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Old 08-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Recipe for and ESB styled beer. yet yeast washing was not correct, had no life in started after fourteen hours so I added yeast from previous brew, from bottle, Irish Ale in a coffee stout, the rest is in recipe. Love to hear some comments.


5 lbs 5 oz Pale Malt
4 oz Carmamel 20
4 oz Munich
2 oz Roasted Barley

Mash 155 for one hour
Mash out 170 for ten minutes

.5 oz Brewer’s gold 60 min.
.5 oz Brewer’s gold 30 min
.5 oz Northern brewer flame out

Northwest Ale yeast third generation. (did not wash yeast right. After twelve hours starter no sign of life. Re pitched with irish ale from bottle of espresso stout.)

New starter was ready in eight hours. pitched into wort. Fermentation in ten hours, 24 hours still fermenting three days. Huge yeast cake.


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Old 08-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Almost two weeks still showing signs of fermentation and huge ass yeast cake. No gravity reading yet. Waiting until two week mark.


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Old 08-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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Ok two week mark. 1.005, way dry. fearing, like usual infection. Top of brew has pollen like yellow floaties. Looks like yeast, but no ever scene before. not krausen. Just like pollen on a puddle. any further thoughts please. taste seems right.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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Still off gassing after a month is this normal?


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