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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2014, 11:18:38 AM »
You guys are cracking me up! I've been working in tech/software/internet for 22+ years. I remember the speeds... crazy!

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these were from the transfer day.. I will try to get a decent pic of the beer now.

let's try this





looking at the pics I would say it was not done fermenting so the smell is just continued fermentation.

I am really quite impatient so I wait ~ 1 week and take a gravity reading. This is almost always too soon but I do it anyway. Then I wait ~ 1 more week and take another one. As I said, that first one was almost always too soon and I will see a drop in gravity between the two. So I wait another week and take another sample. it's usually the same as the second sample. Now it's time to do whatever you're going to do next. I usually cold crash and keg the beer at this point but you could transfer to secondary and add dry hops, oak chips, fruit, a whole dead chicken, whatever.
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2014, 11:23:05 AM »
I remember using the old Cat's Meow database, RealBeer page among others, scouring for recipes and ideas. Pretty hit and miss, to say the least !

Cat's Meow had some of the worst recipes ever conceived.
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2014, 11:24:27 AM »
I remember using the old Cat's Meow database, RealBeer page among others, scouring for recipes and ideas. Pretty hit and miss, to say the least !

Cat's Meow had some of the worst recipes ever conceived.

I had that printed out at one point when I was trying to make mead and my internet access was not at home.
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2014, 11:35:01 AM »


Cat's Meow had some of the worst recipes ever conceived.

No joke !  I'm hard pressed to think of one recipe that was better than decent. 'Ale Yeast' , Cascade, and crystal/caramel in about every beer recipe there for a while.
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2014, 12:06:42 PM »
I wish this forum had been around when I started - there's always somebody here to help.

I know there were Bulletin Boards (BBS for us old people) but I don't recall even using e-mail back then.

Maybe on America On-line.  But I don't remember too much about that service.  Dial-up, baby.  You were hot if you had a 1200 baud modem.

I used the rec.crafts.brewing Usenet group when I started brewing in 98.  "Met" Mike Dixon there.

Good Gawd, Denny.  I've been brewing for longer than you.  Now I feel... about as old as I already felt.

However, the first on-line recipe source I ever used was Skotrats.  The Rat Cellar or something like that.

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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2014, 12:08:43 PM »
Yeah, yeah - that was the one I couldn't put my finger on !  Rat Cellar (or Rat's whatever). Damn I'm getting old. 
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 12:15:28 PM »
Was anyone else terrified of the brew day pic: boil kettle on jet burner, jet burner set on top of an inverted boil kettle? Made me shudder!
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2014, 12:19:07 PM »
looking at the pics I would say it was not done fermenting so the smell is just continued fermentation.

I concur with your diagnosis, doctor.

And, yeah, I wouldn't recommend stacking the burner and kettle like that.  Worked once.  But all you need is for it to fail once.
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2014, 12:55:59 PM »
Good Gawd, Denny.  I've been brewing for longer than you.  Now I feel... about as old as I already felt.

However, the first on-line recipe source I ever used was Skotrats.  The Rat Cellar or something like that.

Prior to that it was all Papazian's books and BYO.

RatChat....first beer discussion forum that I can recall.
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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2014, 01:03:52 PM »
I was strangely impressed to see Skotrat post here every now and then.  I was like "that's the dude with the recipes!"

I'm chalking it up to nostalgia and telling myself I'm not creepy.
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2014, 01:18:05 PM »
I was strangely impressed to see Skotrat post here every now and then.  I was like "that's the dude with the recipes!"

I'm chalking it up to nostalgia and telling myself I'm not creepy.

I think Scott would understand....
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2014, 02:12:02 PM »
The pot the burner was on was not a brew pot. It is a solid stainless steel, very heavy, very expensive, pot that we cook large amounts of soup or lamb-curry in. It was far better and much more stable than the Outdoor aluminum BBQ table I have. It is also very impervious to heat. It's not ideal, but it worked perfectly. I also had a full-size fire extinguisher at hand ready if need be.. just in case.

I wish I had a bigger house with a backyard and an off-house man cave with a workshop. THen I could do it right. ... one day.   :P
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Re: Yeasty Smell?
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2014, 02:16:37 PM »
I wish I had a bigger house with a backyard and an off-house man cave with a workshop. THen I could do it right. ... one day.   :P

Then you'd need a fully automated brew sculpture and a conical with a glycol jacket.  Brewing equipment is like Great Stuff.  It expands to fill the available space.
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