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Old 02-11-2013, 03:51 AM   #241
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Has anyone tried Brown sugar?


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Old 02-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #242
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Bump.

Just wondering if using Brown sugar would be beneficial in keeping the yeasties working in the high acidity?


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Old 02-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #243
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hadn't thought of that.... hmm... worth a try?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:50 AM   #244
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I only have a few brews under my belt, but I plan to try this next. Do you think if I used Brown sugar, I would get some off flavors?
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #245
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I tried this one today. I followed the recipe exactly as listed, using great value concentrate from wally world. 7 lemon, 3 lime. I added water to 6 gallons. My question is. What is your OG when you make this? Mine was 1.130, does that seem high to you?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:47 AM   #246
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should be around 1.112
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:33 PM   #247
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48 hours later.....No action.

I popped the top on the bucket, and I looked like the yeast was floating on top. So, I gave it a good stir and put the top back on.

Any idea's?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #248
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Got the stuff for this today. Following the OP recipe exactly. Don't have any yeast nutrient, just energizer, so I'll have to pick some up. I'm putting this into two 3 gal containers (they are actually 4 gal, but 3 gaal in each). Can I put 1/2 yeast pkt in each or should I use a pkt. each, and put the full nutrient and energizer in each just to be safe or 1/2 those too?
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:16 AM   #249
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From experience I tried a full pack of yeast and it wouldn't take off. I'd make a starter with sugar (I also threw in apple juice) and after that gets going add about 100ml of the recipe ingredients at a time every couple hours. After you get a litre or so and it's going good, then add it to your primary. Just pitching the yeast seems to be a hard if not impossible go for them lil buggers.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:18 AM   #250
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