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The banana flavors are definitely from the yeast. The flavor is from esters produced by the yeast from stress. Stress can be from high temperature or too little yeast. Probably temp. It is best to lower the temp of the beer, not the water or environment, to low to mid 60's, before you add the yeast. Esters are released by yeast in the first 24-72 hours.

The banana flavor may fade a bit but it likely will not. I often get off flavors when tasting a very early sample (hydrometer) that then fade. If the flavor is still there after carbonation in a bottle it's probably gonna stay.

For us-05 it's better to steer low on the temp. Us-05 and its liquid cousins can ferment in the low 50's.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation twice?
« on: Today at 11:01:18 AM »
Did it taste sweet? You said it tasted good. Maybe it is done. 4 days of active fermentation at 67F should drop SG more than 28 points. 

Could it be a bad hydrometer or you read it wrong?

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I think you should call Nexair in Nashville and ask if they will exchange 20# bottles.

http://www.nexair.com/locations/nashville/

The website says welding and industrial gasses but they also sell food grade co2 to restaurants, homebrewers, etc

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Bittering with chinook question
« on: Today at 06:53:42 AM »
Columbus is definitely a nice medium bite.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Here how.....
« on: May 28, 2016, 08:07:54 PM »
Trappist? The embossed ring on that bottle looks more like New Belgium to me.

It's Westmalle.
Then your wife should feel honored. :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Here how.....
« on: May 28, 2016, 08:02:31 PM »
Trappist? The embossed ring on that bottle looks more like New Belgium to me.

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Pimp My System / Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« on: May 24, 2016, 07:42:54 PM »
I thought it looked good before the upgrade. The upgrade is off the hook.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Kolsch W-177
« on: May 24, 2016, 06:24:39 PM »
Good job scoring that yeast and recovering.

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Another thing to consider is whether the kettle will fit under your vent hood in your kitchen.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: May 23, 2016, 07:01:10 PM »
I started brewing in space
Rocket City wins again!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 23, 2016, 03:03:05 PM »
Recipe looks nice and Gumball Head-ish. Looks good, especially on a warm day like today.
I definitely referred to the Gumball Head recipe when designing this one.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 23, 2016, 03:02:18 PM »
Nice.  Pretty hoppy then.  I have been digging FWH for a lot of my brews lately too.
Yep. Just a little burn from the bitterness.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 23, 2016, 03:00:25 PM »
That looks super refreshing. What did your IBU level work out to be?
39 IBU. 20 IBU from FWH and 19 IBU for the 60 min addition. 

These are calculated by Beersmith. FWH calculations vary from tool to tool.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:37:23 PM »
Cloudy but not juicy...



1050 OG, 1009 FG, 3 gallons
50% White Wheat
50% 2-Row
0.2 oz CTZ FWH (13.2% AA)
0.2 oz CTZ @ 60 (18.7 IBU)
0.75 oz Cascade Steep 170F 30m
0.75 oz Amarillo Steep 170F 30m
0.75 oz Cascade dry hop in keg
0.75 oz Amarillo dry hop in keg
Yellow dry water
WY1010 American Wheat

I am really enjoying this one. Lots of orange and grapefruit in aroma. Dank flavor upfront followed mostly by orange with little grapefruit. Crisp and dry. Way to dry to call juicy.

I would definitely prefer a clear beer but for a wheat beer I am ok with opaque.

PS. I would put this beer up against a session IPA any time.

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The Pub / AB is making a Kölsch?!
« on: May 22, 2016, 05:34:44 PM »
ZiegenBock was AB's answer to Shiner Bock in the 90's. Shiner Bock was all college kids drank in TX in my day.

I guess they have kept the brand.

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