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  1. Ridenour64

    Vacuuming oxygen from a sight glass on conical fermenter

    A lot of people put a similar sight glass /butterfly set up on one of the tri clamp ports on top of the conical/ unitank for this purpose. The best way to dry hop IMO.
  2. Ridenour64

    Just realized, I hopped a 10 gallon NEIPA with only 5 gallons worth of hops! DOH!

    I just made a hazy IPA and I added 22 OZ of dry hop into a 10 gallon batch. I added the hops to the fermenter prior to transferring the wort and pitching yeast. Like you, I have no way to do an oxygen free dry hop. So yes, I would say add more dry hop. May not be the same result as the full...
  3. Ridenour64

    Ohio Cleveland Ohio

    Welcome to the hobby. I’ve been brewing for a few years now and am still enjoying it as much as when I started. I just read your post about a starter. Good luck on your brew day!
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    DON'T worry . . .

    I’m glad I read through it was worth the laugh. Thanks for sharing. I kept thinking to myself how thankful I am for BIAB.
  5. Ridenour64

    Stainless CFC Choices

    @eric19312 what are your thoughts on this chiller after a few months of use? I’m considering the stout as well. I have a stainless Hydra currently.
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    Post your infection

    I have a hard time with thinking that it’s the boiling in the flask. This is how I’ve always done it. This time I boiled for 30 minutes. I also switched from the bottle of star San (mixed with RO maybe a month back?) back to rubbing alcohol (I’ve used this for every starter I’ve ever made prior...
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    Post your infection

    Was the cry face for my choice of yeast? I’ve read a bit of criticism about it but my local home Brew store doesn’t have the greatest selection. The funnel strainer is for a future effort at an all grain starter. After the mash, I will funnel strain the wort into the flask pre boil. Dog hair...
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    Post your infection

    I think it was off, and had been off for a while at that time (stir plate). It was 1 pack of yeast to 4L of wort. But yeah it really took off. Pitched at maybe 11PM and the bubbles were rising like that in the morning. It was a 200 billion cell pack. I honestly didn’t shake at all to add oxygen...
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    Post your infection

    This one was imperial A38 Juice. Took off quick and strong. You say go for it even with the confirmed hair? I’m almost certain that hair was boiled though. Smells good. Haven’t tasted
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    Post your infection

    I feel like I’m taking over thing thread, but this is clearly infected right?
  11. Ridenour64

    Post your infection

    I thought I was serious about about cleaning / sanitizing sounds like you guys are levels above me. So what would you guys recommend here. Is a starter with a confirmed piece of hair a dumper? Wait and see?
  12. Ridenour64

    Post your infection

    I’m brewing on a electric /220V system. I also have a detached garage on a house that I don’t planning staying in forever so I don’t think it’s worth it to make a run to the garage. I would love to brew in my garage and away from pets. I have thought about buying a propane setup until I move to...
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    Post your infection

    It’s just sitting there, looking at me. 🤣
  14. Ridenour64

    Post your infection

    I’m using a wilser bag on a 8QT pot. Not sure if the hair can squeeze through the bag or maybe before / after the bag is placed or pulled. So frustrating. I take brew days very seriously lol. Fresh shower, clothes, hair free 😂. I guess I need to start doing this for starter day too. I also have...
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    Post your infection

    So this one is creating larger bubbles as well that stick around for a while but then burst. I’m wondering if it’s just because the stir bar is brining all the small bubbles to the center and causing them to combine into what’s seen. I’m fairly confident that the only opportunity for hair to...
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    Post your infection

    I just made a new starter last night and went down this morning and saw 2 pieces of my dogs hair on it. I can’t win.
  17. Ridenour64

    Expired dry yeast - Kolsch

    Does anyone have a source that discusses starters with dry yeast. Not text from “Yeast”, but actual studies they are referring to? If following pitch calculators, I can’t see how buying multiple packs of dry yeast makes economical sense. Sure there is a convenience factor. I have always made...
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    Post your infection

    it’s back at it. Yeah that looks gross.
  19. Ridenour64

    Post your infection

    That was a fresh pack of WLP066. But yeah maybe I should have boiled longer. So I ordered a wilser bag for my small (maybe 2 gallon) kitchen pot. I have my grain mill cranked down really as far down as it will go (a credit card will squeeze through). It’s kinda disturbing to me how much flour...
  20. Ridenour64

    Post your infection

    Not really. During the active boiling of the wort I leave the top of the flask uncovered because of the positive pressure, nothing would fall in (at least that’s what I thought.) after, I cover in foil and put it in a bucket with ice and water. After the cooling, I remove the foil and pitched...
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