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by brewmeisterintng
Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A month in the primary... way too long?
Replies: 7
Views: 18271

+1

It might depend on the beer though. You can mask a lot of things in darker stronger brews. You might detect something in say a cream ale or a lager. There have been many a discussion on the subject. I use to primary my ales for one week and seconday for two. I now two week both and have had better ...
by brewmeisterintng
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ale vs Lager
Replies: 4
Views: 9082

Thanks for the reply

I had everything to brew the Ugly Pug Schwarzbier Clone except the lager yeast. When I found out that Pacman would ferment at lower temperatures, it was worth a shot. I originally called it a lager but then renamed it an ale now I will cross that out and call it a hybrid. Not sure how noticeable it...
by brewmeisterintng
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ale vs Lager
Replies: 4
Views: 9082

Still Curious

Normal ale fermentation temperatures range from 68 to 72 °F (20 to 22 °C) and lager fermentation temperatures from 45 to 55 °F (7 to 13 °C). I am fermenting below ale and above lager by these standard. Am I delving in an area never explored or are people just not interested. I am waiting (not to pa...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ale vs Lager
Replies: 4
Views: 9082

Why do you ask...

I read this and was surprised. Craft Beer LocatorBeer Fact of the Day: Courtesy of Steve Parkes - Ale vs Lager yeast. For over 100 years it was thought that ale and lager yeast were different species of Saccharomyces. Now all brewing yeast are Saccharomyces cerevisiae and ale and lager are differen...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Ale vs Lager
Replies: 4
Views: 9082

Ale vs Lager

If I ferment my wort at a temperature in the lager range with a yeast that is tolerant to the cold (Pacman) will the results be a lager or an ale?
by brewmeisterintng
Tue May 11, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Yeast starters and size of Erlenmeyer Flask
Replies: 6
Views: 18642

No problem

I have a 1000 and a 2000 ml flask. I have been using my 2000 on an electric burner. Big mistake: 1) Boil overs are an issue (even with fermcap-s). 2) my flask cracked and in my and other opinions was due to electric heat an crash cooling. So, use this info as you will. My future starters will be bo...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Can't stop the foam
Replies: 2
Views: 9364

Two Sugestions

1. Larger fermentation vessel. I originally bought a five gallon carboy for a five gallon batch... what was I thinking. I now use a 6.5 gallon for my primary fermentations and secondary in the 5. 2. Fercap-S that stuff rocks. I no longer have boil overs or air locks being blown off. Trust me... thi...
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Fermentation began again
Replies: 1
Views: 7684

Ask your hydrometer

What is your final gravity? It might be CO2 but you won't know for sure unless you take a reading. Preferably three days in a row. If there is no change and you are in the ball park of your prodicted FG... then your done. The reason I say this is because you could have under pitched your yeast, fer...
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Bottle Necks Break on Opening
Replies: 4
Views: 12355

EZ Caps

aka flippies. I bought a few dozen when I was still bottling. Great bottles. They are 16 oz and a thick solid product. Again, buy the brown as it blocks UV.
Just my two cents.
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Bottle Necks Break on Opening
Replies: 4
Views: 12355

Caps?

You didn't say if you have reciently switched caps. If they are the same... then by default it is the bottle. Another reason to keg... :lol: Just kidding. Not sure where you got the bottles/ type but back when I bottled, Coronas were really good as they are thick walled. You just have to ensure tha...
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Force Carbonation
Replies: 11
Views: 18222

There is no Spoon

... from The Matrix The elusive perfect brew does not exist. The brewer/ artist will always find a flaw (perceived or real) in every batch he makes. Others will tell you that "this batch is the greatest" but you will think... the color is off, it could have been a little clearer, it's a little swee...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Re-using Yeast
Replies: 2
Views: 4855

Yeast Life

That is up for debate. I have quite a few different yeast sitting in the refrig. I always make a yeast starter before pitching to make sure they are still active. With that said... I have used yeast six months old that has been sitting in a Mason jar under a inch or two of beer without an issue. Ke...
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clarksville, TN Homebrewing Club
Replies: 7
Views: 11130

Just Re-pitching

no pun intended. We are looking to grow as a club in Clarksville TN. We just voted on the officers and are looking for folks who want to meet, discuss brewing and drinks some suds.
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: response to "how long would keg be good?"
Replies: 4
Views: 10785

Really?

I have kegged in corys and have had to do some serious cleaning. I don't think that homebrewers have the equipment necessary to clean sanke kegs. My advice/ two cents is to cut the top off and make a keggle out of it.