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Kaz
In addition, pitch enough yeast. Lagers...

In addition, pitch enough yeast. Lagers generally require more yeast cells and a high gravity lager will need even more.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Kaz
+1. Clear foam isn't a problem, it's when the...

+1. Clear foam isn't a problem, it's when the krausen starts to come through the air lock. Krausen can eventually plug up the whole works and you end up with a beer/yeast/krausen geyser when it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Kaz
The reason for 2 VIALS is to pitch more yeast...

The reason for 2 VIALS is to pitch more yeast cells. You can accomplish this by using one vial to grow up more cells in a yeast starter as stated above. Being your first brew, I would also just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Kaz
First time lager questions

1. Without a starter, you could have a 2-3 day lag time at 45F. Once they do get going, they usually aren't as vigorous as an ale.

2. I would let them start cool, the fermentation will warm them...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Kaz
Noobrewer

Makes no sense...if you are using steeping grains, 160-170 is where you want to hold it while steeping. Otherwise, the only other temp to worry about in extract brewing is pitching temp and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-17-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Kaz
On the other hand, i don't think chemicals, even...

On the other hand, i don't think chemicals, even PBW are enough to remove very small clumps. You need to use something soft to scrub away the caked on specs.

I've never had a problem removing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kaz
3 days in primary is too short for just about...

3 days in primary is too short for just about everything IMO. The Belgian could've benefitted from a warmer temp and longer primary. I don't secondary much of anything unless I need to add fruit or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Kaz
I would be hesitant to use a carboy cleaner like...

I would be hesitant to use a carboy cleaner like attached to a drill in a Better Bottle, even though it is soft chamois, it could still leave small scratches behind in the plastic that would...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Kaz
Chilling the starter is a matter of preference...

Chilling the starter is a matter of preference and time. If you have time, you can make a starter and chill it for 12-24 hours, this will get the yeast to drop and you can decant off the excess...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Kaz
That totally makes sense, sorry, I was thinking...

That totally makes sense, sorry, I was thinking the beer was already in the carboy and couldn't see how you would add priming to that and mix it up. It makes sense now.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Kaz
You nailed it, this was a lager, 5.25 gallons...

You nailed it, this was a lager, 5.25 gallons into fermenter, starting gravity of 1.051 and 3 month old yeast.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Kaz
I would have to hear the process you plan on...

I would have to hear the process you plan on before making that call, how will you introduce the priming sugar/solution? Will you use an auto siphon and bottling wand? Its do-able, I just think...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Kaz
I don't think 68F will be a problem, you should...

I don't think 68F will be a problem, you should be pretty well past the yeast's growth phase at that point. If it is still fermenting like crazy at 10 days, I would wait until it just starts to slow...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Kaz
You can leave that beer on the yeast cake for at...

You can leave that beer on the yeast cake for at least a month. Actually, I leave almost all my beers in primary for 3-4 weeks.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Kaz
I think you will need a custom bag or make one...

I think you will need a custom bag or make one yourself from voile curtain fabric. The 5 gallon paint strainers didn't come close to fitting my old 8 gallon kettle. You want the bag to completely...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Kaz
I think your schedule sounds perfect. :mug:

I think your schedule sounds perfect. :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kaz
I would clearly mark which tank has beer and...

I would clearly mark which tank has beer and biodiesel in it. :cross:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Kaz
+1 +1 Looks totally normal

+1 +1 Looks totally normal
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Kaz
Cleaning a better bottle isn't all that hard, I...

Cleaning a better bottle isn't all that hard, I rinse mine with hot water after dumping them then give them an overnight soak in a hot Oxyclean Free solution or even better, a hot PBW solution filled...
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