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I pitched a package of Omega Lactobacillus blend  http://www.omegayeast.com/portfolio/lactobacillus-blend/  in a quart of 1.032 starter wort. After 3 days at room temperature the pH is down to 3.48 (don't know the unfermented pH of the starter). The gravity is at 1.028 so about 12% attenuation. I can't make the full batch for a week or two. Should I put this in the fridge? It smells really wort-y and I am afraid of it spoiling.
It's a starter right? Keep it undisturbed and room temp till pitch day then let er rip.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Upcoming Rube Goldberg Brewday
« on: December 29, 2015, 01:53:55 PM »
Sounds like the exportbier was a hit!
Its my favorite thats no doubt. The Munich Helles has really just turned into a personal challenge more than anything else. I'm giving it one more go around, but I may never brew it again after that. The Helles Ex? I dig that style. Not as dull as the Munich, not as bitter as a Pils. Just right for my tastes. Once I get it to a 42+ im going to lock it in and that will be my go-to pale lager.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Mash Paddle
« on: December 29, 2015, 01:10:51 PM »
Nice. Maybe the mash paddle version tastes 'oaked' ?     ;D

Mine would taste maple.
Where you live probably vine maple

Except it didn't come from around here....
That's what they all say. And you're probably just holding it for a friend.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Asking for a friend (cloudy beer)
« on: December 29, 2015, 01:09:37 PM »
If there has been a change to the water supply there could be a shortage of calcium causing the yeast to drop out less. If the water supply for the home is surface water and there has been a lot of rain or melted snow flowing into the reservoirs then minerals could be diluted.

Also, if there is a bacterial or wild yeast infection in the beer that is often much more different to clear even with sufficient calcium or fining agents. Hard to rule this out without knowing the sanitation practices or source of yeast.

Calcium level of brewing water is 88 ppm. he is a Type A+++ which carries over to his cleaning regimen. Wyeast American Ale II and US05.

How certain is he of the water composition? made from RO or DI with minerals added back?

Tested water report. Full report
Ca 88
Mg 30
Na 7
Cl 16
SO 29
If you could post the whole recipe, the alkalinity and ph from the water report, and what your friend added to adjust mash/sparge ph,  maybe we could point to the problem more accurately.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Diacetyl rest for ales
« on: December 29, 2015, 12:55:09 PM »
This came from a 2015 AHA presentation on Hop-fu...I've listed the brewing process below which mentions the rest.

Day 1: Cool wort to ideal pitching temp of 67F, Aerate wort with pure O2 through diffusion stone, Pitch yeast starter or freshly harvested slurry, and Attach blow off tubing
Day 2-7: Maintain 67F fermentation temperature via external temp controller
Day 8: Remove blow off, seal fermenter (keg or conical only!!)
Day 10: Reduce to 60F for diacetyl rest
Day 11: Dump trub, harvest yeast slurry, add dry hops, return to 67F Day 14-16: Begin crash cycle, cooling 10F every 12 hours until 37F Day 17: Rack...
Has to be typo.  I could see "raise to 70" but then I would not drop the temp again until it was time to crash.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Asking for a friend (cloudy beer)
« on: December 29, 2015, 12:16:22 PM »
What about hops? Is this his first shot at a 100 IBU tripple Ipa uber dry hopped beer?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 29, 2015, 12:03:47 PM »
12/29 Irish Stout coming to a boil, strike water heating for American Stout


I might add, I love the smells of stout brewing!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Help a poor guy with his new plate chiller
« on: December 29, 2015, 11:08:51 AM »
I want to see someone build a chiller system out of an old truck radiator. It would need air moving over it, so they could mount it to the front of an old Buick with the boil kettle up high and the fermentor down low. Then just drive around till the wort is chilled.
I've actually got an old oil cooler sitting around somewhere.  It should even fit in a brew pot or bucket of ice water.  The question is whether an ultra-sonic parts cleaner would get it "clean enough."
Key word is "enough". I think so. Plus you can finally prove that "solventy" is not just a fermentation issue.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Mash Paddle
« on: December 29, 2015, 10:31:24 AM »
Nice. Maybe the mash paddle version tastes 'oaked' ?     ;D

Mine would taste maple.
Where you live probably vine maple

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Equipment and Software / Re: Help a poor guy with his new plate chiller
« on: December 29, 2015, 10:29:40 AM »
I want to see someone build a chiller system out of an old truck radiator. It would need air moving over it, so they could mount it to the front of an old Buick with the boil kettle up high and the fermentor down low. Then just drive around till the wort is chilled.

I do enjoy your posts Jim.
Just an observer of human nature. I'd call it a Wapato Whirlpooler

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Equipment and Software / Re: Help a poor guy with his new plate chiller
« on: December 29, 2015, 10:15:01 AM »
I want to see someone build a chiller system out of an old truck radiator. It would need air moving over it, so they could mount it to the front of an old Buick with the boil kettle up high and the fermentor down low. Then just drive around till the wort is chilled.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Mash Paddle
« on: December 29, 2015, 10:06:40 AM »
Sounds like a great xBeermt for publishing very early in april. Wooden mash paddle vs Stainless spoon: can the judges detect a difference in a blind triangle test? Does it effect hot side aeration? Does the flavor contributed by the wood require the beer to be entered in a special category?

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Zymurgy / Re: Jan/Feb Issue printing error
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:51:13 AM »
Yet another reason this is such a great organization...after my email to Gary, I heard back from him even though he's on vacation.  He said this was the first he'd heard of the issue, but they'll get it fixed.  He's back in the office on 1/4, so it will be after that.
I like your thinking!  A great organization would not ask their employees to cancel vacation for something like this.

I'll bet he gets a new copy by the 10th. Plenty of time to still qualify as a Jan/Feb issue

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Equipment and Software / Re: Help a poor guy with his new plate chiller
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:04:03 AM »
Pimps are handy at getting that be-otch to chill. Not to mention whirlpool

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Equipment and Software / Re: Mash Paddle
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:00:40 AM »
Plain wooden paddle, no holes, angled edge on bottom.  Wood burned initials, lots of notches.
Nice avitar

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