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  1. Alemaker

    Natural Gas hose and fittings

    Thanks! Looks like this is the one, unless anyone else has cheaper sources.
  2. Alemaker

    Natural Gas hose and fittings

    Been a number of years since I posted here (or brewed for that matter). I'm wanting to take my single tier system from propane to natural gas. I have a 1/2 ball valve ready for me to use on the back patio, so I need a hose and some QD fittings. This stuff is crazy expensive for what it...
  3. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    Read post #9. That info came from Danstar. They know a thing or two about dry yeast.
  4. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    It didn't last too long. We finished it off pretty quickly. I didn't notice any "bad" flavors, but I do think I ended up with two different beers. Not by much, and not in a bad way, but they were just a little different. I wouldn't call one half better than the other. I suspect that if it...
  5. Alemaker

    Copper immersion chiller froze...

    That's similar to what I was doing, except I recirculated ice water through the immersion chiller once I got the temp down some with tap water. I've always been concerned about cleaning a plate chiller and getting it clogged up with hop pellets. I know people say this really isn't a problem...
  6. Alemaker

    Copper immersion chiller froze...

    Well, I took a bit of time off of homebrewing, and I left my copper wort chiller outside with water in it. Apparently, last winter it froze. There were four places that had ruptures, so I cut those out and was planning on soldering it back together again. It's in several pieces now. This...
  7. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    Not going to be able to do a real side by side test until it's chilled and carbed. I'll do that this weekend. Didn't notice any apple or rust flavors.
  8. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    Finally got around to testing the O2 +AE batch again. Gravity was 1.010. Perfect. The taste? Fantastic. I can't taste any cardboard or other off flavors. I actually think it's better than the other one. I'm guessing since it had some more conditioning time vs the AE only batch which...
  9. Alemaker

    Brewtarget 1.2.2 - Free Open Source Brewing Software

    Maybe run ldconfig?
  10. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    Actually, adjusted for temp, the FG is closer to 1.010. That's exactly what I was shooting for.
  11. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    Looks like I've stopped at 1.009! Sample tastes good. It's getting kegged tomorrow. I'll have to wait a few more days for the half I oxygenated. I did taste a sample of that one, and couldn't tell much difference between the two. It's hard to tell since it's a few days behind the other. At...
  12. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    Well, that is what I want to find out. If it is oxidized pretty bad, I'll at least have a good reference point for what oxidized beer tastes like. I've never had any oxidized that I know of, even though I've made every mistake known to brewers over the years. The latter is what makes me...
  13. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    I suppose you could stop it that way, but I'm just going to ride it out until it stops dropping, which I think it pretty much already has. I just got the AE from the LHBS. One teaspoon per 5 gallons.
  14. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    Looks like fermentation is about wrapped up on the AE carboy. The gravity is reading at about 1.011. I'm thinking it will probably end up near 1.008 or 1.009. Added AE to the carboy that I oxygenated. Interestingly, the samples tasted thinner when the beer was at 1.020.
  15. Alemaker

    Nottingham question

    OK. I'm going to call this my fault. The yeast is very alive and active after adding some amylase. My mash temps have to be at fault.
  16. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    The O2 half still shows no activity. I'm going to say that O2 was ineffective at restarting this fermentation. I guess I'm convinced that I've got a mash temperature problem. This was only the second time brewing with this mash tun, so it looks like I've got some tuning to do. If the AE half...
  17. Alemaker

    My stuck ferment...I'm going to experiment

    I'd read that amylase takes a while to work, but I sure did get a lot of activity pretty quickly. I've been reading some posts here from those who have used amylase and it seems like nobody's getting lower gravities than they wanted (unlike beano). It appears that amylase is a pretty selective...
  18. Alemaker

    All my beers have....

    Any way you can get a sample to someone knowledgeable about beer flavors? What tastes to you like cardboard may be described as something else by another person.
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