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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-04-2013, 09:44 PM
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Posted By losman26
The kegs I use are slightly different than the...

The kegs I use are slightly different than the traditional corny kegs. They are the compact ones from williams brewing and are about 4 inches shorter, but a little wider (I believe 1 inch). I'm...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2013, 08:36 PM
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Posted By losman26
Thanks for the replies. So adding more yeast...

Thanks for the replies. So adding more yeast while the beer is at high krausen will not do anything? I guess I'm gonna ride this one out. Does anyone know how many yeast cells are in a danstar...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2013, 02:42 PM
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Should I pitch more yeast-didn't rehydrate

I did a BIAB brew of an IPA using Danstar's with West Coast Ale dry yeast. The OG was 1.074, and the final volume after trub loss in the kettle ended up being around 4 gal.

Looking at Mr. Malty...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2012, 03:57 AM
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Posted By losman26
Even Champagne yeast would prob be a waste? I...

Even Champagne yeast would prob be a waste? I guess that I'm never gonna go with this Saison yeast ever again. I did a starter, increased the temps to the 80's, and the damn thing got stuck.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2012, 02:38 AM
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Posted By losman26
Yes, it''s about 2 pts higher, so I'm at about...

Yes, it''s about 2 pts higher, so I'm at about 1.026 when this beer should be at 1.012 or 1.010
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-16-2012, 09:19 PM
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Posted By losman26
Pitched onto US-5 yeast cake-still stuck

Update

I pitched onto the US-5 yeast cake, and got some good co2 activity, and it seemed like fermentation restarted. After 5 days, I took a hydro reading and it is still at 1.028. Didn't move...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-09-2012, 04:35 AM
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Posted By losman26
I've already transferred to the secondary, so do...

I've already transferred to the secondary, so do you think that would still work? Also, I did have it in the 80's for a couple of weeks in the primary, which is why I'm stumped as to why the gravity...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2012, 05:55 PM
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Posted By losman26
I did use a hydrometer after I transferred to the...

I did use a hydrometer after I transferred to the secondary. I had been using a refractometer for lower gravity brews using the morebeer spreadsheet. The problem was, that I lost my notes. Even...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2012, 05:52 PM
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Posted By losman26
YES, I did use a hyrdometer after I transferred,...

YES, I did use a hyrdometer after I transferred, and because I couldn't find my notes that had the initial brix reading to plug in the numbers in the spreadsheet.

The Hydrometer sample was way too...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2012, 07:08 PM
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Posted By losman26
Well, I lost my readings from the initial...

Well, I lost my readings from the initial refractometer. Either way, when I transferred to the secondary it read 11 brix. Two weeks after transferring to the secondary it still read 11 brix, and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2012, 10:57 PM
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Posted By losman26
Stuck Fermentation- what to do? Pitch onto fresh yeast cake?

this topic has been covered many times, but not using oak chips in the secondary.

So I did an extract clone recipe, Firestone Walker, 'Lil Opal from BYO's, 250 classic clones edition. I did 3...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-22-2012, 07:49 PM
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Posted By losman26
I gave the carboy a swirl, and there seems to be...

I gave the carboy a swirl, and there seems to be more activity going on
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-22-2012, 07:09 PM
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Posted By losman26
When Should I transfer to secondary for High Gravity brew?

I'm doing a extract clone of westvleteren 12, and the instructions for the kit say to transfer after one week and leave it in the secondary until it reaches the projected FG (6weeks-1.022). My OG...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2012, 04:27 AM
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Posted By losman26
BTW- Joe, what's this pliny the mexician?

BTW- Joe, what's this pliny the mexician?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2012, 04:25 AM
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Posted By losman26
I normally don't use this many hops. The amount...

I normally don't use this many hops. The amount of hops is right around 14 oz in this one. I'm pretty sure this batch will be ok, but my stupid "rookie" mistakes worries me. I guess, I'm not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2012, 03:42 AM
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Posted By losman26
Corn sugar, which I should have added to the last...

Corn sugar, which I should have added to the last ten minutes of the boil. Only using 1 cup to dilute, made it look like corn syrup though by the time it cooled.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2012, 03:40 AM
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Posted By losman26
I'll check out brew and wine hobby next time I'm...

I'll check out brew and wine hobby next time I'm there. Maltose is expensive, you're right. Their equipment is way over price. My first better bottle I bought there was $35, and then when I went...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-09-2012, 08:38 PM
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Posted By losman26
I thought maybe it could've been an infection...

I thought maybe it could've been an infection risk because I had the carboy open for a good minute and 1/2, but everything was santized very well. I'm still kind of a newbie in all of this, so...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By losman26
I totally agree. 6.5 gallons would be great, as...

I totally agree. 6.5 gallons would be great, as you wouldn't need to worry about a blow-off tube every damn time you brew.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-09-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By losman26
Ok, This is a better bottle. As you can see, the...

Ok, This is a better bottle. As you can see, the krausen has mostly fallen and you can see chunks on the top. This is day 5 of fermentation, and some areas aren't as bad as others, but it seems to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-09-2012, 08:06 PM
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Posted By losman26
possible infection- cottage cheese around the top??

So I brewed up MoreBeer's Pliny the Elder extract clone, doing a starter using Wyeast 1056 for a good 30 hours. My sanitizing methods were good, but I made one mistake in the whole process. The...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2012, 07:52 PM
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Posted By losman26
What about the ported one? I'm considering...

What about the ported one? I'm considering getting one of these because it doesn't have the side wall ribs. I've noticed that when I do lagers, yeast gets trapped in there with the better bottles. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By losman26
I wonder if you could use the BB valve system in...

I wonder if you could use the BB valve system in a vintage shop one?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By losman26
Do you bottle in one of these as well?

Do you bottle in one of these as well?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By losman26
So this is what they say on the AHBS site ...

So this is what they say on the AHBS site

This is specifically for the ported Better Bottle carboys. Included is the newer high-flow valve, the racking adapter, and a plastic installation rod....
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