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Oct
4
comment lemon flavor after kegging
I have had some wheat beers develop a lemony taste as they age in a keg, they eventually turns sour after a few months.
Sep
10
comment 3 Piece Airlock without Liquid
However long he leaves them in his fermenter.
Aug
29
comment Hydrometer Calibration and its effect on OG
oops, thanks. corrected. Meant .006 added.
Jul
31
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
Thanks for expanding, that did help a lot.
Jul
31
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
yeah I have a fridge for fermenting that is set at 66 all the time.
Jul
31
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
So the wort was still actively fermenting when I decided to keg it? @hartski I was thinking the same thing. I have kegged probably 20 batches, and brewed tons more and never seen this happen. which is why I asked the question lol.
Jul
31
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
@TobiasPatton recipe - hopville.com/recipe/1519282/american-wheat-or-rye-beer-recipes/…
Jul
30
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
I entered it in the calculator for being 85. I ferment at 66, and it sat out at about 85-90 for probably an hour or so as it was transfered to bottling bucket then keg so I figured 80-85 is a good estimate. I use a refractometer for the SG reading which takes temp into account for me.
Jul
30
comment Carbonated in carboy from primary fermentation?
I did not take into account temp. Just ran it through a calculator online with a guess at wort temp, and it is actually 1.002-1.003. I will still test out my hydrometer regardless.
Jul
25
comment Brew In A Bag one-gallon batch?
I got one of mine from a local Asian food restaurant that was closing down. It was a 12 gallon commercial grade stainless steel thick pot, for only 30 bucks. People are always putting them on craigslist as turkey frying pots.
May
10
comment Sour Off flavor
When I get home I will look closely for that film layer. It probably is a good idea to replace the spigot or at least take it apart and really clean each piece. I have had it for over a year now. This type of infection could explain the bottled batches, but what about the kegged? I normally skip the bottling bucket completely when kegging and just go strait from the fermenter to keg.
May
10
comment Sour Off flavor
Interesting, I don't sparge, but I do crush the grains a bit more than cracked. If fact this last batch (have not tasted it yet) I experimented by milling them twice to see if it made any difference to OG. I am going to have to read more on that.
May
10
comment Sour Off flavor
I do bake a lot of bread, but they ferment in my garage in a temp controlled fridge and they usually start fermenting within the first 12-18 hours. It could possibly be a sour apple flavor :)
May
10
comment Sour Off flavor
I am using iodophor, I am putting in just enough to notice the slightest color change, but not enough to make it look like tea.
May
9
comment Sour Off flavor
It tastes like we were took a sour beer (I have only had 1 that a fellow home brewer purposely made) and poured a little in, so it has a slight sour aroma along with the sour taste. We are fermenting in glass carboys, the only plastic is the siphon, tubing, and bottling bucket, and mash tun (we bottled 3 batches kegged 2)
May
9
comment Sour Off flavor
After bottling, when they should have been good to drink, but not just a green taste, some were a good month past bottling.
Mar
23
comment Dangers of Sanke Kegs
@joefish why don't you put that as an answer?
Mar
23
comment Dangers of Sanke Kegs
Thanks, thats what I figured, but wanted to make sure I was not missing something.
Feb
8
comment Prickly Pear Beer Experiment
I ended up putting them in at the end of boil, and all I did to them was cut off the skin. The beer ended up being VERY tart. So much so that is must be drank extremely slowly as if I was drinking a liquor on the rocks.
Feb
8
comment Aerating When Moving from Mash tun to Boil Pot
Interesting, I will have to see if they have noticeably less head retention.