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by danbrew11
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Unexpected bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 29787

soapy

I also have come across this issue with a specific bitterness /off flavor while brewing extract beers with specialty grains. I've tried several alternations with dry/liquid extracts (Briess and Muntons all fresh as far as i know) and dry/liquid yeasts, even messed with proportions less/more of certa...
by danbrew11
Sat May 21, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: over pitched yeast in hottish wort
Replies: 4
Views: 10219

well i brewed alittle over 2 gallons, and pitch about a table spoon of yeast in there. i usually use a dinner spoon which is about 1/2 a table spoon and is what i was suppose to pitch for 2 gallons. but considering that some of the yeast could have been killed from temperature shock, it was probably...
by danbrew11
Fri May 20, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: over pitched yeast in hottish wort
Replies: 4
Views: 10219

Yeah, it's a different yeast strain. i have used Nottingham ale yeast before, this time i used Safale-05. Yeah i figured it wasn't anything to be worried about, but given that i made two mistakes that could change the outcome of the beer, i started to think about it too much. I have never seen that ...
by danbrew11
Fri May 20, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: over pitched yeast in hottish wort
Replies: 4
Views: 10219

over pitched yeast in hottish wort

ok, so i made a rendition of an "irish red ale" the other day... I accidently pitched twice as much yeast as i needed to and pitched it while the wort was about 100 degrees. i tryed using a stick on thermometer on the fermenter and i guess i wasn't patient enough with it. it was getting late and i w...
by danbrew11
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 25581

Hey Timmy, i would love to get a 5 gal glass carboy, but i dont have anywhere to put it. especially when doing lagers, it wouldn't fit in the mini frig that i customized for more space and a regulated thermostate to produce consistant tempratures for fermenting lagers. Right now i just have 2 Mr. Be...
by danbrew11
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 25581

Ok, so i am going to transfer to a secondary today. i did a diacetyl rest, or tried too....when i left it at 75F for a day and a half i noticed that the yeast started to ferment more, after it seemed to be completely done. I guess the warmer temperature re- activated the yeast, so i let it sit out a...
by danbrew11
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 25581

Yeah, i kinda had a feeling that it wasn't very realistic. especially when i would put in specialty grains or any kind of grains and it would up the ABV dramatically. I was just using it because it was easy to use, and it was something that could get me started, at least to understand it a little be...
by danbrew11
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 25581

Yeah everything was typed correctly. i use the beer calculus recipe generator from Hopville. I added 4oz of boiled Rice Syrup Solids to the beer very carefully yesterday. I just checked it and there is some activity, so thats good.
by danbrew11
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 25581

Cool, thankyou! i'm really excited about this batch, i'll taste it again soon and see what it's missing. i just started freaking out cause the batch before this was a Lager and it fermented for 2 1/2 weeks. It definetly has a malty sweetness but is complimented by a subtle hops finish, just trying t...
by danbrew11
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 25581

Ok, thanks Slothrob. That makes sense about not adding it to the secondary. i have Rice syrup, DME and table sugar, but wont opening the primary to add sugar run a risk of contamination due to oxygen intake?
by danbrew11
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary
Replies: 13
Views: 25581

Adding Fermentable sugars in secondary

Ok, so i am kinda new at this.... I have a Lager fermenting at 55 degrees has been fermenting for 10 days and it seems to be almost done fermenting when it should take 2-3 weeks. I think this is due to the lack of fermentable sugars in the recipe i put together. I tasted it yesterday and it has a go...