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    Upgrading propane setup vs switching to electric all in one

    So whoever wired the service initially installed a 50 amp plug on the 30 amp breaker. I need to double check, but I believe they used a smaller gauged wire as well. Worst case I’ll have to run a new line as well. Are you sure that breaker you linked is GFCI? I didn’t see that in the description...
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    Upgrading propane setup vs switching to electric all in one

    I have been looking into immersion heat sticks. I’m almost definitely going with the Brewzilla and I was looking at ways to heat up sparge water. Do you think the HotRod is worth the added expense over cheaper heat sticks?
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    Upgrading propane setup vs switching to electric all in one

    I am trying to decide what my next upgrade for my hot side should be. I currently have a 5 gallon BIAB set up with an 11 gallon bayou classic kettles and a bayou burner. I store my gear in my barn, but brew on my front porch so I have to lug everything out and set it up the night before so I can...
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    Grain mill not crushing weyermann malt

    I did read through that thread, but my issue has only been with this one specific grain. It hasn’t been an issue with the same mill gap for other grain bills. I was just curious if anyone has experienced the same thing with that malt.
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    Grain mill not crushing weyermann malt

    That’s what’s so weird, the rollers were spinning and some grain was coming through and getting crushed. I’ve had the mill not catch before, but nothing would come through at all.
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    Grain mill not crushing weyermann malt

    So I’ve had a Barley Crusher for about two years now. I’ve had a couple minor issues with it, but nothing that wasn’t easily fixable by readjusting the gap or cleaning the rollers. I recently purchased a sack of Weyermann Barke Pilsner and I’ve made 2 batches with it. Both times I tried to mill...
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    I’d definitely purchase the 308 WiFi version. Thanks for the discount!
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    Persistent off flavor and complete loss of hop flavor

    So I went back and tasted the beer again yesterday and it actually tasted very good and the off flavor was not present at all. I think I may have just tasted it too early (after only 3 days into fermentation) and was possibly tasting acetyldehyde. I’m guessing the cause of my issues was in fact...
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    Persistent off flavor and complete loss of hop flavor

    Thanks for the detailed response! The fermenters I’m using are glass carboys, the one that previously had kombucha in it is an hdpe conical and hasn’t been used for any clean beers. The dried kveik was what I used for the first 3 batches then I got a fresh pack of wlp088 London Fog for the...
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    Persistent off flavor and complete loss of hop flavor

    I’ve been having issues for the last 4 batches I’ve brewed. All 4 have been IPAs that I have had to dump. I haven’t changed anything in my process and have made tons of great IPAs in the past. The best way I can describe the off flavor is tartness, maybe green apple, but it only gets more...
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    Off flavor from dried kveik

    Nope, different hops each time.
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    Off flavor from dried kveik

    I’ve definitely heard that some kveiks finish with a lower pH. But my concern is that it’s not only tart but the hop flavors are completely gone. I recently made another batch and fermented with White Labs London Fog and got the same results. Smelled great and normal for 2 days, then completely...
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    Off flavor from dried kveik

    Yea the three bad batches were from dried yeast. The original batches that I dried the yeast from were both very good with no off flavors.
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    Off flavor from dried kveik

    That’s my next step for sure. I’m going to clean my carboy then bleach it just to be safe and try a normal ale strain. I was just hoping to figure out what went wrong with the dried kveik so I can continue using it in the future.
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    Off flavor from dried kveik

    I’ve been having troubles with a consistent off flavor with 2 different kveik strains that I have used then dried from 2 sources. I’m not quite sure how to describe the flavor. It’s a bit tart and kind of cidery but not acetyldehyde - green apple flavor. Another thing to mention is that they...
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    Testing the limits of Hornindal

    I decided to wait since fermentation ramped up pretty quickly. I just tossed the starter in a mason jar and put it in the fridge. I still have 140g dried from my first yeast cake. I took a gravity reading 2 days after fermentation started. The krausen had fallen, but the beer was still pretty...
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    Help on a cereal stout

    I feel like adding it post boil will be kinda messy. The cereal will break down and make super cloudy beer best case scenario. Why don’t you try adding it in the mash and taste the wort before/during fermentation and if you think it needs more cereal flavor you can always add it then.
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