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  1. Brewer_Dad

    Dry Hopping in pressured fermenter.

    Hi all, I want to pick your brain regarding dry hopping. Log post coming. TL : DR: best way to avoid oxidation in fermzilla, which sits at 10PSI at the moment. I ferment in fermzilla fermenters, and currently I have an IPA that has stopped fermenting and I want to dry hop. I usually put a hop...
  2. Brewer_Dad

    Pitching temperature and no fermentation.

    Hi all, long time lurker…I had an issue with my thermometer and pitched the yeast at 45C (110F). Safale US05. I put it the fermentation fridge and now sits at 18C (65F) 30 hours later, no signs of activity. All the yeast sits at the bottom of the fermenter. No changes in the gravity either (I...
  3. Brewer_Dad

    Carbonation choices

    Hi all... So, new to kegging. First was set it and forget it, took a couple of weeks but turned fine. Second was forced carbed 2 days ago, a disaster, but could save it thanks to this https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads/overcarbed-keg-heres-an-instant-solution.127655/page-2 Now I want to try...
  4. Brewer_Dad

    Kegging 101 for newbie

    Hi all, I want to pick your brain...and warn you about a long post coming. I've read all that has to be read about kegging and carbonating, both regular and forced; I was finally able to buy a couple of 5gal kegs, as well as 2 Co2 tanks (20lb for carbonating and purging, 5lbs for the keezer I'm...
  5. Brewer_Dad

    Horrible mistake...or not?

    I brewed an Irish Red Ale one week ago. I got an OG of 1.052. one week later, it's in 1.020. it's been fermenting @67F. I know this could be normal for a low attenuation yeast like Windsor. But that is not the problem... I usually reach FG in one week, so I readied the gelatin clarifier...and...
  6. Brewer_Dad

    Kegging 101.

    Hi all, I usually brew 5gal batches, I really love the process but I hate bottling. This Friday I Bottled a batch of APA and I ran into an issue with the hose I used and the bottles ended up with a lot of foam when I filled them. Not expecting anything good from that batch. Also I got an AF...
  7. Brewer_Dad

    Fermentation chamber DIY

    Hi, I just got a minifrige and I'll use it as a fermentation chamber during summer. It fits my 5gal fermenter perfectly: I will use an inkbird thermostat and a heating pad. The thing is that I need to get two cables into the fridge and I don't want to leave much space in the door isolation...
  8. Brewer_Dad

    Opinions on brew setup design

    Hi All, I'm currently brewing 5 gal batch, in a double burner on a stainless steel rack, and I chill with an immersion Chiller. I just got me an Anvil Foundry (10.5gal) and a counterflow wort Chiller, and I will sell my current setup. I want to setup a stand for my new brewing equipment, for...
  9. Brewer_Dad

    Yeasty smell

    Hi all, I brewed an American IPA as follows: - Fermented @[email protected] for a week until it reached FG. - switched to a 2nd fermenter and cold crashed for a week. - primed and let it sit for a week. It's been 3 weeks since I brewed it. I just couldn't wait and put one to the fridge and now I'm...
  10. Brewer_Dad

    So...any recommendations?

    Hi, I've only brewed known recipes, I've never created one from scratch. This is my current stock, any recommendations on hops combinations? Aiming for something hoppy and fresh for the hot days to come. I will get extra grain...
  11. Brewer_Dad

    FG after 5 days...

    Case study! Friday night I made 2 batches. An American IPA (OG 1055) and a Golden Ale (OG 1048). Both 5 gal. Today while I was adding the dry hop I took a density reading and the IPA was at 1005 (the recipe says 1010) and the Golden at 1008 (the recipe says 1011). Has anyone achieved FG so...
  12. Brewer_Dad

    Batch size for 20lt fermenter

    Hi all, I got these new fermenters I haven't used them yet. They are marked at 20lt (5 gallon ish). What's the recommended batch size to allow the fermentation and krause to develop safely without risking it to clog the airlock? I think 17.5-18lt would be a safe bet... EDIT: To provide more...
  13. Brewer_Dad

    Storing milled grain

    Hi all, I bought a mill and I'm starting to mill my grain. I get nice results, but I'm wondering how long I can store the milled grain. I milled what I need for a 5 gal. Batch on Friday night but I had a power problem at home and I can't brew until next Friday (Thursday, if I'm lucky)...I put...
  14. Brewer_Dad

    Estimating FG...

    Hi all, I'm new to all grain brewing, and I ran into an issue with my last batch. I measured the pre boil gravity, but during the boil I was cleaning my workshop and accidentally broke my hydrometer...so I just finished the boil according to the time in the recipe, and now I have the density...
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