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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 31, 2016, 09:35:00 AM »
MMMM!

I like the simple SH schedule. Or would that be SSHS?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: maiden voyage white labs pure pitch
« on: March 30, 2016, 12:03:49 PM »
The directions say one packet of pure pitch is enough if the wort is warm then to cool it once signs of fermentation show. If you pitch directly into 50-55* wort (optimum range) 2-3 packets may be needed.

In a three gallon batch maybe two?

But a starter really sounds like the best approach. Play it safe. Not like me. I like experimentation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: maiden voyage white labs pure pitch
« on: March 30, 2016, 11:53:11 AM »
I read it all.

We have it. Bought two of the 800 and it'll be pitched into 10.5 gal of 10.6 brix wort.

Got opinions on the whole issue but will reserve them until a later date when more data is in!

wow going after lager with no starter...braver than I sir!  make sure to report back-curious if it does the trick on its own.

How about a 90 hour lag for such a low gravity beer? >:(  Even though I knew better I did it anyway. ;)

And the pitch is tiny. Perhaps 15ml per packet? Which also was pitched into 55* beer. I needed 2-3 times the amount. My bad.

We'll see how the pils turns out. I'm sure there will be off-flavors.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 leaked out, beer ruined?
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:09:32 AM »
The number one thing a person can do to help seat their corny lids is make sure the ring is wet first. Sanitizer is sufficient.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 30, 2016, 07:53:10 AM »

Saison base, aged on blackberries, French oak and brettanomyces lambicus.

Very nice. I bet it is tasty!

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Sounds like fermentation!

Can't go on forever. The edible sugars are almost gone and the alcohol level is almost stable.

Beer!


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 leaked out, beer ruined?
« on: March 28, 2016, 03:32:38 PM »
Why would this ruin a beer? If it were already carbonated, I can't imagine that oxygen would impact it in a sealed keg/

My thoughts. Use the extant carbonation to push the beer (if desired). Leave the gas QD disconnected. Then with a full tank reconnect.

Beer will be fine.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 leaked out, beer ruined?
« on: March 28, 2016, 03:24:51 PM »
With the lids sometimes you have to try positioning them 180* to see how they fit. On most of my kegs the lid snaps left of the "In" post for the best seal.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 leaked out, beer ruined?
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:28:05 PM »
Taste-test!

Pull a couple. Report back.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:26:39 PM »
Kolsch.

Dang humidity. This is life in the South. The beer is crystal. Tastes great too.

Weyerman pils malt single infusion at 145 @ 1.3/# for 60min; all German hops- magnum, saaz and hallertau for 22bu at 12*. US-05 as yeast. Tastes like a kolsch to me.



I can see your neighbor streaking through that one wiped clear condensation spot  ;D  looks great...the beer that is  :o

Yes!

Think that's me however... :o

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Pimp My System / Re: Beer hoist for bottling
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:06:16 PM »
When I was younger and more limber I just put the bottling bucket on the counter and bottled kneeling on the floor. Now it is much more comfortable to stand and bottle on the counter. Also I drilled a hole in the bottom of my bucket and use a cut down bung. That way more of the beer ends of in the bottles that when I used a bung on the side.

Wondered if it was something like that. I may steal your hoist idea with some modifications for my mashtun. ;)

Welcome to the forum!

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Yes. ;D

Buckets are more likely to blow their lid across the room and a blow-off tube won't prevent that 100%. Same for the airlock. If it comes down to a burping lid it's really no big deal. Seriously. It doesn't need to be hermetically sealed.

All personal preference of course.
Only if the fermentation bucket or carboy is to small for the volume of the wort.

I agree. My preference is to leave some headroom for the yeast to work. If the krausen hits the lid no problem. If it (the yeast) crawls out of the bucket then I can take action and use a buss-tub or something to catch the mess. At least it wouldn't geyser or splatter or generally be a disaster.

That being said I'm using 7.9 gallon bucket fermenters, which are pretty standard IME.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 28, 2016, 01:56:51 PM »
Thanks This beer is so good the kolsch glasses are needed to slow me down a bit. It was ready at three weeks.

Powdered time and lagering.

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Pimp My System / Re: Beer hoist for bottling
« on: March 28, 2016, 01:50:44 PM »
I like the cut of your jibe!!


But I also have to ask why you have to bottle this way. Isn't counter-height sufficient to bottle?

Must be something I'm missing...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 28, 2016, 01:39:41 PM »
Kolsch.

Dang humidity. This is life in the South. The beer is crystal. Tastes great too.

Weyerman pils malt single infusion at 145 @ 1.3/# for 60min; all German hops- magnum, saaz and hallertau for 22bu at 12*. US-05 as yeast. Tastes like a kolsch to me.


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