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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2012, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Clementine
I saw a guy who had a MLT with out a drain. He...

I saw a guy who had a MLT with out a drain. He had a manifold and a pipe rising up out of the MLT which he put some clear hose on and since your not concerned with sanitation he started the flow by...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Clementine
What is the expected OG? how long until you brew....

What is the expected OG? how long until you brew. Last time I did a strong beer, the intended OG was going to be 1.080, it went 1.094 due to better efficiency (I thought higher strength would lead me...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2012, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Clementine
I had that problem quite a bit before I up graded...

I had that problem quite a bit before I up graded my flask. I did an experiment where I caught the excess yeast, I probably lost about 20% of my yeast. The problem with Ales is as they are top...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Clementine
What NordeastBrewer77 said so eloquently said...

What NordeastBrewer77 said so eloquently said could also be described said is a couple of sentences. Such as:

Don't worry about what the recipe says for yeast, go off the science of it, calculate...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,718
Posted By Clementine
I have found different yeasts will behave so...

I have found different yeasts will behave so differently and different brews (OG mash temp) can make the same yeast behave differently, that I take a couple of readings though out the process, I find...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,087
Posted By Clementine
I agree with what Bobby says here I was...

I agree with what Bobby says here I was discussing why bottled conditioned beer takes longer to than just the time for the yeast to consume the sugar to be properly carbonated and have nice fine...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Clementine
Shaking is a great way to oxygenate your wort...

Shaking is a great way to oxygenate your wort however the yeast will consume that quite quickly as air and shaking will only lead to 10ppm O2 in solution no matter how hard you shake it. To increase...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,374
Posted By Clementine
I use brass on my HLT but stainless on everything...

I use brass on my HLT but stainless on everything else. HLT is just hot water so acid leaching of lead should not be a problem.

Clem
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Clementine
That OG is going to be a little high, people...

That OG is going to be a little high, people apply the 10:1 ratio by weight to this is easily done in with the metric system eg 1 liter with 100gram of DME. The target OG is 1.040, although it sounds...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,343
Posted By Clementine
There are a few different references that I used...

There are a few different references that I used to educate myself about stepping up yeast when I started slanting yeast. A simple one is billy brew
...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-05-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,155
Posted By Clementine
If you have a food saver, you can get a thin role...

If you have a food saver, you can get a thin role of cork from a craft supplies shop, veneer and some 1/8" mdf from wood craft (or other wood suppliers).Cut the veneer, cork and mdf into strips about...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Clementine
My read on this is he is using a short mash time...

My read on this is he is using a short mash time to not fully convert the starches and leave more longer chain sugars and dextrins in the sweet wort. The reason he is specifying a mash out temp is to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By Clementine
If you remove a small amount of insulation you...

If you remove a small amount of insulation you can seal the hot water element against the interior liner and with a 1" nut and silicone o-ring.




I previous method I used was boiling water...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By Clementine
Trub and Off flavors

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have some off flavors after modifying my brewing equipment. I made a HLT out of an old cooler and a hot water element. As it is water and not acidic wort or beer in the HLT I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Clementine
When I'm racking beer, I use a piece of paper...

When I'm racking beer, I use a piece of paper towel dipped in starsan to act as a filter. But to ease your fears, nothing much lives in fermented beer as the acidity is too high and the O2 levels are...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Clementine
No it won't Not wanting to make this elec...

No it won't

Not wanting to make this elec eng lesson but the circuit will determine the current based on the load and voltage. So a 12volt 3 amp power pack will not blow a 12 volt fan as the fan...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,266
Posted By Clementine
If you are being cheap you can boil (in a double...

If you are being cheap you can boil (in a double boiler) a jar with three time 24 hrs apart, this is called Tindalization which greatly reduces the number of bacteria in the sample to acceptable...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-02-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By Clementine
A few thoughts that might help in your fault...

A few thoughts that might help in your fault finding with your processes,

First Ferment-ability of the wort: if it was an extract batch was did both batches use the same extract (ie same HB shop...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-12-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Clementine
The yeast has finished eating all the sugar and...

The yeast has finished eating all the sugar and should also have finished any post fermentation clean up before you bottle/keg. Bottled beer requires warm temp to condition as you are adding more...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Clementine
I made my first CDA recently, yours looks really...

I made my first CDA recently, yours looks really normal. The only thing I can add to help you is add now that you are already fermenting is add lots of dry hops. My CDA had enough bitterness just not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By Clementine
For future reference calculating numbers of cells...

For future reference calculating numbers of cells without doing a count (hemocytometer) you can either look at the slurry or the volume of wort used to make it. I use the volume of wort used to make...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-02-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,487
Posted By Clementine
There are four ways I know of the measure yeast...

There are four ways I know of the measure yeast discounting a role call.

1) hemacytometer which is a stained diluted sample of the yeast that allows the actual cell count to be extrapolated.
2)...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-19-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Clementine
Yes it was a while ago (last year) but fermented...

Yes it was a while ago (last year) but fermented it at an air temp of 58 degrees but with the increase in temp from fermentation I would be guessing that it was around 60ish on the inside. When it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-19-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Clementine
Remember that bubbling airlock CO2 off gassing...

Remember that bubbling airlock CO2 off gassing Krausen and all those other things does not mean it is still fermenting only change in SG. However colder will equal slower fermentation and possibility...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Clementine
Yes you can over pitch. However as someone else...

Yes you can over pitch. However as someone else said it is very unlikely in the home brew world. The way most home brews over pitch is by pitching on to a cake of yeast from another brew. Essentially...
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