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    Brew day is exhausting!

    Over the years I did many things to reduce the work and time. First and foremost was going full volume BIAB. That cut a good 25% of time and at least 30% of the work. Then I bought a RV hose and filter and pour the water straight into the kettle. That saved hooking the whole house filter to a...
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    Brew day is exhausting!

    Full volume BIAB... went there 3 years ago?... never looked back.
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    No Safale dried... always been bullet proof
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    So brewed a beer last Sunday. I decided to do everything the same but one thing - use two packs of yeast. This time I read my numbers... everything is spot on. OG was right where it should be. Did everything exactly as the previous beers talked about in the thread... except I used two packs of...
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    And Carl said... "it ain't got no gas!!".... other two fellas "see what I mean, it's the simplest things first"

    Sorry... no metal shavings, I meant when I opened it up I was expecting metal shavings, but everything was fine
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    And Carl said... "it ain't got no gas!!".... other two fellas "see what I mean, it's the simplest things first"

    Slingblade is a must. Not just for the story, but the music and cinematography is unmatched. Here is the it aint got no gas scene...
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    And Carl said... "it ain't got no gas!!".... other two fellas "see what I mean, it's the simplest things first"

    For those who have seen Slingblade... you will know the scene. I needed Carl today, so I didn't look so stupid. I figured I had enough right kind of grains to make a Black IPA, that time of year. And I did. So I weigh it all out, and start crushing the grains... 'what the hell is happening...
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    What is getting me is the taste and quality of the beer. It is perfect. 2 of the 5 beers is a beer I have made probably 50 times, my own "Honey Pale Ale". I know this beer inside and out. And it taste exactly as it should, and the "buzz" ABV test is also as expected. Just not sure what is...
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    What I did differently with these last 5 batches was 1) I started using an RV inline filter. It is charcoal. One thing possible is I was not properly adjusting the flow (didn't know to restrict it) since I did this straight into the kettle immediately before heating.... it is possible chlorine...
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    It is an inline hose filter... reading up on this, since it goes through the filter very quickly it is highly likely it is not filtering out the chlorine very well, and certainly not chloramine. So the problem might not that it is filtering too good, but poorly. So it is also likely that there...
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    Holy crap why didn't I think of this?.... I am betting I know the answer. Several months ago I switched to an RV filter so I didn't have pre-filter water and lug around heavy buckets to pour into the kettle. (I have an aortic anuerysim - so heavy lifting is a no-no for me) I looked closer at the...
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    They tasted, looked and smelled exactly as they should have. And yes, I didn't track the gravities. And yes I am going to on the next one. I do not believe this is any kind of infection. As stated, all of the beers turned out exactly as if everything was normal. No off flavors, or aromas and...
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    excess c02... fermentation restart.... why is this happening all of a sudden?

    To note I have been brewing for years... have no idea... at least 500 brews by now. Anyway... the last 5 or 6 brews, not the same beer, not the same yeast. A month after brewing, a good 3 weeks past fermentation - and what is this? ... a 1/4" head and plenty of airlock activity. I cannot...
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