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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: left it in the primary for 60 days
« on: January 08, 2013, 06:10:29 PM »
never thought of that, it might be!!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: left it in the primary for 60 days
« on: January 07, 2013, 10:32:15 AM »
in fact there's a sediment in the bottles, i''ll save a bottle to do that, and i hope works fine... there's not much of the batch remaining anyway,

cheers and thanks
Al

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: left it in the primary for 60 days
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:54:36 PM »
thanks for responding,
good idea of adding yeast and recap again, i will tried that morticaixavier

and yes amh0001, while siphining i stir a little bit to make sure have the sugar is properly mix with the beer

i learned the lesson, thats for sure!

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Yeast and Fermentation / left it in the primary for 60 days
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:27:24 PM »
For personal reasons, i could'nt have the time to bottle a Pumpkin Ale i made several weeks ago that was store in outdoors light hidden with a cool temperature, usually i dont use a secondary for any of my beers,so bottle it a month ago, and this was the results:
Super clear beer.- When i siphoned the beer to the bottled bucket it was no disturbance at all of the bottom, it was very stuck!
No off flavors, the pumpkin vegetable flavor and aroma with spices at end of boiling was the same at the begining and end of the process, maybe the extra bittering i add help with this in flavor.
at least the 60 percent of the bottles was not properly carbonated, just a little of CO2 but sweet,
i was confused about the possible reasons of this, so i figure out: didnt add enough corn sugar at bottle time, didn't put the caps properly,bottle cellaring temperature was too cool but at the end i figure that it was have the enough amount remaining of yeast to make the fermentation process in the bottle,. what do you think?
i follow my method of bottling for two years now i never have this kind of problem

by the way... happy Christmas and Happy New Year, and Feliz Dia de Reyes almost! :D
PD, next time (i hope not) i'll add some yeast
Al

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finally i got the pictures!

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Today is an historic day in Tijuana,.
Tijuana Beer was the responsible for past beer festivals in our town, it was the first craft beer in the region and in cooperation with Stone, there where making a two day festival for us every year

But, this year... Baja's homebrewers decided to go in a Association togheter and make their own "true" artisan or home brewing festival the same day!

This is going to raise the atention of the non craft beer people drinkers.. so im happy! haha
Take a look!

"It does't get any better than this!".....Al Bundy



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: forgot to clean my mash tun cooler
« on: June 11, 2012, 12:03:48 PM »
thanks Scott, also apreciate your comment, but his time i follow the majority speaking  ;D
good luck for me haha

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: forgot to clean my mash tun cooler
« on: June 11, 2012, 09:05:45 AM »
HA! Nope, you're not the only one. I've forgotten about it for a week before, but it only takes a day or two to start getting nasty. I once had a mouse or something die inside the frame of an old car I once had. The smell is similar.

Oh, edit for relevant reply: The smell took a while to go away, but I never had a problem with any batch after that and still use the same equipment.

it is nice to hear that theoman,... uhh, i must admit this is the second time i forgot, but the last time it was only a couple of days,..., i think is a very good example of the smell, a dead mouse! haha ;D
Well, what's the verdict?  Did you get the smell out?


oh yes!, finally after two days, two oxy clean washes and two star san spray treatments finally is back in bussines!, thanks to all for your advices, next weekend i"ll be brewing again

gracias,.....totales
Al

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: forgot to clean my mash tun cooler
« on: June 08, 2012, 08:34:12 AM »
HA! Nope, you're not the only one. I've forgotten about it for a week before, but it only takes a day or two to start getting nasty. I once had a mouse or something die inside the frame of an old car I once had. The smell is similar.

Oh, edit for relevant reply: The smell took a while to go away, but I never had a problem with any batch after that and still use the same equipment.

it is nice to hear that theoman,... uhh, i must admit this is the second time i forgot, but the last time it was only a couple of days,..., i think is a very good example of the smell, a dead mouse! haha ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: forgot to clean my mash tun cooler
« on: June 07, 2012, 09:00:18 AM »
uhhh  ;D it's shure is a funny thread just like Euge said, i almost got a picture of that "Zoo" playing around in those muddy grains...eeeoowwwwww haha, my wife shout to me to get rid of that inmediatily and do not throw it in our garbage container...
but im pleased knowing that i can use it for more brews

Al

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: forgot to clean my mash tun cooler
« on: June 06, 2012, 10:22:59 AM »
wow, good to hear i am not the only one with this problem hehe
i saw something like a 70% percent recomending that it will turn good after a good ideas.... it's just that my cooler works so well and i apreciate it

thanks for comments!

Al

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General Homebrew Discussion / forgot to clean my mash tun cooler
« on: June 06, 2012, 10:11:46 AM »
two weeks ago, i was so excited at my last brew that i forgot to clean in... left the grains in it , and yesterday when i opened  :o :-\ my goodness!  you can imagine how bad smells!
I clean it up with oxy clean, star san and stills has a little bit of weird smells
it is my first cooler since i begun to brew to all grain,

so, it is time to buy another one? it will add smells or of-flavor to a future brew?
thanks!

Al
Mama miaa :-[

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pitching dry yeast without rehydrating
« on: May 29, 2012, 09:37:25 AM »
interesting thread,...now i know better

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Beer Recipes / Re: Basic Dubbel and Tripel recipes
« on: May 16, 2012, 12:05:58 PM »
i added a half pound of aromatic,... the same reason i want to add some complexity... at this stage smells and looks good!...

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I would be scared to add sugar to a beer that went from 62 to 05!
Balance is more important than numbers, ya know....

right now it has an obvious alcoholic aroma, but I hope it can be fixed in the secondary and then, i think a little more lagering for a while
Next time i'll put a little more of hops for aroma,...

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