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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-29-2012, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Guerrilla
Infection of SMaSH-Options?

So it looks like ive got an infection, white pellicle probably lacto, of a Nelson Sauvin/Vienna SMaSH. Ive got a few questions id like to put out there for some opinions:

It tastes fine right now...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-26-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Guerrilla
I think it will definitely be worth waiting for....

I think it will definitely be worth waiting for. Early samples of about anything will taste bitter. Dark beers will almost always get better with a little time for the roasty/toasty malts to level...
Forum: General Techniques 09-20-2012, 02:03 AM
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Views: 1,045
Posted By Guerrilla
Personally, so extremely anecdotal and...

Personally, so extremely anecdotal and non-scientific, i get better efficiency when i mash out. I assume, and have heard, that the higher temp helps loosen sugars making them easier to wash out. May...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-20-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Guerrilla
5lb syrup x 36ppg=180 1lb light crystal x...

5lb syrup x 36ppg=180
1lb light crystal x 30ppg=30 (if mashed)
.5 special (50) x 29ppg=14.5 (if mashed)
total=224.5/5= 44.9 max OG
That is assuming 85% efficiency on the mash and it sounds like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Guerrilla
Well a fairly easy way to lager w/out a cooler is...

Well a fairly easy way to lager w/out a cooler is with one of those plastic tubs and frozen water bottles/ice. I can keep my temp w/in a few degrees once the wort and surrounding water are at the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Guerrilla
Yea i had 8oz Special B in my Brown ale and it...

Yea i had 8oz Special B in my Brown ale and it gave it a nice dark fruit/ raisen character. Really use a brewing calc, hopville is easy and free, and type in your recipe. It will tell you around how...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Guerrilla
Yea if you really just want to start learning...

Yea if you really just want to start learning about the grains around 1lb should be good. If you want to go to 1.5 or 2 you can but just know it may start to dominate, some grains can dominate at way...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By Guerrilla
Well the only thing with BIAB is you usually run...

Well the only thing with BIAB is you usually run a dilute mash so this step volume thing wouldnt match up with that. I sometimes just split the difference and save some of my volume of water to add...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Guerrilla
The coffee filters are a good idea... may have to...

The coffee filters are a good idea... may have to use that next time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Guerrilla
I would taste it right after carb if possible. If...

I would taste it right after carb if possible. If it tastes like the yeast need to some more work leave it at room temp(RT) although if you have a spot cooler than 70 you may want to put it there. If...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-17-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Guerrilla
You can always just take a grav reading at 3...

You can always just take a grav reading at 3 days... if it is close to the FG you can just follow those instructions. I usually let my dry hopped beers go 11-14 days, or more depending on how big of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Guerrilla
Maybe obvious but a good reminder is always...

Maybe obvious but a good reminder is always nice... start with distilled water and it will last a while. I make mine with DH2O and it will last through multiple bottlings, brews, and yeast starters...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Guerrilla
I believe that too much O2 will end up inhibiting...

I believe that too much O2 will end up inhibiting the yeast to some degree because they are having to chemically deal with the O2/ nothing likes too much O2. Really just atmospheric air being...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By Guerrilla
I noticed it now that you pointed it out... at...

I noticed it now that you pointed it out... at least i learned something from Yooper in the process.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Guerrilla
Yea and if im being honest... it looks delicious!...

Yea and if im being honest... it looks delicious! Fermentation is never pretty so just let it ride.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Guerrilla
Yea no worries about some variability in temp......

Yea no worries about some variability in temp... generally lower temps in that range will get you more maltose so it will be a lower FG in the end, higher temps will be a higher FG/ less attenuated....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Guerrilla
Just use a yeast calculator to know how much...

Just use a yeast calculator to know how much yeast you get from your starter then decant it into separate containers. I put 150mL into mason jars. Then make sure you take down the #'s and org date of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Guerrilla
Just use aluminum foil to cover it. As long as...

Just use aluminum foil to cover it. As long as you dont tie it on it will be able to exchange gas and honestly its easier to work with than the foam stopper. I started with a foam stopper but i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By Guerrilla
Do you have access to that 2008 paper and or the...

Do you have access to that 2008 paper and or the relevant info in it? I would like to check it out, although i logically agree that the difference in wort grav wouldnt make much difference in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,158
Posted By Guerrilla
Well it cant get more bitter in the traditional...

Well it cant get more bitter in the traditional hop sense because boiling is required for AA isomerization. It may taste bitter if you draw a sample off from that trub/hop debris on the bottom of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,158
Posted By Guerrilla
Yep i personally find using hops bags harder than...

Yep i personally find using hops bags harder than just siphoning the wort off the debris/break when im transferring to the fermenter. I always let some break/hops get into the fermenter for sure...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Guerrilla
I second the plastic buckets... ive got about 4...

I second the plastic buckets... ive got about 4 or 5 now. They are really easy to work with. Later you can buy carboys for secondaries but as I tell most people secondaries are really just useful for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By Guerrilla
Yea the full boil volume will just reduce the...

Yea the full boil volume will just reduce the gravity of the boiling wort so you will get higher alpha acid utilization from the hops so it will be more bitter if you do a full volume boil vs partial...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Guerrilla
Yes as has been said you will be fine with the...

Yes as has been said you will be fine with the large fermenter for primary because of the CO2 blanket and the fact that the yeast provide a surface barrier during early fermentation then they work as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Guerrilla
What type of fermentation vessel are you using......

What type of fermentation vessel are you using... always use the buckets for my primary and sometimes the airlock bubbles, sometimes no. More or less depends on the seal of the top. If the yeast are...
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