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Forum: American Ale 06-27-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Zippox
I believe mash time is to make sure the enzymes...

I believe mash time is to make sure the enzymes converted completely. Going over 60 I don't think would be a problem as it would just assure that everything converted.

I've gone over on my mash...
Forum: American Ale 06-23-2014, 01:54 AM
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Posted By Zippox
I have brewed a couple beers using US-04 and...

I have brewed a couple beers using US-04 and found that both beers really lacked character. I think the only time I used Nottingham was for a cider that didn't turn out. It probably wasn't the...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-13-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Zippox
No need to boil those before hand. It all goes in...

No need to boil those before hand. It all goes in at once.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Zippox
If I had to chose from one of your options I...

If I had to chose from one of your options I would say 2. You want to avoid temperatire fluctuations which you would get with your third option.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2014, 05:30 PM
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Views: 139
Posted By Zippox
I put my carboys in a 20 gallon storage bin...

I put my carboys in a 20 gallon storage bin filled with water. I bought an aquarium heater for 20 bucks and simply set it to 85* and fully submerge it in the water.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Zippox
Submitted survey. I am changing frozen water...

Submitted survey. I am changing frozen water bottles out every 8 hours in my swamp cooler. I am definitely not hitting my target of 50*F. I may give up.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Zippox
This isn't the first time the recipe has been...

This isn't the first time the recipe has been questioned on technique. Without talking to the original author and my limited knowledge, I too do not know why - just following what was published in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-10-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Zippox
Bringing yeast to 50*F

I am using 3787 and the krausen has fallen and over the course of a week I slowly bumped the temperature up to 78*. The recipe now calls for 2 weeks at 50*. I have the carboys in a "swamp cooler",...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Zippox
This recipe used 3787 and suggested start it at...

This recipe used 3787 and suggested start it at 72 degrees. After the krausen falls slowly raise it to 78. Every day for the last 5 days I have been bumping it up by a degree and have finally reached...
Forum: American Ale 06-10-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4,107
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Posted By Zippox
Strips are low by 0.3 if I remember correctly....

Strips are low by 0.3 if I remember correctly. Perhaps I can find the forum that discusses this later on if I remember.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-09-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Zippox
Very interesting. Please post back after it has...

Very interesting. Please post back after it has been in the bottle for some time with your analysis on how it turns out!
Forum: American Ale 06-08-2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Zippox
I'll have to keep these points in mind. I used...

I'll have to keep these points in mind. I used the crush setting Midwest suggested. My water's pH is 8.4 before starting the mash, and I don't know what it is during. A pH meter is a piece of...
Forum: American Ale 06-08-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Zippox
What's the suggested ratio of water (Qts) per lb...

What's the suggested ratio of water (Qts) per lb of grain?

And to clarify, a good mash out temp is 168? Or is 170 better?

I haven't dialed in on my equipment yet an have been getting very low...
Forum: Sour Ale 06-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 41,359
Posted By Zippox
Do you still recommend a carbonation of 1.5...

Do you still recommend a carbonation of 1.5 volumes?

If so, DME or corn sugar?

And which champagne yeast would you recommend to rehydrate for bottling?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Zippox
When we say "let it age", we mean longer time in...

When we say "let it age", we mean longer time in bottles before cracking it open or should I give it a bit of extra time in the carboy?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Zippox
It is fermenting away like it's nobody's business...

It is fermenting away like it's nobody's business so no problem there. So it sounds like I'll have 5 gallons of fusel beer, and 4 gallons of perfectly fermented beer. To put a positive spin on things...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Zippox
Ugh, that's what I was afraid of. I know...

Ugh, that's what I was afraid of.

I know temperature fluctuations aren't good for yeast but I quickly brought it back down to 72. I felt that it was important to get the temp back down instead of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Zippox
3787 at 82 degrees

I messed up with my new aquarium heater and the water temperatire I have the carboy in is at 82 degrees instead of 74 where I thought I set it. I pitched the yeast at 3:30 pm and it's 11:30 pm now so...
Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 85,495
Posted By Zippox
I don't have the time at the moment to read all 6...

I don't have the time at the moment to read all 6 pages. I made a yeast starter last night that krausened over and hit the aluminum foil off. I am making a new yeast starter in a couple hours......
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Zippox
Sounds good, just picked up a 2 pack this...

Sounds good, just picked up a 2 pack this morning.

I tasted the hose water yesterday and it tasted slightly chlorinated. I ran it through my filter and found no difference in taste. I'll have to...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-30-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 158,042
Posted By Zippox
What was your fermentation schedule and...

What was your fermentation schedule and temperatures? Id like to hear your details as much as you can recall.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-30-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Zippox
Carbon filter

I got a filter housing and a fiber-like filter with it. I hear most people use carbon filters. What benefit does that have over the non-carbon filters? What is not being removed from the water with...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 158,042
Posted By Zippox
I don't have the knowledge to answer this but out...

I don't have the knowledge to answer this but out of curiosity what are you hoping to change about the recipe?
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-17-2014, 07:21 PM
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Views: 158,042
Posted By Zippox
I did some more reading and I think you are safe...

I did some more reading and I think you are safe to bottle at about 4 weeks with Brett brux trois. At least in BYO magazine it says that strain of Brett consistently finishes in 3 weeks, compared to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Zippox
Yes, I thought that I had entered a wrong yeast...

Yes, I thought that I had entered a wrong yeast date too but in my second post I clarified I entered it correctly.



I will go off of the lower suggested number of yeast cells. With the new...
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