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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By SunyJim
Bottle it, If it was infected I think the...

Bottle it,
If it was infected I think the 'ice' on the surface would be thicker and more opaque
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
normal

That looks absolutely normal
My golden rule of beer, brew it and pitch the yeast then don't even go check on it for at least 2 weeks, sometimes 3.
Opening it every few days is how you get an...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2014, 04:49 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Your Pot Volumes and Thermal Expansion?

Here's my typical brew day
When I brew, I use beersmith.
I have a three tier system. HLT is a 10 gallon gott cooler, Mashtun is a 10 gallon gott cooler, and I have a large 15 gallon boil pot
I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2014, 05:52 PM
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Posted By SunyJim
If it was still sweet there is a risk of bottle...

If it was still sweet there is a risk of bottle bombs.
Be careful where you put the bottles I usually put my in Rubbermaid containers just in case, but if you don't have that make sure it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2014, 01:08 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
From the pictures it was a very hoppy and healthy...

From the pictures it was a very hoppy and healthy fermentation, lots of evidence of krausen on the bucket. Looks like the krausen off the edge of the bucket or non flocculant yeast and big yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Not good, maybe Aceotobacter? do the little...

Not good,
maybe Aceotobacter? do the little bubbles trail down into the beer like snot? Or are they just on the surface?
The vinegar like taste from an aceotobacter infection might give an apple...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2014, 01:00 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
A friend had one, drank it anyways. Just a little...

A friend had one, drank it anyways. Just a little drier and lighter body.
I wouldn't try and keep it for months at room temp in bottles.
No use pitching the tubing just boil some water and throw...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By SunyJim
The spiderwebs are an example of Brettanomyces...

The spiderwebs are an example of Brettanomyces Lambicus or Brett L. infection
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Brettanomyces Lambicus

Brettanomyces Lambicus,
a friend had this, siphoned out the beer under this and drank it, it was a little dry and thinner but drinkable, don't let this one age or it's going to go sour.
Takes a few...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
No worries just krausen :mug:

No worries just krausen :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Acetobacter

It's the start of Aceotobacter infection classic ice on water appearance.
quite often it's from the wheat. Can be scooped off carefully and drank.
good advise is don't grind your grain beside the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
It's the start of Aceotobacter infection classic...

It's the start of Aceotobacter infection classic ice on water appearance.
quite often it's from the wheat. Can be scooped off carefully and drank.
good advise is don't grind your grain beside the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Nothing, Perfectly normal :mug:

Nothing, Perfectly normal :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
No infection it looks ok. What you have there...

No infection it looks ok.
What you have there is Beerstone.
Its the minerals from the water solidified on the bottom of your pot.
Put some white vinegar in the pot, leave for about 10 min and it...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-13-2014, 12:36 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
nottingham, and you won't need the apple...

nottingham, and you won't need the apple concentrate.
Jacking concentrates the apple flavour and sweetness as well as the alcohol.
At -2F -20C it is possible to get 38% ABV (30% ABW)
Forum: Cider Forum 03-12-2014, 08:00 PM
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Posted By SunyJim
Get toasty with AppleJack

AppleJack is a hard alcohol made by freeze distillation of hard apple cider.
Popular in Colonial times, also known as Jersey Lightning.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applejack_%28beverage%29

I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By SunyJim
Jan 23rd Happy Birthday to Charlie Papazian

It's Charlie P's birthday
raise a glass of homebrew for a pioneer today :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 01:15 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
I would say this is BRETTANOMYCES LAMBICUS as...

I would say this is BRETTANOMYCES LAMBICUS as well, probably started like the spider web like infections on here, a wavey patterned skin on top of the beer. I'm guessing those huge bubbles developed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 01:01 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
I have a friend doing just that with an...

I have a friend doing just that with an Oktoberfest, it was bottled out from under the Brett L, 2 weeks in bottles to carb, and he's drinking them. Said they taste fine. I suggested not letting them...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 04:06 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Brettanomyces Lambicus, starts like the meshy...

Brettanomyces Lambicus, starts like the meshy white spider web and develops into the puffy bubbles like this

It is quite slow to affect flavour, 3-6 months will add a 'cherry pie' flavour, haven't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 03:27 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
I have to agree, no problem at all that I can...

I have to agree, no problem at all that I can see.

Don't forget those that have posted other pictures, brettanomyces, is not a disease. It is not some abomination that makes you need to throw out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-27-2013, 07:26 PM
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Posted By SunyJim
Oktoberfest hit with Brett L

See similar pic of Brettanomyces L infection
http://brewingbrooklyn.com/tag/brett-l-infection/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-23-2013, 02:11 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Sorry old thread, but I was looking for this...

Sorry old thread, but I was looking for this answer too. And was able to find it.

Coopers drops (27% glucose and 73% Sucrose and carbonate) Contains just a total of 3g-3.3g of sucrose so they...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2013, 03:50 AM
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Posted By SunyJim
Here's my 10 Gallon setup 2 HD GOTT coolers,...

Here's my 10 Gallon setup
2 HD GOTT coolers, and a 15 Gallon brew pot.
The brew pot sits high enough that it flows down into the fermenter as well.
took me a day and a half of construction, but...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-09-2013, 09:47 PM
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Posted By SunyJim
Just answer the question yes 1 3/4 tsp of...

Just answer the question
yes 1 3/4 tsp of dextrose is perfect for 24oz bottles.
bottling buckets can lead to infections and oxidation for new brewers.
A sugar scoop is an easy reproduceable way...
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