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    Tennessee Memphis Area - FastRack

    Dude I would gladly take the Grolsch Bottles and Mini Fridge! I'm in Arlington but would gladly travel to you. What part of town are you in?
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    First yeast cake pitch

    Glad to hear it turned out well.
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    First yeast cake pitch

    Never give up... I had a problem with my capper last time I bottled and the two batches I have coming up for bottling are going in flip tops and I'm saving to start up kegging... Look at it as a reason to get more equipment...
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    First yeast cake pitch

    Has anyone done an experiment of nibs with active fermentation vs without active... I think you'd get more flavor if you had them during active fermentation. So, WOULD you need to rerack over more nibs??? I actually screwed up last weekend and tried to sanitize with tequila, but it was...
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    First yeast cake pitch

    That should work honestly... And if the priming sugar doesn't ferment you'd know the yeast is exhausted and could then toss in a packet of US-05 or something and you'd have peace of mind then.
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    First yeast cake pitch

    Right on, mine tend to be like that too...
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    Online College Courses

    I did my Bachelor's of Science completely online. However, it was in IT/Programming so... Overall, the online thing was a pretty decent experience, gave me time to work fulltime and have a life. I actually graduated in like 3 1/4 years instead of 4. You get good teachers and bad still though i...
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    First yeast cake pitch

    My comment was meant as if it's 'too thick' for you at bottling you could try adjusting carbonation to give it a thinner feel. If you like low carb then go as you normally do. I think when you rack to secondary you'll see any extra fermentation that's going to happen if any. The 1.030 is from...
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    First yeast cake pitch

    Did you use any recipe software to calculate a FG? 1.030 seems high but a pound of lactose or other un-fermentables could be the culprit. Racking it onto nibs will rouse dormant yeast also, so you may see activity kick up a small amount and finish out drier. I wouldn't do any extra things like...
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    A little pissed off...

    I've had beers finish in that amount of time but I second Pappers and LLBeanJ... If you bring the temps back up and give the fermenter a nice swirl you'll see more activity if the yeast needs to pick back up. They won't have died or anything. And no it won't effect your carbonating unless you've...
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    So I did a thing...

    Bulked Up Mass... Always knew I was a B.U.M.
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    So I did a thing...

    I think Ed's Haus Pale would be a tasty one as well... Maybe Cheese's Caramel Vanilla Cream Ale for the ladies... Somehow my beers tend 7-9% ABV so I need to get some smaller beers made for those that aren't as... ahem... heavy as I.
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    So I did a thing...

    I just got back in to home brewing and it seems like there was always a post of someone that made it and now not so much, I guess I assumed, lol. I believe when I finally get a kegging system I'm going to do BM's centennial blonde.
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    So I did a thing...

    Who remembers EdWort's Apfelwein? I remember way back when it was all the rage and I remember my version didn't turn out. Well, I got a wild hair and decided to try again. This time I found that Kroger sells 100% HoneyCrisp applejuice from concentrate, unfiltered... Sure enough the ingredients...
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    First yeast cake pitch

    I just remembered a BrewingTV episode where he worked through some ways to warm a carboy... Just in case you wanted to try warmer ferm temps in the future.
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    First yeast cake pitch

    Yep... Tasty Tasty Brews...
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    First yeast cake pitch

    Exactly. I look at others experiences as advice and sort of a 'what to expect' and I've had a few times where no one seemed to have good outcomes with certain 'experiments' i tried and mine ended up fantastic. As long as you're happy with your beer and your process then someone can't say you're...
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    First yeast cake pitch

    I've done something similar in regards to pitching on yeast cakes. I Brewed a porter and used 1335, no starter just a very happy smack pack. The porter had a couple hours lag time before i saw good activity. I then brewed an Irish Red that kind of turned into a Wee Heavy that I pitched onto the...
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    Bottling or Keg System - When Do You Realize It's Time For An Upgrade?

    I've brewed countless batches and still bottle... Not because I prefer it... I'd actually prefer kegging as I can never quite nail bottle carbonation quite right (except with wheats). I've never had bottle bombs or nasty capping disasters and swing top bottles are just convenient. It's the move...
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