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  1. RandalG

    Missing mash temp and og.

    I've been missing my mash temp lately and was wondering if it's due to how old my igloo cooler mash tun is? It's about nine years old and I'm not sure if they wear out over time. I use beersmith and an online calculator Brew 365 Mash & Sparge Water Calculator. I used to be right on all the time...
  2. RandalG

    Fixing leak in keg system

    Hello all, I changed the tank on my 2 keg system yesterday and today it's empty. Anyone have a fast and easy method for finding the leak? Thanks, Randal
  3. RandalG

    Wyeast 1968

    Thanks guys.
  4. RandalG

    Wyeast 1968

    First time using this yeast. I made a starter and today in the morning there was some krausen but when I got home it pretty much dropped and is swirling around the bottom clumped together. Is that normal? I've never had a starter do that before.
  5. RandalG

    First Protein Rest

    Thanks man. That was easy enough. :mug:
  6. RandalG

    First Protein Rest

    Hey Guys, So I'm doing a Maibock tomorrow and I was going to try and do my first protein rest. 16 lbs. of Pilsner malt. I have beer smith which told to use 20 qts. of water @ 129.3 degrees to hit 122 degrees for the rest and then heat to 154. The thing is my mash tun is an igloo cooler so I...
  7. RandalG

    S-O5 Yeast ?

    Thanks for the replies. I'm used to using starters so they usually take off within 8 hours or so. I have a fermentation chamber so I pitched at 68 and held it there. This morning it's bubbling away with an inch of krausen so it's all good. I guess I over reacted a little.
  8. RandalG

    S-O5 Yeast ?

    So I brewed a pumpkin ale that I've done several times in the past with no problems using S-05. It's been over 24 hours and very little activity in the fermenter. I rehydrated before pitching. Should I repitch another packet tomorrow or do you think it's too late. What do you guys think?
  9. RandalG

    fermentation ?

    The thing is I haven't added the watermelon juice yet which restarts the fermentaion so I was bit concerned about that. It only takes a day or two for the yeast to eat the sugar in the juice but still.
  10. RandalG

    fermentation ?

    So my fermentation chamber is full with a watermelon wheat 2 weeks in and an Octoberfast thats 1 week. I wanted to do a pumpkin ale this weekend but I'm worried about off flavors if I take one of them or leave the pumpkin out as the coolest part of my house is 70-72. What do you guys think?
  11. RandalG

    Barley Crusher Maintenance ( second time in 110 brews )

    The cleaning, taking a wire brush to the rollers and replacing the orings was a quick fix for me right now but I can see the writing on the wall. I think I'll start saving for a monster mill as a long term solution.
  12. RandalG

    Mised my og. What to add?

    I meant previous batches of other beers I usually end up topping off because I usually end up boiling off too much so I overshoot my og. But the last two times I made this beer for some reason it didn't boil off as much as usual so batch was weaker because of it. Next time I'll use less sparge...
  13. RandalG

    Mised my og. What to add?

    So in the future should I be checking my og at flameout? Normally I'm adding water to top up and dilute in the fermenter but for some reason I've been struggling to hit my og lately on this recipe the last couple of times I brewed it. I thought I had my boil off dialed in but on this recipe I...
  14. RandalG

    Mised my og. What to add?

    I did Biermuncher's Blue Balls recipe and missed my og by 6 gravity points so I was going to add some DME to bump it up. Question is what to add. I have some plain extra light I use for starters. Or I was going to pick up some wheat dme if you guys think that's better. It's a Belgian Wit so it's...
  15. RandalG

    S04 didn't finish...should I repitch

    Sample isn't bad. Just weak. Previously finished batches were at 1.015 or so. Mashed at 156.
  16. RandalG

    S04 didn't finish...should I repitch

    4# pilsner 2.5# vienna 2# munich 1# aromatic 1# carmel 20 .5# carapils .5# carmel 40 Starting OG was 1.056. Temp was steady at 68 in a chamber. Should I stir up the yeast let it warm and see what happens? Or I guess I can just drink it as a small beer.
  17. RandalG

    S04 didn't finish...should I repitch

    I'm doing Biermuncher's Octoberfast and after three weeks it's at 1.024. Should I let it go longer or repitch? I've read about how fast S04 is so I'm not sure if it's stuck or just not finished. Krausen dropped after about two days.
  18. RandalG

    S04 didn't finish...should I repitch

    I'm doing Biermuncher's Octoberfast and after three weeks it's at 1.024. Should I let it go longer or repitch? I've read about how fast S04 is so I'm not sure if it's stuck or just not finished. Krausen dropped after about two days.
  19. RandalG

    Light struck?

    So how long does it take to get light struck. I fermented a Reisling in a spare bedroom. Not in direct sunlight but not in a closet either. Probably for a little over a month in secondary. Was that a bad idea?
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