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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 02:55 PM
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Posted By duboman
You are all stating infection but tasting like...

You are all stating infection but tasting like Bleh isn't necessarily a descriptor for infection. I would consider sour, vinegar, etc more descriptive of infection.

If 5 oz of sugar are being used...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 01:15 PM
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Posted By duboman
Is your hydrometer properly calibrated? 1.000 in...

Is your hydrometer properly calibrated? 1.000 in distilled water at it's calibrated temperature?
Are you brewing all grain and what temperature are you mashing at?
Are you correcting your readings...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 01:07 PM
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Posted By duboman
Congrats on making the jump! There are...

Congrats on making the jump!

There are several ways to go AG, you can do BIAB which simplifies theprocess and reduces the amount of equipment you need

You can go traditional mash/sparge which...
Forum: General Techniques Yesterday, 01:44 AM
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Views: 81
Posted By duboman
Small chunks are most likely just yeast rafts...

Small chunks are most likely just yeast rafts floating. Take another em reading in a day or two, if it's the Sam it's done and you can package

Technically in a wheat it's not haze, it's simply a...
Forum: General Techniques 08-26-2014, 09:49 PM
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Posted By duboman
If the krausen hasn't dropped yet then just give...

If the krausen hasn't dropped yet then just give it some time and verify the final gravity, patience is better than rushing the beer:)

Cold crashing can drop the krausen but if it's not at final...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 08-26-2014, 09:42 PM
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Posted By duboman
This is my experience as well.

This is my experience as well.
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 08-24-2014, 09:59 PM
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Views: 135
Posted By duboman
Tap-a-talk forum 30 seconds to post

Everything time I try try to post a reply I get the "forum requires 30 seconds between posts" mobile iphone app. It even occurs if I just opened the app for the day

Tried resetting the phone as...
Forum: General Techniques 08-24-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By duboman
+1 Just dump them in, when ready to rack simply...

+1
Just dump them in, when ready to rack simply sanitize the hop sack or some women's nylons and wrap around racking cane as a filter


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By duboman
+1 I use all the old shirts my kids seem to...

+1
I use all the old shirts my kids seem to grow out of every 4 days:)


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By duboman
+1 Easy peasy! Sent from the Commune

+1
Easy peasy!


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By duboman
Thanks for sharing that post, makes more sense :)...

Thanks for sharing that post, makes more sense :)


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By duboman
If the probe is in the thermowell it is only...

If the probe is in the thermowell it is only reading the internal temp of the wort, insulated by the mass of wort, theoretically the freezer should run until the entire mass of liquid has reached the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By duboman
Hmm, that's odd then to see that much...

Hmm, that's odd then to see that much fluctuation. I'd check the thermowell for leaks, if the probe gets wet it may not work properly, I had that problem with my first thermowell, condensation build...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By duboman
That's not something I experience, where do you...

That's not something I experience, where do you have your probe mounted? Thermowell or side of bucket?

I bungee my probe to the side of the bucket covered in a wad of insulation and a small towel...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By duboman
Ya a keg will naturally prime as well like I...

Ya a keg will naturally prime as well like I suggested but if you can force carb it in a few days I'm not sure what the issue is really:confused:

Take a keg off the tap, force carb the one you...
Forum: Introductions 08-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By duboman
+1 Take a reading with a hydrometer, you'll be...

+1
Take a reading with a hydrometer, you'll be surprised:)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By duboman
DOH! :mug:

DOH!
:mug:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2014, 09:30 PM
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Views: 507
Posted By duboman
If you have the ability to keep the bottles at...

If you have the ability to keep the bottles at 75-80oF they should be perfectly carbonated in 7-10 days easily with proper amount of priming sugar.
Forum: Introductions 08-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By duboman
Have you calibrated your thermometer and...

Have you calibrated your thermometer and hydrometer? Are you correcting for temperature? Are you rehydrating your dry yeast or making starters if using liquid strains?

FG per recipe is a crap...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By duboman
Dropping the mash temp will not change the OG but...

Dropping the mash temp will not change the OG but it most likely will have greater attenuation so the FG will be lower, raising your ABV once complete.

Yes you should be able to play with the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By duboman
Advice for Original Recipe

Personally I would drop the cars pils and reduce the crystal to 8 oz and maybe add in some Vienna or Munich malt.

I would mash at 148 for a dryer finish and I don't see any problems with your hop...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By duboman
Strike temp is determined by the temp of the...

Strike temp is determined by the temp of the grain and amount, the temp of the tun and the temp you ultimately want to mash at as well as the ratio of water you use, it's not as simple as you are...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-20-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By duboman
Even with new seals the metal swings sometime...

Even with new seals the metal swings sometime stretch out, you can try to double up the seals or even put a bit of keg lube on it before you snap it shut.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-20-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,419
Posted By duboman
What type of bugs are you speaking of, Belgian...

What type of bugs are you speaking of, Belgian strains of yeast are not wild strains in many cases and they are certainly not bacterias like lacto or pedio. In fact some of the Belgian brewers don't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By duboman
Take a final gravity reading a few days prior to...

Take a final gravity reading a few days prior to bottling and then again at bottling, if there was no change in readings then you know the beer is ready to package.

Try to weigh out your priming...
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