Never been so discouraged about homebrew (need some encouragement) - Page 11 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Never been so discouraged about homebrew (need some encouragement)

Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #101
LLBeanJ's Avatar
Feb 2012
Windsor, CO
Posts: 2,680
Liked 601 Times on 441 Posts

Originally Posted by jbsg02 View Post
Was this the thermometer?

This is the one I have and I'd hate for this to not be accurate either!
That's the one I use. I've used it along side a dial thermometer and found that it is accurate throughout its range.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #102
Cape Brewing
DOH!!! Stupid brewing...
Cape Brewing's Avatar
May 2008
Norton, MA
Posts: 13,640
Liked 900 Times on 712 Posts

wow... that was a lotta reading.

I know how frustrating it can be. I almost quit brewing about a year and a half ago because I was getting an off-flavor on my new rig that I couldn't find (and I still get a ton of crap about it from my dear "friends"!!!) It is insanely frustrating though.

I dunno... my two cents is on the only thing I haven't seen anyone mention (maybe I missed it) is your kegs. Are you occasionally completely breaking down your kegs (removing dip-tubes, removed o-rings, etc) and giving them a good cleaning... and THEN a good SANITIZING? (cleaning and sanitizing aren't the same thing). It is really easy to get a bug in a keg and I think a basic infection will toss off all sorts of off-flavors.

I think your current hefe might be a good test case... if it tastes ok now... give it another couple weeks and see if it still tastes ok. If it does... it's probably not a keg issue. If it doesn't... then you may have found your culprit.

Good luck though... trust me, once you find it, it's going to be awesome to brew again.
Why the eff not... everyone else is starting a nano!!! I wanna!!!

Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
I'm pretty much a douche in real life, too.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My first homebrew MagicalBeerMan General Beer Discussion 11 01-14-2012 12:16 AM
Old Homebrew Slowfro General Beer Discussion 14 03-04-2011 12:00 AM
First Competition Results: Discouraged Lodovico General Beer Discussion 70 02-09-2010 08:05 PM
thank god for homebrew!!!! lpdb185 General Beer Discussion 7 01-16-2010 05:11 AM
Not so discouraged anymore quickerNu General Beer Discussion 25 08-05-2009 03:24 PM

Forum Jump