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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-04-2013, 05:13 PM
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Posted By kcross13
Added yeast nutriunt left a week same gravity...

Added yeast nutriunt left a week same gravity ready. Then added some Nottingham Yeast (recommended from brew shop) It dropped two points, maybe around 1.046. I had made a huge started at full tilt...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-08-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By kcross13
Roused the yeast some, left a week, to no effect.

Roused the yeast some, left a week, to no effect.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By kcross13
I used canadian/belgian yeast from wyeast. ...

I used canadian/belgian yeast from wyeast. Giving it another week, if I see no gravity change I am going to get some champagne yeast to finish it off.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-29-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By kcross13
Barley wine dry out

Got my self a huge extract barley wine. starting gravity 1.120. After a month took gravity reading 1.048. hoping it will dry out at least one more point. Is this possible after a month? Never...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-10-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By kcross13
dumbed batch. too man bombs. thinking I bottled...

dumbed batch. too man bombs. thinking I bottled too early.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-11-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By kcross13
At least a month, This one was three weeks...

At least a month, This one was three weeks primary then transferred to secondary for one week. Gravity had held steady. It is weird that it always happens to stouts and porters. I fixed the issue...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By kcross13
Overcarbed

I seem to keep having issues with stouts and porters, especially of being over carbed, or the co2 not absorbing enough. I start testing at two weeks, had a few explode, and then refrigerated some...
Forum: General Techniques 12-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By kcross13
Good taste, bottled today. Think that it was...

Good taste, bottled today. Think that it was just fermentation re starting and not infection
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By kcross13
I usually get a little refermentation when I...

I usually get a little refermentation when I transfer to secondary. Rousing the yeast a little in the transfer I guess, as well as off gassing. If it doesn't taste nor look nasty, I bet it isn't.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By kcross13
If you are worried about too many oak tannins...

If you are worried about too many oak tannins there is also barrel Kleen to leach some of them out. This is the link I used when I go my new barrel.

http://www.beer-wine.com/node/1855

I would...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-07-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By kcross13
I use citric acid and metsulfite solution to keep...

I use citric acid and metsulfite solution to keep barrel moist. Mine was an unused barrel.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-07-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By kcross13
Seems to have stopped fermenting. I am going to...

Seems to have stopped fermenting. I am going to wait a day or two, then take gravity reading and see if it can be bottled. I think I need a fermentor airlock for the barrel to it will release and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By kcross13
If I had one I would. Plus very warm climate,...

If I had one I would. Plus very warm climate, hard enough to keep temps down, no room for wooden barrel to cool to more drinkable temps.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By kcross13
Decided that it was from the homebrew I used for...

Decided that it was from the homebrew I used for top off of angels share. It was refermentation. Gravity had dropped again. I syphoned into a secondary to let off gas and finish fermentation...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By kcross13
It had been two weeks in primary. Had not...

It had been two weeks in primary. Had not carbonation two days ago, however four days ago I topped off with some carbonated beer as was advised to fill in the "angels share".
Forum: General Techniques 12-06-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By kcross13
Beer tastes great but has become pressurized in...

Beer tastes great but has become pressurized in the barrel. Want to bottle, but not sure how to release pressure.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By kcross13
Barrel aged beer seems carbonated?

I have a nice ESB in a new oak barrel. Checked it two days ago, at eight days. Decided to leave it for two more. It now is coming out like it is a cask ale. Almost carbonated and highly...
Forum: General Techniques 11-28-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By kcross13
Barrelclean is used to pull excess tannins out of...

Barrelclean is used to pull excess tannins out of new barrels. The makers will probably assist you with this. I looked on line and found some good directions on care and maintenance.
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Forum: General Techniques 11-28-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By kcross13
This is an unused barrel. I read that the first...

This is an unused barrel. I read that the first batch could be too much after one week. I did treat with barrelclean.
Forum: General Techniques 11-28-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By kcross13
Aging in my new barrel

I read that the oak mellows with aging in the bottle. Is this true cause my brew would be almost perfect right now. nice oak slight vanilla, but I dont' want that flavor to mellow when I bottle...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,390
Posted By kcross13
Nice. The heat didn't kill them? I want to...

Nice. The heat didn't kill them? I want to start growing as well but the heat kills all my veggies that I try. I am attempting winter veggy growing right now.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By kcross13
Thanks. I figured it didn't but wasn't sure. ...

Thanks. I figured it didn't but wasn't sure. Looking through brew notes it is probably caused by mash temp issues I had due to new brew system.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By kcross13
gravity readings

Is I get some of the yeast cake into my reading does that effect gravity? Huge yeast cake and keep pulling some in through my siphonless tank.
Forum: General Techniques 11-16-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By kcross13
It was three gallons. Spice mix at flame out: ...

It was three gallons. Spice mix at flame out: 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp mace, 1/4 tsp clove 3 pearls allspice.

Table spoon of vanilla extract and a teaspoon of cinnamon at...
Forum: General Techniques 11-15-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By kcross13
Spices in Pumpkin ale

I seem to have an inconsistency with the spicing of my pumpkin ale. I spiced at flame out and adjusted before bottling. Mixed in with priming sugar. Some bottles are great others are ok. i am...
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