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    Filtering before primary - OG reading off!?

    I saw something else here... The fermentation has finally taken off! there is a good 1 1/2" layer of dense white foam on top... However, despite my experiences with this yeast, it is not 'going wild' in the broth... it rather sits on the bottom - well, what can I say? A true bottom fermenter I...
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    Filtering before primary - OG reading off!?

    Ok, after having it sit over night, there is absolutely no activity (Wyeast 2112 California Lager) whatsoever, maybe when I come back from work later there will be, maybe the yeasdt is just missing some extra nutrients... I know what you mean by the work thing gets in the way. I think I'll...
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    Filtering before primary - OG reading off!?

    Hi... Sorry, I think I haven't expressed myself clear enough... I filtered AFTER the boil to remove the remaining hops and hot break... And I meant colorwise a light beer - so the green comes out better... :-) I aimed at about 4.5% ABV but so far this would be a 1.5% ABV... Given my reading...
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    Filtering before primary - OG reading off!?

    Hey guys, this is my first post here - cheers to all! :mug: I've brewed quite a few beers so far, but I thought I'd try some other ideas... So I went to the next hardware store and got a 5 micron filter and filtered the wort right out of the kettle into the primary. Before the boil...
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