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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2012, 02:05 AM
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Posted By honeybadger
I suspect your higher than expected F.G is not...

I suspect your higher than expected F.G is not related to aeration. It could be a number of different things - possibly unfermentables from mashing to high or specialty malts.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By honeybadger
The slurry calculator shows how much of the thick...

The slurry calculator shows how much of the thick pasty yeast from a pervious fermentation to pitch directly into a new batch. You've made a starter so you'll need to work it out using the starter...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-31-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By honeybadger
Seeing as you are all so interested here's how it...

Seeing as you are all so interested here's how it went.

Recipe plan

50% Pils
40% raw wheat
10% oat malt

O.G 1.051
65% efficiency
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By honeybadger
Wit mash schedule with cereal mash

Any feedback/experiences would be appreciated :)

In a couple of days i'm going to brew my second wit. Want to use raw wheat this time to keep things authentic.

Grain bill will be something...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-17-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By honeybadger
Hard to describe but it's a "full" aroma. I think...

Hard to describe but it's a "full" aroma. I think it would be good for supporting hop aromas that might be perceived as "thin".
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By honeybadger
I've got an ale fermenting at the moment with 50g...

I've got an ale fermenting at the moment with 50g Pacifica used at flame out and steeped for 30 mins. Almost finsiehd fermenting and there is an overwhelming orange aroma in the fermentation chamber....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-11-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,543
Posted By honeybadger
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By honeybadger
Halve the whole recipe. Worked for me.

Halve the whole recipe. Worked for me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By honeybadger
2 weeks in primary is ample... atleast until you...

2 weeks in primary is ample... atleast until you get a pipe line going
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-19-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By honeybadger
My experience - I find when bottling or naturally...

My experience - I find when bottling or naturally carbonating that some yeasts can take a long time to flocculate. 1272 is a good example of this - it's a high flocculating yeast but even 4-5 weeks...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-14-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,333
Posted By honeybadger
Agreed... I also use it for most of my pales. It...

Agreed... I also use it for most of my pales. It adds a little more "interest".
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By honeybadger
*kick* Priming looks right, temp looks...

*kick*

Priming looks right, temp looks right, the only thing that's missing is... time.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By honeybadger
So I made a 1.5 litre starter a few days ago...

So I made a 1.5 litre starter a few days ago using 1272 from a slant. Put in the fridge for 24 hours or so then carefully decanted all the liquid.

Ended up with 88 grams of dense yeast (weighed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By honeybadger
Sugar will help you gain higher attenuation. This...

Sugar will help you gain higher attenuation. This can result in less body and more alcohol.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-11-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By honeybadger
Appreciate the reply Clem. Like a lot of...

Appreciate the reply Clem.

Like a lot of things in brewing, it appears there is no (simple) definitive way to confirm I'm pitching the correct amount of yeast. I'll do a bit more reading and try...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By honeybadger
Looks like protien from the DME to me...

Looks like protien from the DME to me...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By honeybadger
Slant starter lag time

If I make a starter from a slant, is the lag time after pitching to the fermenter a good indication of wether enough yeast was pitched?

There doesn't seem to be any hard data on how big of a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By honeybadger
I'd drop the melanoidin and replace it with...

I'd drop the melanoidin and replace it with crystal 40-60 or something similar. I'm pretty sure melanoidin is supposed to be mashed.

If you haven't already, get a trial version of beersmith and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By honeybadger
To be clear, you're not dumping the beer right?...

To be clear, you're not dumping the beer right? I'd make sure it had a solid month conditioning in the bottle before I didn't anything rash like that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By honeybadger
Your sanitation sounds okay. Try boiling the...

Your sanitation sounds okay. Try boiling the water and let us know how it goes. If it doesn't sort it, we'll have another look.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By honeybadger
mmm... I think they may be talking very long...

mmm... I think they may be talking very long mashes (overnight/days) but I could be wrong. Maybe someone else could shed some light on this?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By honeybadger
Yup, it can change depending on the season and...

Yup, it can change depending on the season and other factors. Next time you brew, boil and cool the water before you top up - see if that helps.

Sour flavors are usually caused by an infection, so...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By honeybadger
If the gravity has increased by 7 points, it...

If the gravity has increased by 7 points, it sounds like you over primed. How much priming sugar did you use?

If you did over prime, there are a couple of things you could try:

Carefully open...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By honeybadger
If you're positive it's not going to age out, I'd...

If you're positive it's not going to age out, I'd start with the top up water - boil and cool it first and see if that makes a difference. Water quality varies depeding on a number of things - It...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By honeybadger
There is something special about brewing alone......

There is something special about brewing alone... No interruptions, just the beer, some tunes and me.
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