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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2013, 02:55 AM
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Posted By argodzilla
Watered down

I made a light summer ale using pilsner extract 6 lbs, cascade hops and some coriander. I'm currently at 3.5 abv, after repitching stalled fermentation. The beer tastes like it had potential, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2013, 03:19 PM
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Views: 149
Posted By argodzilla
So, I did repitch with a nottingham ale yeast. I...

So, I did repitch with a nottingham ale yeast. I used a half of package and I probably should have used the whole package. Anyway, the beer is now at 1.015 or 3.3 abv. It tastes great, I am hoping...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2013, 05:27 PM
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Posted By argodzilla
Repitch?

Im starting to dread my own posts. They are a collection of stupid mistakes. So, i have a batch of a light ale. 6 lbs of pilsner extract with a bunch of cascade pitched with notorious (to me)...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
Middle of the living room benzy. I cover the...

Middle of the living room benzy. I cover the carboys with my sig others wind breakers. She doesn't like this at all.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
Sorry Maple, my 1098 was pitched at 68. From...

Sorry Maple, my 1098 was pitched at 68. From there, I realized my crystal therm sticker was placed too high on the carboy. Ambient room temp was 65, but it climbed to 69 as the day went along. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By argodzilla
STC 1000 has just been purchased and the...

STC 1000 has just been purchased and the significant other just rolled her eyes. :). I love it!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
Thanks a ton for all the solutions, i will...

Thanks a ton for all the solutions, i will explore them all. Another option i was thinking about was switching to some less sensitive yeast. The wyeast 1098, seems sensitive. Maybe, ill go back to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-16-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
Thanks Iowa, i was thinking along the same lines....

Thanks Iowa, i was thinking along the same lines.


Thanks everyone!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-16-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
Sadly I didn't know any better and bought a...

Sadly I didn't know any better and bought a single, not a dual controller.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-16-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
My concern is that if my freezer dips to say 54...

My concern is that if my freezer dips to say 54 during primary i may shutdown my fermentation early. Sounds like these lower end temps are still going to be my best bet.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-16-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
Sorry I was very confusing. The chest...

Sorry I was very confusing.

The chest freezer is in my barn. At night the temp goes down into the 30's and by morning the chest freezer is sitting at 57...I have seen this climb to 61 over the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-16-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By argodzilla
2 batches of beer ruined out of the last 4

I am very upset with my 50% success rate.

Fermentation temp is the culprit. During primary, the room ambient temp approached the high end of the yeasts fermentation range...I am guessing the beer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-13-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By argodzilla
I brewed is Saturday. It was at 65-68 all...

I brewed is Saturday. It was at 65-68 all night...about 2pm Sunday i noticed 69 and moved it to ferment chamber at 65. It's still going like crazy, so hopefully i didnt mess this beer up. Temp...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By argodzilla
Ok ...went with option 3 ...freezer fermentation...

Ok ...went with option 3 ...freezer fermentation chamber with Johnson temp controller set for 65.


Thanks!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By argodzilla
wyeast 1968

I have 2 beers, both in primary undergoing initial fermentation. One is a brown, one is a light pale ale. I' m at a bad place with the weather and temp. My options are 70 degree fermentation or 59...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By argodzilla
I found that its a #8-32x1/2 inch stainless...

I found that its a #8-32x1/2 inch stainless screw. Available at HD. I'm back in action!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By argodzilla
So the yeast appears to be fixing this beer. ...

So the yeast appears to be fixing this beer. Three weeks in an i see groups of tiny bubbles. I tasted it, and the horrible paint thinner chemical taste is almost completely gone. I am shocked i...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By argodzilla
Blichmann 15 gallon boilermaker problem

Hi,
So i have a problem. I had some trub in my little L shaped pipe that connects to my ball valve. So i washed it and left it sitting in some star san. Now the Allen screw is dissolved after 4...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By argodzilla
I used a recipe off beerrecipe.org. It said...

I used a recipe off beerrecipe.org.

It said to add 3.5 quarts of frozen blackberries to fermenter, before pitching to help cool the wort. I did.

I then pitched wyeast 3056 at 70.
So now when...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By argodzilla
Carboy temp was 65. My house temp was 62. I've...

Carboy temp was 65. My house temp was 62. I've adjusted to keep it at 65. I also pitched at 65. The yeast being used was safbrew wb-06.
The beer has ok flavor, but it has a very strong alcohol...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By argodzilla
So, my last brew (my third brew) is a...

So, my last brew (my third brew) is a dunkelweisen OG 1.086. I under pitched as I learned here. I racked to secondary and gave it a taste after 12 days. The air lock had been producing nice banana...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-07-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By argodzilla
So how did this turn out, oddly enough I seem to...

So how did this turn out, oddly enough I seem to following in your footprints here. Pitched the same yeast, at the same temp on the same kind of beer.

I'd be interested in knowing.


Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By argodzilla
Is it possible to ferment to long?

So I have a brown that I just racked from primary to secondary after 2 weeks in primary. I am going to leave it in secondary for a week and bottle next Saturday. If I decided to leave it for an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By argodzilla
1/2 krausen has formed, and we have a lot of CO2...

1/2 krausen has formed, and we have a lot of CO2 production. This went off a lot faster than my Noddy 2 weeks ago. Now I will check on it every few hours.
In the last few months I've missed a day...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By argodzilla
Anyone think I should pitch another dry pack...

Anyone think I should pitch another dry pack tomorrow, or am I better off letting it ride?


Thanks guys!
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