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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 02:10 PM
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Posted By aiptasia
1) Buy an external temperature controller. Fridge...

1) Buy an external temperature controller. Fridge built in thermostats are not accurate. A simple external temperature controller with a probe that can be duct taped to the side of your fermentation...
Forum: General Techniques 04-18-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By aiptasia
A good cold break, meaning more proteins can...

A good cold break, meaning more proteins can settle out of the wort and less hazy beer as a result. Also reduced chance of infection because if you cool the wort faster, the quicker you can "infect"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By aiptasia
It depends on the style of beer you're brewing....

It depends on the style of beer you're brewing. Most filtered water has very low TDS (total dissolved solids) and might be missing nutrients that your mash will need to hit the right pH and your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By aiptasia
3/4 cup priming sugar per 5 gallon batch. It...

3/4 cup priming sugar per 5 gallon batch. It takes a full three weeks for the beers to completely carbonate up. I've been brewing since 1991 (off and on) and the only time I came close to a bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By aiptasia
That's pretty malty for a pilsner. I'd say you...

That's pretty malty for a pilsner. I'd say you had a stuck fermentation on that one. Next time around, add yeast nutrient, pitch the right amount of yeast and properly oxygenate the wort and you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By aiptasia
It's not a crime to mix yeasts. Original forms of...

It's not a crime to mix yeasts. Original forms of fermentation were mixes of all sorts of yeasts, bacteria and more. I like to experiment by mixing yeasts in my beers and wines to see which will...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-01-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By aiptasia
PBW soak, give it a poke. No joke, egg yolk.

PBW soak, give it a poke. No joke, egg yolk.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-01-2014, 11:18 AM
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Views: 11,445
Posted By aiptasia
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By aiptasia
Drop hop and roll.

Drop hop and roll.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By aiptasia
Soften your water. You have some fairly hard...

Soften your water. You have some fairly hard water there which will emphasize hops bitterness. If you want residual sweetness, mix your water 50/50 with distilled water and use more roasted crystal...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By aiptasia
Ventilation through the dryer vent should take...

Ventilation through the dryer vent should take care of that for you. You might be able to frame something out if you were handy and creative, but I wouldn't feel like it would be ideal to use your...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By aiptasia
Just wait a sec and think about your beer. What...

Just wait a sec and think about your beer. What flavor are you trying to accomplish in this beer? Are you going to drink it young or will it age for a few months in the bottle? Do you want to feature...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,845
Posted By aiptasia
Buy them. That's a hell of a price. Even of you...

Buy them. That's a hell of a price. Even of you have to recondition them with new seals.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By aiptasia
Either you have a wild bug from the...

Either you have a wild bug from the non-sterilized top off water or you fermented it too warm. I'm betting that it was fermented too warm.
Forum: General Techniques 03-29-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By aiptasia
Pro brewers use refractometers and stop their...

Pro brewers use refractometers and stop their sparges when the worts hit a specific plato.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By aiptasia
You'll get the sweet but not much else. You might...

You'll get the sweet but not much else. You might want to include some vienna or munich in your grain bill to add a little bready flavor but otherwise it looks good.
Forum: General Techniques 03-29-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By aiptasia
Hot break: Make sure you get your wort to a rapid...

Hot break: Make sure you get your wort to a rapid boil to form a hot break. This will remove unwanted haze producing proteins.

Cold break: Be sure to use a wort chiller to rapidly cool your wort....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By aiptasia
I'd always recommend ventilation if you're...

I'd always recommend ventilation if you're brewing with gas. If you're brewing with gas in an enclosed space, enjoy breathing all that carbon monoxide and try not to kill your family.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By aiptasia
A higher amount of growth and yeast reproduction....

A higher amount of growth and yeast reproduction. Most of the lager brewing i've done usually involves 24 hours of rapid growth around 65f before gradually dropping down the temperature. I prefer to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By aiptasia
I know a few people that use their pressure...

I know a few people that use their pressure cooker for sterilizing slants for yeast propagation or jars and water for yeast washing. I've usually been able to accomplish the same thing just using a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By aiptasia
Buy one that fits. A good bung should fit in...

Buy one that fits. A good bung should fit in about halfway before meeting with resistance, and you can press it in to 3/4 of the way in the lip of the carboy. Wetting the bung with some starsan can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By aiptasia
Pitch your wort within 10 degrees of your...

Pitch your wort within 10 degrees of your fermentation temperature. Also, make sure the pitched wort is also around the same temperature when you pitch it.

This will prevent temperature shock and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-17-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By aiptasia
Make a 1 liter starter. Go from there.

Make a 1 liter starter. Go from there.
Forum: Florida HomeBrew Forum 03-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,308
Posted By aiptasia
Well, seeing as how Hunahpu is just a spice...

Well, seeing as how Hunahpu is just a spice treated version of Marshall Zhukov, I don't think you'll be too disappointed. When they make huna, they just brew up a huge batch of MZ and add the...
Forum: Florida HomeBrew Forum 03-17-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,308
Posted By aiptasia
You should try them layered together. Our friends...

You should try them layered together. Our friends call that little bit of mixology, "Holiday Rape."
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