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by MFoster75
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Iodophore Staining?
Replies: 2
Views: 4427

Iodophore Staining?

I understand its an Iodine based product, so this may be a foolish question... I was bottling two batches over the course of two nights, and decided to try to reuse the 6 gallons of iodophore mix (first time using it)... After seeing the color of the walls of the bucket I had left it in for 24 hours...
by MFoster75
Wed May 12, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WLP029 in a Kolsch
Replies: 7
Views: 9473

Racked to Secondary...

Hey guys... I told you I'd keep you updated... 13 days after brewing, and 12 days after fermentation began, I racked the Kolsch to secondary. I noticed primary was complete yesterday morning, and hadn't checked the day before, so I'm pretty confident it had a decent rest. There was good sized yeast ...
by MFoster75
Sat May 01, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WLP029 in a Kolsch
Replies: 7
Views: 9473

Thanks guys... I think that my plan will be a combination, or more in line with what i had originally thought, just at a higher initial temp. We're two days into fermentation and I've got good CO2 release every 2 seconds or so, at a pretty consistent 58F. So I'll let it finish, give it those few day...
by MFoster75
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WLP029 in a Kolsch
Replies: 7
Views: 9473

Thanks!

Hey Slothrob... Thanks for the input. I had read the post you had posted on earlier about the Kolsch, and didn't see much connection between their question and mine, so I posted this. Unfortunately I pitched yesterday at around 2:30 PM, and found fermentation when I woke up at 7:00 AM. It's currentl...
by MFoster75
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to brew with...
Replies: 12
Views: 23373

I have a similar problem, and have solved it by paying 25 cents a gallon for "Natural Spring Water" from a roadside stand... Haven't had that mineral-y taste since...
by MFoster75
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WLP029 in a Kolsch
Replies: 7
Views: 9473

WLP029 in a Kolsch

Hey all.... I'm brewing a Kolsch today, and I'm pitching WLP029, German Ale/Kolsch Yeast... My plan is to pitch at or about 65F, get fermentation rolling at that temp, then move to a fridge @ 44F. After I get within .007 of my FG, I plan a diacytel (sp?) rest for 24 hours @ 65F, followed by lagering...
by MFoster75
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New (old) refridgerator... Now what?
Replies: 4
Views: 15476

New (old) refridgerator... Now what?

Hey all... I picked up a 20 year old (still in working order) Whirlpool fridge on Saturday, given to me by a friend who didn't want to pay Sear's the $10 take away fee... After a scouring, it's ready to go, and I had intended to use it for fermentation (lagers, alts, kolsch, etc)... So, the big ques...
by MFoster75
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Introduction and design question...
Replies: 11
Views: 12132

Re: rocket fuel

Yeah, warm temperatures sure will speed up fermentation, but cool, calm fermentations can significantly reduce the rocket fuel flavor. What are the chances a cool conditioning can push that "rocket fuel" flavor out? It's not too bad, just gives off an essence of "Holy Crap! That's a Ton of Alcohol!"
by MFoster75
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Introduction and design question...
Replies: 11
Views: 12132

Update!!

The design of the "siphon-tube airlock mechanism" worked perfectly... The fermentation continued vigorously for three or so days, after which we added 8.5 fl oz of pure maple syrup, and continued to ferment at a frightening rate. The OG of 1.058 dropped to 1.028 at the addition of the syrup, and the...
by MFoster75
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Introduction and design question...
Replies: 11
Views: 12132

The AC is set for 75... So it may reach 76 for breif periods of time... We would move it to the basement... But I'm worried about agitating the fermentation at this point... Besides the basement is a Good 15 degrees colder, and the yeast specifically states fermentation temps of above 70... Thoughts?
by MFoster75
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Introduction and design question...
Replies: 11
Views: 12132

Thanks for the replies, guys... Going on 24 hours with the posted setup, and no problems... As far as using a sanitized solution, the physics invloved with the siphon tube shouldn't allow the water to be siphoned into the fermenter... The pressure in the bucket would have to go from "pressurized" wi...
by MFoster75
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Introduction and design question...
Replies: 11
Views: 12132

Introduction and design question...

I'm new to this site, and couldn't find an "Introduce Yourself" section, so I figured I'd start here, and do that, and ask my question all at the same time... I'm a relatively new brewer, five brews in, and I'm really enjoying it. I work 24 hour shifts, so I'm often away when important brewing miles...