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  1. azbirazbira

    Dry hop on day 5 of fermentation

    Hello everyone. I am joining from Turkey. I've been making whole grain beer for many years. But I see myself at the beginning of the road. Because I have so much to learn. :) Now I want to ask you about one of them. I brewed a smash beer from my own grown cascade hops and poured it into the...
  2. FlyingWombat

    Guide on How to Culture Yeast

    Hey everyone, we created guides on how to culture yeast! The videos cover yeast harvesting, rinsing and culturing. If you have any questions or feedback for future videos would love to hear them. Also, if there are any other topic areas you would like us to cover, please tell us! Cheers.
  3. J

    Results of High Temp Optimal Kveik Yeast Ferment

    Doing a test batch of a Citra IPA using Lallemand Voss Kveik dry yeast at 96 to 99 degrees F. As you can see from my Ispindle, Red color is SG and Blue is Temp. Lallemand indicates that the optimal range is 35-40°C (95-104°F) The results are less than 24 hours. Cross referenced with my...
  4. B

    Replacing an air locking during feementation. Good or bad?

    Hello all, I am fermenting a Irish Blonde Ale with an OG of 1.052. I pitched the yeast at 71 Fahrenheit. The yeast became very active quickly. About 24 hours I had it pour into my airlock. I caught it happening pretty quickly and used a tube submerged in Star-San. My question is should I just...
  5. B

    residue in fermenter

    Hi, I recently brewed a Hefeweisen 12 BLG . I have a few mesh bags that I pour the wort through into the the fermenter. 100, 200 and 300micron and I have used each of them for different brews over time. I was noticing that it takes forever for the wort to separate from the mash and hops and...
  6. SnyderCider

    When to notice yeast

    So I started fermenting about 12 hours ago. And I know that it says 24-48 hours for the effects to happen but is it normal for the cider to look like nothings changed in that time? Just want to make sure I didn’t mess anything up in the process.
  7. A

    IPA trouble getting dry hops to settle, even with gelatin and cold crash

    Hey guys, I brewed an IPA and I´m currently on day 19 of fermentation. Its been cold crashed and gelatin for 4 days at 0-2 C*. My procedure for the gelatin was adding 1g of gelatin for every gallon of beer and 2oz of water for every gram of gelatin: came out to 10gr of gelatin in 20oz of water...
  8. M

    Double IPA just started fermenting but seems pretty violently

    Hi, I just brewed a double ipa last night and notice in the am everything seemed fine. I could hear it gurgle every couple of seconds. Fast forward to tonight and I see wort (or looks like sugar) coming out of the airlock. Please see picture. What should I do about this? Nothing, fill it up...
  9. F

    Fermentation control project

    I'm making my own fermentation control system. First part is done. Control cabinet for 3 tanks. STC-1000 for temperature control, red plugs for heating and blue plugs for chilling. Next i need to make small portable fridge tank for cold water. Heating will probably be with heat pads but mostly i...
  10. C

    For Sale Electric Herms Setup - Medford Oregon

    Are you ready to take your home brew to the next level? Here is a 10 gallon electric homebrew system, rolling rack, grainmill, pumps, 2 chillers, water purification. just a lot of stuff... including fermentation tank used to control temp for lagers, pills, ales etc. Cold crash like no other. ...
  11. N

    My cider stopped fermenting halfway

    Hi, i was wondering why my cider stopped (severely slowed down?) after 1 and a half weeks of fermenting. I tasted it and it wasnt strong at all, 6 percent max. Lots of sugar left aswell. I stirred it with a small spoon to get the yeast that lied on the bottom back up, put on the airlock and...
  12. Mistivor

    New Brewer Wanting Advice

    I started my first brew 1pm yesterday and today at 6am I've found that it's fizzing and a must is already starting to form. I got my brew set up on an air lock now. Is the speed in which my fermentation set a good thing or should I be worried? Full process: We started off with prepping some...
  13. B

    Fermenting in Keg Filtering

    Just switched 2 brews ago from fermenting in a fermonster to fermenting in kegs. The brews I have done have toasted great but I always seem to have small little pieces floating in the beer. Just doesn’t seem to clear like all previous brews in the fermonster. I cold crash to 40F for 3 days...
  14. benoj

    Irish Moss Krausen - Normal or something up?

    Hi, I brewed an Amber ale on Friday and everything seemed to go okay - in-fact I finally remembered to add some Irish moss that I have had and neglected on my last 5-6 batches (used it 1 time previously). After I cooled with my IC i noticed that there was some precipitate in the wort and...
  15. S

    Bohemian Lager stalled at 1.021?

    Last Saturday I brewed a German Pilsner, which I chilled to room temperature (67°F) and pitched my 1200ml starter of Wyeast Bohemian Lager which was also room temperature. OG was 1.043. After pitching the yeast I transferred the carboy to my Inkbird controlled fermenter and lowered the temp to...
  16. S

    Maybe it's too much honey

    I'm making my first batch of mead in a plastic jug with holes poked into the lid and a balloon stretched and taped with holes in the top to be sure it's a good seal, just to give you an idea with what I'm working with. Anyway, I made this fermentation 3 days ago and it's going strong, the jug is...
  17. J

    Stuck Fermentation... Help!

    So this is my 4th brew. The first two went swimmingly. The 3rd one I had an issue with the brew not reaching its FG and the same has happened on my 4th brew. The 3rd one I ended up throwing away so don't want to make the same mistake here.. I've done some research and I'm putting it down to...
  18. marlinmatt

    Oxygen Regulator

    This a super cool vintage regulator.works fine. Used to oxygenate. They don't make em like this anymore! $25, 15 to ship if needed. I'll refund excess shipping if post office offers cheaper option Thanks, Matt
  19. W

    A pressure controlled fermentation vessel?

    Hello everyone! I'm hope I'll be forgiven since i'm not brewing a standard brew. I'm working with milk... I know, right? Anywho, I was wondering if anyone knew how I may go about fermenting my milk in a pressurized canister that i could possible control? Don't want it exploding on me (Jesus...
  20. J

    Secondary Fermenting

    OK, so I hope I don't offend anyone with my idiocy but I have a question regarding secondary fermentation. After all there's no stupid questions right!.. I know secondary fermentation is a thing that many brewers do to acheieve a better clarity to the beer. My first ever brew, I seived the...