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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-05-2012, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Slobberchops
Contamination risk of pitching onto (used) yeast cake?

Hi,

I am brewing more frequently in order to ramp up for some beer competitions this summer. I have 10 gallons of IPA in 2 fermenters that I'm going to keg / bottle (5 gals per) this weekend. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Slobberchops
I might need to get that plastic one. I think I...

I might need to get that plastic one. I think I would break far fewer if they made a square hydrometer - most of my breakage has been a result of rolling.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,692
Posted By Slobberchops
Quit the kit sooner rather than later. There are...

Quit the kit sooner rather than later. There are so many free sources for recipes that you can use as a base and then riff off to make your own. I think software (Beersmith, Promash) is a great aid...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Slobberchops
Not aware of any plastic ones...they are cheap so...

Not aware of any plastic ones...they are cheap so you should replace the one you broke with 3 new ones.

In the past year my household has broken 4:

Wife: 2
5 y/o son: 1
Me: 1

But I'd...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,725
Posted By Slobberchops
From what I read, it seemed like the WI beer...

From what I read, it seemed like the WI beer distributors were driving the movement to preserve WI restrictions on homebrewing. Let's keep in mind that beer distributors have a special legal status,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-13-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By Slobberchops
Thanks for the advice. After I read your message...

Thanks for the advice. After I read your message and realized I'd pitched 7x the amount of yeast you use (at least - since I let it sit for a bit after pitching and before bottling) I ran home to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By Slobberchops
Sounds like I WAAAAY over-pitched then. 0.5 tsp...

Sounds like I WAAAAY over-pitched then. 0.5 tsp for 3 gallons would be 2.5g....corrected for my 2 gallon batch size would be 1.7g. And I pitched an entire packet of US05, which was 11.5g! Trying...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By Slobberchops
Thank you for your reply (I too chuckled - I am...

Thank you for your reply (I too chuckled - I am sadly no stranger to bottle bombs). Call me lazy, but measuring yeast into each bottle seemed like a lot of effort, so I pitched in a packet of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-12-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By Slobberchops
"yeast can't live in a high pressure environment" ?

So yesterday I made my first batch of home-made Root Beer, into which I pitched some US05 a couple of hours prior to bottling for carbonation. I read on a soda website...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Slobberchops
I brewed 10-gals; thinking I will do 5 gals with...

I brewed 10-gals; thinking I will do 5 gals with US05 and 5 with some sort of CA lager yeast (when I can find some). I'll let you know how both turn out.

Thanks
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Slobberchops
CA Common with ale yeast? What could go wrong?

Hi there,

I was planning on making my "Vienna Steam Lager," which is a CA Common with the addition of a high percentage of Vienna malt (recipe below). My question is this - what would happen if I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,287
Posted By Slobberchops
Good thread; I am having a similar issue. This...

Good thread; I am having a similar issue. This thread is making me want to toss my 3 plastic fermenters.

Like the OP, I have a batch that is gushing with several exploding. Unfortunately, I have...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 253,201
Posted By Slobberchops
I love this method - I did it over the weekend...

I love this method - I did it over the weekend and it was easy and hassle free. And it appears to have been quite effective.

My only two set-backs were that I did seem to lose some carbonation,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Slobberchops
Yeast rafts...

Revvy - just read some of your other threads. In addition to a lot of foam, I get "yeast rafts" suspended in the beer after I pour.

As I said in the OP, the gushing seems stir up yeast from the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Slobberchops
They'd been in the fridge for a few days.

They'd been in the fridge for a few days.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Slobberchops
Gushers from bottling dregs? Or infection?

Hi there,

I opened up a couple bottles of Dark Belgian Ale I brewed to get...gushers. The beer had probably been in the bottle about 3-4 weeks.

My question is this - when I bottled, I got a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-29-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Slobberchops
Pumpkin ale as a 21B Christmas Beer?

I brewed a pumpkin ale loosely patterned after Southern Tier PumKING and plan to enter it into a local charity competition. The question I have is which BJCP category to enter it in? Must it be a...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-18-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,008
Posted By Slobberchops
@Oldmate - thanks! I ended heating 1 gallon to...

@Oldmate - thanks! I ended heating 1 gallon to about 190, adding my sugar, and then mixing with the other 4 gallons and pitching. It is beating out a tympani beat in my basement and I've got my...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-17-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,008
Posted By Slobberchops
Thanks for the help! Everything is underway...

Thanks for the help! Everything is underway...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-13-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,008
Posted By Slobberchops
Boil my brown sugar? 1st time cider-er

Hi there,

I have a dozen or so batches of homebrew under my belt, and am about to try my 1st batch of cider and have a couple of questions for those more accomplished than me. I am considering...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Slobberchops
That might be the ticket for me. I fill my...

That might be the ticket for me. I fill my bottling bucket with sanitizer and run sanitizer through my racking cane and tubing, but I have noticed some dinginess in my tubing. And my procedure...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Slobberchops
Something wrong with my hops, or with my technique?

Hi,

I've been brewing since about November, and have just started brewing all-grain. And I've got a problem I'm looking for some help in diagnosing.

Recently, I brewed an AG IPA and I'm...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 07-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,515
Posted By Slobberchops
"T" Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Specialty grain (all 175 deg for 60 min):
-- 5 lbs Belgian Pils
-- 1/2 lb Belgian Aromatic

Malt:
-- 4.5 lbs light dry extract (60 min)
-- 2.5 lbs cane sugar (60 min)

Hops:
-- 1 oz...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By Slobberchops
I am pretty new to homebrewing, so this wouldn't...

I am pretty new to homebrewing, so this wouldn't have occurred to me this year, but will definitely pursue for next year. Already have cultures of WLP001, Wyeast 1056, Wyeast 3333, and Wyeast 2565...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-18-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By Slobberchops
Mail order yeast in summer = bad idea?

My last Northern Brewer order included 2 liquid yeast packages - one vial of White Labs and one smack-pack of Wyeast. I had some trouble with both.

I pitched the White Labs directly into the...
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