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#81 pickle_rick

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

I guess it was a leaking purge keg. I attached the blowoff directly to a jar of sanatizer and it was all good. Not sure why the yeast is taking so long. Everything I have read is it works super fast.

 

oh - I thought you had confirmed fermentation had stopped.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

oh - I thought you had confirmed fermentation had stopped.


I took gravity readings 8 hours apart and it didn't change. No bubbles this morning so I assumed it stalled. Checked again after work and it dropped 10 points.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

I took gravity readings 8 hours apart and it didn't change. No bubbles this morning so I assumed it stalled. Checked again after work and it dropped 10 points.

 

weird stuff.  did your yeast go on strike?


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#84 LeftyMPfrmDE

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:08 PM

What are you thinking for a Kellerbier recipe?


Really simple recipe: 75% pilsner, 25% light Munich. Liberty for bittering and hallertau at 10 minutes and flameout.
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:00 AM

Making the first brew of the year. Extract, steeping grains. First time i did an extract brew in years. Found a couple of unused grain bags(thank jesus) i thought i was going to have to find a sock.

 

Can hallertau hops be over used? i have lots . 


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#86 SchwanzBrewer

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:29 AM

Setting up for IPA next weekend. I need to do a double brew. My conical should have showed up by then and my big mouth bubbler will be free of stout. I can't decide what to brew though. I have a camping trip in 5 weeks that Im bringing beer for and I'd like 3 beers. I'll have stout, IPA, and ??? Might just do kolsch. I need some new styles, maybe a swartzbier. I'm gonna break out of my funk this year and go through brewing classic styles. along with my IPA stuff.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:49 PM

If the weather behaves on Tuesday, a workday brewday might happen.

 

Looking at making a Scottish-ish ale, in the neighborhood of an 80/-.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:32 PM

Just finished up a brown ale. Fourth brew of the new year. Taking next week off then an Irish Stout and a run of lagers with WLP835.
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:35 PM

Just finished up a brown ale. Fourth brew of the new year. Taking next week off then an Irish Stout and a run of lagers with WLP835.

 

nice work!  I'm only 2 in so far.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:04 AM

So I have this 2782 and 2112 running at the same time and they're both about to be retired before I head out on vacation.  I made a Vienna Lager on Friday with the 2782 and now I need a day to make the last batch with the 2112.  The temps are an issue but Wednesday looks like it will be a high of about 30° which seems reasonable.  If all of that goes smoothly, the beers can finish up while I'm gone and then transferred to kegs when I get back.  



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Posted Yesterday, 10:35 AM

Did a Vienna lager, finished up around 1:00 am this morning; Usually, I'll start around midnight, for my work schedule. but with the weather dropping into the low teens and raging wind, got water measured, treated and grain crushed yesterday morning, and started at 6:00 pm, to get ahead of the game. all my hoses and such were frozen by 9. 

 

It got ugly around 11, with the bitter cold and wind, so just hunkered down in the garage for the most the brew session. Hit all my numbers on the nose! extra added bonus, the ground water temp was in the 40s, so the wort chilled in no time: from a boil to 55 in 20 minutes. 


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Posted Yesterday, 10:41 AM

Did a Vienna lager, finished up around 1:00 am this morning; Usually, I'll start around midnight, for my work schedule. but with the weather dropping into the low teens and raging wind, got water measured, treated and grain crushed yesterday morning, and started at 6:00 pm, to get ahead of the game. all my hoses and such were frozen by 9. 

 

It got ugly around 11, with the bitter cold and wind, so just hunkered down in the garage for the most the brew session. Hit all my numbers on the nose! extra added bonus, the ground water temp was in the 40s, so the wort chilled in no time: from a boil to 55 in 20 minutes. 

 

This makes me appreciate brewing inside :).  I do not miss those days.  Glad you got the batch in though.


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#93 ER Pemberton

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 AM

I think I brewed in 14° once.  The snow and cold is one thing but in the garage the wind can be brutal because you have to leave the overhead door open a bit.  I will bring in the hose the night before and lay it in a shower or tub.  The 30-minute boil means a shorter time in the garage and I agree with Lefty... cold ground water temps are a huge plus.  



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Posted Yesterday, 10:52 AM

I think I brewed in 14° once.  The snow and cold is one thing but in the garage the wind can be brutal because you have to leave the overhead door open a bit.  I will bring in the hose the night before and lay it in a shower or tub.  The 30-minute boil means a shorter time in the garage and I agree with Lefty... cold ground water temps are a huge plus.  

the garage will stay in the coldest of winters above freezing; which makes a huge difference; I find what works in those winter session, is crack the garage door open about 8", and have a box fan near my brew rig, backside of the fan facing the burners, to diffuse and draw out the propane smell and fumes, getting rid of any dangers working with propane in a enclosed environment.   


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