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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2012, 11:20 PM
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Posted By lone_wolf
ok thanks. then its case closed as far as I'm...

ok thanks. then its case closed as far as I'm concerned. Death to Sterling Ale Yeast (bangs imaginary gavel)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By lone_wolf
how very interesting. thanks for chipping in...

how very interesting. thanks for chipping in sir. So while we are on the subject of this yeast can I bitch a little more..? Not only did the damn thing refuse to attentuate but after 2 weeks was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2012, 07:27 PM
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Posted By lone_wolf
Ok thats a fair question - but in fact I boiled...

Ok thats a fair question - but in fact I boiled down 2 litres of wort not the first runnings (and that wort was at 1056). I really do not think a 155f mash temp can be blamed for the FG, Ive mashed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By lone_wolf
DIY Caramel = mountainous FG?

Fellas, for sh*ts and g1ggles I decided to try something last brewday that I have been wanting to try for sometime now in an attempt to really shove a solid malt backbone into my Best Bitter - and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By lone_wolf
well i think you are onto something man, so i...

well i think you are onto something man, so i disconnected the gas and dispenser lines a little while ago and noticed two things:
firstly, after purging the keg I noticed that after an initial rush...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By lone_wolf
for some reason theres more than a pint of crud...

for some reason theres more than a pint of crud in the bottom, I would have poured off at least 2 litres now and its as murky as ever. like opaque. strange as i filtered through a grain bag when i...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By lone_wolf
Hi thanks that is a fair suggestion - only...

Hi thanks that is a fair suggestion - only problem is that only a week prior to filling the kegs I gave both close to a sanitation overhaul - disassembled the connectors, took out dip-tubes etc. So...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 08:07 PM
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Views: 1,265
Posted By lone_wolf
thanks for the response - I should have...

thanks for the response - I should have mentioned, keg is sitting in a refridgerator - about 5 degrees celcius.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By lone_wolf
5 days at 30 psi - no carbonation..?

Hey Brothers
5 days ago I kegged a pretty plainclothes Best Bitter. Not my first attempt at kegging, nothing fringe about the beer.
My usual technique is 2-3 days at 30 psi and then down to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By lone_wolf
hmmm your 124 for 60 has me thinking. protein...

hmmm your 124 for 60 has me thinking.
protein rest. interesting that is. I'm not an expert on 'em but is it possible it unlocked more of the starch/protein matrix and freed up some sugar in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-13-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By lone_wolf
The pilsner malt is some locally grown stuff,...

The pilsner malt is some locally grown stuff, also malted locally by MaltEurop.
Its just occured to me I attempted to acquire some stats on their malt a while ago and I received a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-13-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By lone_wolf
Torrible efficiency with Torrified Wheat

Brethren, my process usually treats me to some prodigious efficiency figures (90% and upwards) but I brewed my first Wit this weekend and my efficiency was kicked in the balls. I'm exaggerating a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By lone_wolf
hmmm ok. thanks for the info. Begs the question...

hmmm ok. thanks for the info. Begs the question what I do with the jar of washed 1968 sitting patiently in my refridgerator... seems a sin to dump it...:(
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By lone_wolf
intwesting. could you flick me a link to a...

intwesting. could you flick me a link to a thread? thanks
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By lone_wolf
5 dry ounces, bottling in standard caps - and I...

5 dry ounces, bottling in standard caps - and I yes I figured this would give me a just over reasonable amount of carbonation
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-18-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By lone_wolf
liquid temp would have been about 22 degrees c at...

liquid temp would have been about 22 degrees c at bottling. 5 ounces not much? I remember using an online calculator and it suggested using 3 ounces from memory so though 5 ounces was a more than...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-18-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,307
Posted By lone_wolf
well not in a porter (although I would like to). ...

well not in a porter (although I would like to). I've used this once before and I'll be honest it gave me no carbonation after 3 weeks of fermentation and 5 weeks in the bottle, so I have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-18-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By lone_wolf
Wyeast 1968 - you test my patience child ..

Fellas,
I know this forum is bulging at the seems with complaints about the fermentation characteristics of this loveable rogue strain of yeasts (and I've read most of 'em, and have my own set of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By lone_wolf
Lets not step into that rack/no-rack vipers nest...

Lets not step into that rack/no-rack vipers nest :p I agree this forum bulging with threads (and I've probably read most of 'em). I think they all end with "do whatever feels right to you" and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By lone_wolf
Extended secondary fermentation - yeast rises from the dead

Allora,
About a month and half ago I completely screwed my brewday procedure and somehow managed to mash a brown porter at 170 (truth be told it was probably above that for the most part). ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-17-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By lone_wolf
Bottle size affects carbonation rate, yes?

Senores e senoritas
long story short, ever since starting on this home brewing journey about 6 months ago, I have had carbonation issues that I feel were rooted in the use of flip-top bottles (ie...
Forum: General Techniques 01-11-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By lone_wolf
Hey thanks for question - so I've been using...

Hey thanks for question - so I've been using carbonation drops (Dextrose). I follow the manufacturers instruction and use 2 drops per 750ml bottle. Funny thing is, I've had a developing suspicion...
Forum: General Techniques 01-10-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By lone_wolf
Right, that makes sense. To be honest given...

Right, that makes sense. To be honest given GrizzlyBrews comments, and in light of the sec fermentor sample i took and tasted last night (clear and full of flavor) I'm now considering not cold...
Forum: General Techniques 01-10-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By lone_wolf
Hey happy to amuse you! In the words of the...

Hey happy to amuse you! In the words of the eminent sage Jackie Chiles - this has been nothing short of a "public humiliation"!
Forum: General Techniques 01-10-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By lone_wolf
Damn that is a very good point - these...

Damn that is a very good point - these carbonation issues I'm having have obviously got me in a deep can't think the hell straight funk. Of course its due to the fact I diluted the yeast cake with...
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