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  1. J

    Mead without an airlock?

    Hi everyone, I started my first batch of Meade yesterday, I have left it in a plastic bucket with a sealed lid but no airlock. Do I need to release the CO2 if so how often and does it matter if oxygen gets into the mixture? Many thanks, Josh
  2. Nate R

    Adding oxygen to yeast starters?

    Anybody ever add oxygen to their yeast starters? I know it makes a HUGE difference in turning wort into beer. Does it make a difference on a yeast starter with a stir plate? Assuming all best practices for cleaning, sanitizing, etc are followed, will it make a noticeable difference? My plan is...
  3. SmokeyRydr

    Cold crash suck-back volume estimate?

    is there any general guidance for the volume of gas being sucked back when cold crashing? E.g. if I have a 6.5g carboy and 5.5g of beer, and I cold crash from 68F to 35F, what volume of gas should I expect to suck-back? if this is pretty constant and predictable, I'd like to create a large...
  4. G

    Let's talk about Oxygen.

    So far, I have not oxygenated any of my beers. Seems to work okay. Using US-05 yeast either pitched fresh on new wort, or left in the trub and the next batch poured directly on it. I have even gone so far as to purge the fermenter with C02, thinking it was a good idea because Oxygen is the enemy...
  5. K

    Harder to get carbonation when using beergun with CO2

    Hi! Everytime I use my Beergun and give each bottle a good spray with CO2 before filling the beer, the carbonation take forever. Sometimes up to 3-4 months. I use the same amount of primer as I always do. The only differense is the lack of oxygen in the bottle. Is that the reason? Does anyone...
  6. Deadly-Ink

    Step feeding must vs oxygen "pollution"

    I’ve got a question I’m hoping can get answered by the wealth of knowledge stored here. I’ve started my first larger batch and I’m afraid I may have made a mistake. My first attempt was a single gallon, well over a year ago, that was about as basic as it gets and tasted harsh. Since that time I...
  7. sandphan

    Have I ruined my beer!? - secondary fermentation

    I recently started my first batch of beer. I am making a Rose Petal IPA. I recently siphoned into secondary 3 days ago. I steeped some rose petals and put them in a mushlin bag and into the carboy to float. I was worried about the carbonation from the rose petals because they were not sunk to...
  8. Messir_Woland

    Is my regulator leaking?

    Recently I got an Air Liquide Blueshield Series 45 Oxygen regulator at a garage sale for $10. I decided to retire it for my CO2 system. I had the inlet nipple replaced. I used Teflon tape and pipe dope to seal all the threads and soap test showed no leaks. However I did the following test which...
  9. micraftbeer

    Where do You Find Notable Difference with Oxygenation Stones?

    I've been trying out some oxygenation stones (both 0.5 micron + O2 tank, and aquarium pump + 2 micron stone) lately. My standing process is I pass the wort through a strainer as I transfer from kettle to fermentor and let that aerate/splash. I did two trials where I split my wort into 3...
  10. P

    Copper equipment & Hop oxidation

    I wasn't able to find any explanation in searches so I'm posting a topic. In some discussions related to NEIPA and related intricacies of heavily hopped beer I've seen comments about copper immersion chillers and "wanting to go SS" which leads me to this question: Is it known whether copper...
  11. Spargster

    Wisconsin Oxygen Flowmeter $50

    Maxtec Oxygen Flowmeter, new never used. 0-15 LPM flow rate with sight guide so you can accurately dose your wort. Comes with a Schrader Quick Connect fitting attached but you can easily remove and plumb it into your system however you like. $50(OBO) plus shipping. Weighs about 12oz and ships...
  12. U

    Ascorbic Acid Super Oxidizer?

    I've read on a previous thread here that supposedly ascorbic acid by itself can become a super oxidizer instead of an antioxidant. But I've used it by itself and never noticed an issue. And noticed many food items using it as a preservative by itself with no MS. And I know metabisulfate is good...
  13. laserghost

    Pure O2 oxygenation formula

    I haven't brewed in a while and am revving up for a brew day. One of the things I needed to refresh my memory on was how long I was running my pure 02 tank (through a .5 micron stone) to oxygenate the wort before pitching. I have a medical regulator on the tank and can control the flow down to...
  14. G

    Oxidation after first pour from tap

    Hey fellow homebrewers, Can you help me solve this oxidation issue I've had for the past year? Issue: My beer in the keg oxidizes after the first pint is poured. The first pint is perfect and has no hint of oxidation. About two days later, heavy oxidation has set in and the beer quickly...
  15. P

    how long to apply O2 while transferring?

    I have a blichmann oxygen flow regulator that I haven't used yet and I'm wondering what flow and how long to apply o2 while transferring?
  16. E

    Secondary Fermentation with lots of space in the carboy

    Hello, At the 7th day of my primary fermentation, I moved my porter beer to secondary. The SG was 1.014 and the taste was good. Than I realized that I did sth wrong after doing some reading about the effect of oxygen for secondary. During transfer I was carefull not to aerate the beer...
  17. BackshoreJake

    Hefeweizen: How long should I leave it in secondary?

    Today I racked my hefeweizen to secondary. I am aware that many people prefer to bottle directly after primary fermentation, and skip secondary as this will further clarify a beer that is supposed to be cloudy. I felt that I wanted a slightly lighter taste in my hef , and thought that getting it...
  18. D

    My first secondary. I officially HATE secondary

    I'm axing the issue of whether or not secondary is for me or not. I am doing a Dubbel. Its been in primary for 1 month. I figure I would bulk age this bad boy to help all the flavors evenly meddle. I buy a nice secondary, stopper and airlock. I rack into the secondary with the star san snake...
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