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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2011, 08:17:03 AM »
Not yet but I'll do that tonight. Now you guys are getting my hopes up! :-)
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2011, 08:28:22 AM »
Phil, check out the White Labs site and look at the WLP023 FAQs.  It is described as "stinky" in one FAQ.  Explosive in another.  Top cropping strains are going to have a much fuller, stickier head than others (think wheat beer yeast).  I think the secret is to start them off at lower temps and then raise to 68-70 after a few days to let them finish after the growth phase.  As far as the differences between the two carboys, are you sure you pitched the same amount of yeast into both?

Just freakin' relax and see how it turns out.
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2011, 08:51:14 AM »
Ah, nice. Thanks for the link. I would definitely describe what I was smelling as 'stinky.'

I was a bit upset because I really, really love this beer and wanted it to work out really well.
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2011, 07:08:36 AM »
My fermentations look like this, more often than not.
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2011, 12:27:43 PM »
what is the foil for?

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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2011, 05:41:39 PM »
6 weeks from now you may be saying these are the best beers you've ever made...
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2011, 03:59:35 AM »
6 weeks from now you may be saying these are the best beers you've ever made...



Hey, whadayaknow, you were right :-) Poured from my brand new beer engine. I love that thing. I feel like there's no reason to ever dispense from a tap again. Except for lagers.
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2011, 08:54:39 AM »
6 weeks from now you may be saying these are the best beers you've ever made...



Hey, whadayaknow, you were right :-) Poured from my brand new beer engine. I love that thing. I feel like there's no reason to ever dispense from a tap again. Except for lagers.

nice. I want a beer engine. Course I have no place to put one but I still want.
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2011, 11:04:28 AM »
I once made a device that does something similar to a beer engine.  I bought a short length of small, threaded copper pipe, a copper cap to screw on one end and a hose barb to screw onto the other end.  I drilled six or so tiny little holes into the end of the cap, attached the other end to a hose from a picnic tap of kegged beer.  The beer is forced through the small holes and breaks the gas out of solution.  I found it in a Zymurgy gadget issue many years ago.  It makes the beer really creamy.  When I get home I'll see if I can add a photo.

By the way, Phil, we told you so!
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2011, 08:11:57 PM »
sweet! glad i was right...
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Re: Probably infected
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2011, 08:35:42 PM »
That's one fine looking mild.  By the way, what terminal gravity did it reach?  It sure got there quickly based on the photos and the fact that it started at 1035.
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