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Old 09-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #2121
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^^^ very nice! Just brewwed this for the first time. Had 2 stuck sparges, melted the sight tube on my kettle, burned my hands twice, missed my strike temp., so frustrated by the end of the night didn't even check my numbers... hope it comes out alright and planning a redo this weekend .

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #2122
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Here's my latest. 3rd time brewing this. 6# 2 row, 2# corn, 2# rice. Magnum to bitter. After 3 weeks in keg taste 100% better than after 1st week. Nevrr had a beer mellow so much, so fast. What was an ok beer turned into one I am really proud of and will continue to brew as is.
Yup... This one has something magical happen around the 3-4 week mark. Like turning on a light; one day its a disappointment, the next day it's a totally different story.

 
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #2123
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I'm a bit perplexed... Im currently at two weeks in primary. I took a reading last Monday and it was .007. Took one today and its .006 so I think fermentation is done; however, there's still a thin layer of yeast on top. Did a diacetyl test by heating to 150 degrees and I get buttery corn. Not sure if I should plan on bottling this weekend or waiting until next (would give it 4 weeks in primary). Any thoughts??

 
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #2124
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If you're still dropping points then fermentation is still happening. That being said, .006 is really low if it keeps dropping I would suspect an infection. I would give it a couple more days and test the gravity again. If the reading is stable you can cold crash it in a fridge if you have the capability, transfer to secondary, or just let it sit another week or two (or more) until the yeast drops out to the point your happy with the clarity.

 
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #2125
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^^^ very nice! Just brewwed this for the first time. Had 2 stuck sparges, melted the sight tube on my kettle, burned my hands twice, missed my strike temp., so frustrated by the end of the night didn't even check my numbers... hope it comes out alright and planning a redo this weekend .
That happened to me B4. Sucks. The reward is coming :-)

 
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #2126
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That happened to me B4. Sucks. The reward is coming :-)
I hope so.. thanks

 
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:23 PM   #2127
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^^^ very nice! Just brewwed this for the first time. Had 2 stuck sparges, melted the sight tube on my kettle, burned my hands twice, missed my strike temp., so frustrated by the end of the night didn't even check my numbers... hope it comes out alright and planning a redo this weekend .
missed strike temp probably will not matter . Just bandage up them hands and put some double sided tape on the bandage so you can grip your beer bottle .

I just opened one of these . Had 4 left . they are in bottle for probably 3 months I would guess . Maybe more . It was very good . Has a slight kind of citrus taste now .

EDIT: I have not had one stuck sparge ever since I started wraping my false bottom with a nylon paint strainer

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Old 09-19-2013, 01:47 AM   #2128
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I brewed my second Cream Ale two days ago.

5.5 # pale 2 row
One box instant grits
A container of leftover white rice from take out
A packet of deluxe rice with brown rice, wild rice and quinoa.

Williamette and Mt. Hood hops. 90 minute boil.

I used the Belgian trappist yeast and it's bubbling like crazy, with a delicious banana aroma.

 
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:25 PM   #2129
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I brewed my second Cream Ale two days ago.

5.5 # pale 2 row
One box instant grits
A container of leftover white rice from take out
A packet of deluxe rice with brown rice, wild rice and quinoa.

Williamette and Mt. Hood hops. 90 minute boil.

I used the Belgian trappist yeast and it's bubbling like crazy, with a delicious banana aroma.
very interesting . I would like to know if the brown and wild rice leave a flavor in the beer as I think they might . Both are very tasty rice . Please let us know when it is done

 
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:27 PM   #2130
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I just tried a bottle of my hopped up cream of three crops . 1 month in bottle and it is not too bad . Would have liked more hops I think . I really liked the Crystal Cream version I made.

 
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