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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2013, 03:21 AM
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Posted By brighamj
I haven't heard of bitter from yeast, either. I...

I haven't heard of bitter from yeast, either. I always have thought sour, bandaids and/or funk.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2013, 03:19 AM
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Posted By brighamj
I actually have a theory as to what may have...

I actually have a theory as to what may have happened. If I'm right, it is all operator error.

I brew on a single tier, three kettle set-up. When I'm done with my saccharification rest and I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2013, 03:02 AM
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Posted By brighamj
I'd heard about this happening. I'll grab a...

I'd heard about this happening. I'll grab a second tank and compare. However, I've had a few batches carbed out of the current one without any issue.

As to the recipes. Different base malts,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2013, 09:47 PM
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Posted By brighamj
I bet you'll be fine. Don't sweat it.

I bet you'll be fine. Don't sweat it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-28-2013, 09:44 PM
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Posted By brighamj
I hit all of those marks. Sparge is 168. pH for...

I hit all of those marks. Sparge is 168. pH for Mash and Sparge are always between 5.5 and 5.8 depending on how much dark grain I use. It's a HERMS system, so the grain doesn't get too hot. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-28-2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By brighamj
BITTER aftertaste - What's going on?

The past two batches that I've brewed have been with different yeasts and different recipes. Each aged out properly (3+ weeks) before I kegged them. Each also has the same harsh bitter aftertaste...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By brighamj
Just to provide an update in case it helps the...

Just to provide an update in case it helps the next brewer...

I racked the porter over to a corny this morning, took a hydrometer reading, and it was right on 1.0215. Thanks guys.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 02:23 AM
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Posted By brighamj
Going through the small print of that point in...

Going through the small print of that point in the morning is definitely on the agenda. Thanks to all of you who helped out. I love it around here!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By brighamj
Alright. So after pumping from boil kettle...

Alright. So after pumping from boil kettle through chiller and into fermenter, I always take an accurate hydrometer reading. However, as fermentation occurs, I sample with a 5ml glass pipette and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By brighamj
*Mindblown* (I think) So this refractometer...

*Mindblown* (I think)

So this refractometer has been lying to me this whole time?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 01:55 AM
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Posted By brighamj
I tried to give them a bit of a swirl a few days...

I tried to give them a bit of a swirl a few days ago, but I didn't want to do the stir for fear of oxygen and contaminates.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 01:54 AM
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Posted By brighamj
They definitely are, and I think you are on the...

They definitely are, and I think you are on the verge of teaching me something. I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this, but will you please explain the final gravity correction.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By brighamj
Thanks for the feedback so soon. I have it...

Thanks for the feedback so soon. I have it pegged on 68 and I pitched the yeast on Jan 29. What is that? 10 days?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 01:21 AM
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Posted By brighamj
Issue with a Robust Porter's Attenuation

Good evening, gentlemen.

I have recently brewed a first attempt at a robust porter, and the gravity seems a bit high after a few good? days of fermentation.. The recipe is as follows:

Yeast:...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2012, 05:03 PM
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Posted By brighamj
Foothills Brewing's People's Porter. I may get...

Foothills Brewing's People's Porter. I may get another bottle if I ever need to strip some paint.
Forum: Brew Science 12-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By brighamj
Martin, Thanks so much for the response. I...

Martin,

Thanks so much for the response. I really appreciate the help. I believed it was good water from which to build, so it's nice to hear that echoed.

I wouldn't say that I've punted...
Forum: Brew Science 12-05-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By brighamj
Translating my Ward Labs Water Report - Union County, NC Well Water

I just got back my lab report from Ward labs, and I have been trying to break it down into terms that I can understand.

I've done a bit of reading, checked out the EZ Water Calculator (...
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