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Generally, doesn't infected beer get worse not better? So my bet is that it is not.

By the way, for ESL you are doing excellent. I am EOL, and struggle at times trying to describe... stuff.

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Its a verbage thing for sure. Plus we aren't tasting it, so its really anyone's guess. But if the yeast is in suspension still, and the airlock is bubbling, then I doubt its acidity causing the "sourness". If a bug had produced enough acid to be obviously sour, there are only so many sac strains that will continue chugging along.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: Today at 02:07:57 PM »
Well the open ferment definitely improves 3724's performance - some.  I used extra oxygenation, extra nutrient, and a bigger starter, ramped to 90F after 48 hrs. I stalled @ 1.016 on day 12, pitched some 3711 to finish (like I've done many times) and ended up @ 1.002. Kegged it on Sunday. Cool thing is it keeps the 3724 character.

Stalled even with the heat?  What was you OG?  I've been thinking about coming back to 3724, but I just can't put up with the stall.
1.055

1.055 = low gravity, as far as I'm concerned.

For my time and effort, a yeast that won't finish up a small beer in a timely fashion is not worth it.

I think I'll stick with 3711.  Though I am tempted to give 3724 a try once again, it's just requires too much babying.
If it ever finishes it should be about 6.5% so, upper end of standard strength. But I hear what you're saying. I'm learning to go with the flow. If its going to turn out to be 4 cases of magnums that are Dupont quality... in other words $500 worth of beer... I have no problem waiting. Even if its 3 months grain to glass, thats quick compared to my sours.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: Today at 01:56:32 PM »
You have a gun... you could threaten the yeast to finish where you want.
There's too many of them, id be out numbered by like 800 billion

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: Today at 11:41:50 AM »
Well the open ferment definitely improves 3724's performance - some.  I used extra oxygenation, extra nutrient, and a bigger starter, ramped to 90F after 48 hrs. I stalled @ 1.016 on day 12, pitched some 3711 to finish (like I've done many times) and ended up @ 1.002. Kegged it on Sunday. Cool thing is it keeps the 3724 character.

Stalled even with the heat?  What was you OG?  I've been thinking about coming back to 3724, but I just can't put up with the stall.
1.055

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: Today at 11:41:03 AM »
This is definitely a yeast that takes patients.

I do hope you have health insurance.
Thats pretty phunny

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: Today at 06:47:38 AM »
25 days in, has been at 90º for about the last 20 days, SG is 1.016. Its still got a skim of yeast foam and a ton of yeast still in suspension. This is definitely a yeast that takes patients. I think I'll go by terminal gravity but also appearance. Once it hits TG and drops clear I will consider it done. I suspect that will be a couple more weeks.

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The Pub / Re: AHA Forum App?
« on: June 01, 2015, 05:25:30 PM »
I use it daily and probably would not do a forum without it

But if the AHA forum had a good app I would probably never use tapatalk or look at the other two forums anymore

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Might have a problem
« on: May 31, 2015, 05:51:23 AM »
I guess it depends on if you can spare the fermenter that long. If you caught a decent strain of pedio it might be good. It might also have some tag alongs...

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Equipment and Software / Re: Randall
« on: May 31, 2015, 05:24:15 AM »
Too gimmicky?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Randall
« on: May 30, 2015, 07:49:28 PM »
So now that I'm kegging, I really like the idea of having a Randall around for get togethers or sampling hops.

Do you own one?

Is it worth paying the $300 for the Randall 3.0 from DFH?
Do not buy a real Randal (the Enamel Animal) unless you are a bar.  It's not worth the money.  Either rig one with a water filter canister, or get one of the Randal Jrs.  Personally, most places that use them are way too gimmicky with their choice of infusions, IMO.
I was thinking red licorice whips and cormorant feathers

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Equipment and Software / Re: Randall
« on: May 30, 2015, 06:09:20 PM »
I think a randall could be cool for the wow farctor if it was some elaborate hand blown glass and steam punk ordeal, but from what I've seen and heard they are more headache than they are worth

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: the eye of the murky IPA beholder
« on: May 30, 2015, 05:44:09 AM »
One word = gelatin
I no longer am but I used to be a vegetarian and I still have feelings about boiling down sweet horsies to nothing so that my beer is clear...
Its not like lobsters, thet kill them before they boil them, im pretty sure.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Best suction hose???
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:44:53 PM »
I like high temp silicone

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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Owners
« on: May 29, 2015, 11:28:41 AM »
That works too. But I bought another autosyphon and got it to quit leaking this time. So I have been using that

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