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Old 12-18-2011, 09:08 AM   #71
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75 is too hot for Nottingham. 72 should be the max and ideally below 70.

Also if the apartment is at 75, the beer could be above 80 easily.



 
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:19 AM   #72
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The temp in this place has been at least 75f. Having things too hot has never been an issue before! This is why I'm thinking it is at least an issue, if not the culprit.



 
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:16 PM   #73
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Build a temperature-controlled fermentation chamber in some unused corner. Lots of builds on this forum you can copy.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:12 AM   #74
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The temp in this place has been at least 75f. Having things too hot has never been an issue before! This is why I'm thinking it is at least an issue, if not the culprit.
Do you re-hydrate your yeast ? I would not, given this problem.

My suggestion is to throw out any suspect plastic items such as fermentor, airlocks, auto-syphons (if you use one to transfer to the fermentor)

Use star-san at regular strength and DO NOT rinse it off.

I turn my fermentor sideways (better bottle) about 1/4 filled and rotate it about 90 degrees every 10 minutes or so. I also splash the star-san all over in there to make sure all surfaces are sanitized.

My guess is it is brewing practices and not the water.

Try this (above) and if it does not work THEN it IS your water.


On another note:

I have well water with high iron content and cannot use it. It sucks to have to buy 10 gal of water every brew day, but for $10 or so, you know the beer will come out good. Cost for my average 5 gallon all grain batch is about $30 but that's still about $.54 per beer. Cheaper than going out where I pay $4-5 in my area at the clubs. Good luck !
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:31 AM   #75
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Thanks for the thoughts Erok,
My recent issues may VERY well be brewing practice, but it is not sanitation. I seriously question the water in this place (as noted) but I'm now thinking the temp of this place is likely more my issue. Not a problem I've had before. I have a few brews on the go and have been leaving the windows open to lower the temp. Will see and will let you know how things work out. With the thermostat off and window open the temp was 19c when I got home from work. Still a bit high but better then the 24c my apartment seems to rest at.

Thanks again and happy brewing.

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:37 AM   #76
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Also Erok, a pint around these parts is $6.75!!! I was used to $4 or $5 and didn't expect the price of beer to go up when I shifted Provinces.

I will be happy to haul water in the new year, I pick up my truck over Christmas!



 
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