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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2014, 07:30 PM
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Posted By bacchusmj
Fast fermenting yeast

I've got a fantasy draft at my house on the 1st and want some beer on tap. I know I'm pushing it. I'm thinking a light pale ale. I usually brew with 001, 007 and Cali v. Are there any yeasts that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By bacchusmj
I'm actually brewing for a bachelor party so...

I'm actually brewing for a bachelor party so there will be no complaints


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By bacchusmj
Negative effects of high efficiency?

Maybe this is a dumb question, but Ill fire away: Is there any possible downside to getting super high efficiency?

Reason: I just finished mashing an IPA, got my 7 gallons of boil volume and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-16-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By bacchusmj
alright, need to add this to my thread... When I...

alright, need to add this to my thread... When I made the starter last night I realized that although the pack was fully inflated, the nutrient pack was never busted and was fully inflated inside the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-16-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By bacchusmj
I've got a Digital instant read that I regularly...

I've got a Digital instant read that I regularly compare to my blichmann thermometer and I calibrate every brew day in crushed ice. I'm pretty sure it's not temps.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-16-2014, 03:01 AM
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Posted By bacchusmj
Can mash technique have a major impact on final gravity?

I've been doing all grain batches for about two years. I batch sparge. Over those two years I have often struggled to hit my fgs. Usually beers crap out around 1.02.

I've been taking notes on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By bacchusmj
I'll probably brew a smaller beer just in case ...

I'll probably brew a smaller beer just in case


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By bacchusmj
Accidently activated a smack pack

Had a pack of 1056 in my fridge and some how it got activated while still in there. Fully inflated and has been for about a week. Can I use it?

I plan on making a starter with it on the stir...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By bacchusmj
premature hot break

So, I was doing an all grain batch and finishing up my second sparge. I realized I didnt have enough time to complete the boil before my sons tee-ball game so I decided to finish the mashing process...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By bacchusmj
Pausing a yeast starter.

Had a great starter going for a brew day last weekend, then the kids got sick and I couldn't brew. Tossed the flask in the fridge and shut the door.

Now I want to brew on Sunday, should I decant...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By bacchusmj
whats the fear with scented stuff? I got...

whats the fear with scented stuff?

I got the Kroger version the other day, washed my kegs with it, put the beers on tap and I cant even sniff any of the orange/citrus type scent that it had...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,752
Posted By bacchusmj
This is a funny topic because getting mad at 001...

This is a funny topic because getting mad at 001 is like saying a toyota camry is a crap car, or cash is a bad gift. Sure, there are crazier things out there and yeasts that are more fun, but you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By bacchusmj
153, all calculations done with beersmith. I...

153, all calculations done with beersmith. I doubt its a mash temp issue because I brewed 2 other beers that weekend and both are at FG and heading to kegs this evening.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,843
Posted By bacchusmj
001 and 007 in about 60% of my beers. I have also...

001 and 007 in about 60% of my beers. I have also started using a lot of WL Cali V yeast and that is awesome, however it puts off a ton of sulfur smell during fermentation and smells like rotten eggs...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By bacchusmj
I brewed the same beer with nottingham two years...

I brewed the same beer with nottingham two years in a row (kind of a variation on BMs centennial blonde) and over this past year got a ferm chamber and temp controller. Nottingham says 66 is ideal...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By bacchusmj
It was an all-grain oatmeal brown with a SG of...

It was an all-grain oatmeal brown with a SG of 1.060 and it sputtered out at 1.025. Its about .011 off my target FG so its not overly sweet or anything. I think it was an aeration issue because two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By bacchusmj
I also just realized I have a jar of washed yeast...

I also just realized I have a jar of washed yeast from another batch. I may just fire up another starter and pitch that. However, the beer is 14 days old so should I just chalk it up to a loss or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By bacchusmj
Is it ok to wash and save yeast that stuck?

I had a brown ale that stuck at 1.025 but I was planning on using the yeast for a porter next week. I was gonna wash the yeast but if its crapped out, I dont want to add it to another beer and repeat...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By bacchusmj
Cold Crash question.

I have a brown that didnt quite end up hitting its FG and is a tad sweet, time to experiment.

Gonna split it up, put 3g on bourbon/oak cubes, 1 gallon chipotle, 1 gallon control.

So, question:...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By bacchusmj
this was a 1.090 double black IPA so I wanted to...

this was a 1.090 double black IPA so I wanted to really get some O2 into it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By bacchusmj
yeah, I use an aquarium pump for 30 minutes and...

yeah, I use an aquarium pump for 30 minutes and then when I drain the to fermentor I let is slowly drip out of the valve and fall into the bucket. it takes about 10 minutes to drip. I probably get...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By bacchusmj
Any problem with aerating in brew kettle?

With my system I decided to try aerating in the brew kettle today and it worked pretty well. I just cooled the wort to 80 degrees and popped in the stone. If I drain and aerate in the fermenter, the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By bacchusmj
007 in rye porter

I was thinking about doing a rye porter. Most of the recipes I have seen suggest to use london ale 013 because it will retain more of the malt character. However, I have a vial of 007 dry english and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By bacchusmj
Ive heard crushed grains will last up to 3-4...

Ive heard crushed grains will last up to 3-4 weeks before they even start to become a problem. I usually order grains uncrushed to avoid any issues.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-15-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By bacchusmj
I said oak chips in the first post, they are oak...

I said oak chips in the first post, they are oak cubes. I think that makes a difference since Ive heard chips can break down over time.
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