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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By yancydc
How long have they been carbing? Try giving...

How long have they been carbing?

Try giving a couple bottles a week in the fridge, see if that calms it down. I had a batch recently that was overcarbed and would have a ton of head unless I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-01-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By yancydc
That would also be my guess, as the roasted...

That would also be my guess, as the roasted grains can be pretty acrid and give you a burnt coffee taste. You also aren't using a lot of base grain, so the roasted barley could easily overpower...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By yancydc
I had a couple S-05 brews get too warm, around...

I had a couple S-05 brews get too warm, around 75-76, this winter. One batch was horrible and was my first dumper. The second had a ton of esters but is at least drinkable, especially with some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By yancydc
Looks like that beer uses a twist-off cap, if the...

Looks like that beer uses a twist-off cap, if the beer advocate picture is correct. So that wouldn't hold a seal if you're bottle conditioning. Or, at least, I wouldn't trust it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2013, 01:33 PM
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Posted By yancydc
Brewer, ME? I hope there's a homebrew group, if...

Brewer, ME? I hope there's a homebrew group, if just because thinking of a name would be fun. Brewer Brewers, maybe.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2013, 01:07 PM
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Posted By yancydc
Holy cow. I agree with hogwash, I don't think...

Holy cow. I agree with hogwash, I don't think it's rotten fruit unless something went awry elsewhere, but there's a lot going on in your beer. I assume this is a 5 gallon batch? Gonna be a while...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2013, 03:44 PM
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Posted By yancydc
While you can technically do (a), you shouldn't. ...

While you can technically do (a), you shouldn't. It's too tricky to control in a home environment, and you won't know just how much fermentable stuff is left when you bottle, and that's asking for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2013, 01:54 PM
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Posted By yancydc
This beer is going to be just fine. Definitely...

This beer is going to be just fine. Definitely get a wort chiller, though, makes a huge difference in cooling.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-08-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By yancydc
I'd cut the crystal way down 1) since Amber LME...

I'd cut the crystal way down 1) since Amber LME already has crystal in it, and 2) 1.5 total lbs of crystal is a lot even with pale extract. You also won't get much hop flavor with a 2 minute...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By yancydc
When I share my latest batch of the best beer...

When I share my latest batch of the best beer ever brewed and a person doesn't like it, I feel bad for their inferior and frankly incorrect taste.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By yancydc
Absolutely don't dump it. In fact, I bet it's...

Absolutely don't dump it. In fact, I bet it's just fine. The only way to tell what's happening with fermentation is checking the gravity, not bubbles, or a krausen, or anything else. My guess is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-12-2012, 05:22 PM
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Posted By yancydc
I'm not familiar with those kits, but are they...

I'm not familiar with those kits, but are they partial boils, i.e. you add water after the boil? It's common for the OG to be off due to the top up water not mixing completely.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 07:53 PM
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Posted By yancydc
Assuming this RIS is infected, can it be saved?

I brewed this RIS earlier last month and all went well for a few weeks. I noticed something funky last week while taking a sample, but I thought it was yeast rafts (kinda looked like dried yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2012, 02:20 PM
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Posted By yancydc
Yowza, glad it was in the tub, and now it seems...

Yowza, glad it was in the tub, and now it seems like you were thinking ahead. I always use a blowoff tube to relieve pressure for big beers, but I don't worry about the Krausen much since I got...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By yancydc
You'll be fine with the unboiled wort, especially...

You'll be fine with the unboiled wort, especially if your fermentation starts off healthy. RDWHAHB!

As for the filtered non-boiled water, I, and many other people, top off with that with no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2012, 02:10 PM
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Posted By yancydc
It'll work, but be really careful. I added carb...

It'll work, but be really careful. I added carb tabs to some beers that I thought weren't going to carb, but either they were slow carbers or weren't warm enough, because I got a couple bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By yancydc
Just called it a cascade dark hefeweizen and...

Just called it a cascade dark hefeweizen and drink away! Last year I brewed a kolsch that came out waaay too dark, called it a golden kolsch, and went on with my day. As long as it takes good, no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-26-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By yancydc
Yeah, smack packs don't have enough yeast for...

Yeah, smack packs don't have enough yeast for most 5 gallon batches even when they're very fresh, so a starter is par for the course. But you should still get fermentation, plenty of folks just...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-21-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By yancydc
No problem. I learned a ton from these boards...

No problem. I learned a ton from these boards and am just passing on the favor. Good luck!
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-21-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By yancydc
I'm in the middle of drinking a batch of black...

I'm in the middle of drinking a batch of black IPA - I dry hopped 2 oz of cascade in a bag the week before bottling, and kept it in primary. Fantastic nose on it. Definitely no reason to dry hop...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-20-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By yancydc
Yeast are hard to predict, so it's hard to say...

Yeast are hard to predict, so it's hard to say what normal is. 69 isn't overly hot or anything, although the temp inside your fermenter is going to be a bit above that. Next time, try a blowoff...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-18-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By yancydc
Liquid malt extract (LME) will darken with age,...

Liquid malt extract (LME) will darken with age, as well as during the boil due to the maillard reaction. A lot of people add it late to the boil prevent this. As for the roasty notes, not sure...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-17-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By yancydc
There's a local brewery that does a pecan porter,...

There's a local brewery that does a pecan porter, and I think they secondary on the pecans. I'm not sure what boiling them would do, and I imagine steeping wouldn't do much at all. But I would...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By yancydc
Give it 14 more days, at least. You also...

Give it 14 more days, at least. You also could've just left it in primary as a lot of people on here do.

Does your kit call for dry hopping? I like doing that for 7-10 days.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By yancydc
The galaxy hops I used earlier this year were...

The galaxy hops I used earlier this year were green, but it might be a seasonal. They're a great hop, I really enjoy the wheat ale I made with them.
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