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comment lots of gas coming from secondary
Is it still safe to bottle though while degassing?
Sep
12
comment I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
It's not getting nearly the (negative) hype that the glass one is getting, mostly because it isn't sending folks to the E.R., but the amazon reviews for it are scarce and not too positive either. Two things mentioned are inconsistent thickness in the plastic, and the inability to get a good seal with the lid. I also recall hearing one person saying he had to purchase extra seals for it in order to get it to seal properly.
Sep
8
comment I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
After seeing their correspondence with homebrewers, I see no sign of them slowing down. They're continuing to market the heck out of this. It's very unfortunate that it will likely take a lawsuit to cover someone's medical bills or to recoup damages in order for them to take this seriously.
Sep
8
revised I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
Added the product name to the title to clarify and bring awareness to the product.
Sep
8
revised I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
Clarified the whole Northern Brewer = Midwest
Sep
8
comment I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
Count your blessings. Many have gone to the ER for shattered carboys.
Sep
8
comment I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
There's been a lot of (supposedly impartial) studies done by the plastic carboy companies that claim that there is little to no difference between glass and plastics as far as final quality of beer. oxygen permeation was surprising since the most permeable part has little to do with the carboy itself, but the lid/bung seal and the plastic airlock.
Sep
8
answered I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed Is it okay to freeze dry yeast at around -20 °C?
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed Monster Mill v.s. Kitchen Aid Mill attachment
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed Identifying mystery hops
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed How much damage do aphids cause to hops?
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed Component of roasted malt that lowers pH
Sep
8
reviewed No Action Needed Identifying mystery hops
Sep
4
reviewed No Action Needed Bottling Hard Cider - can I prime with sweet cider?
Sep
4
comment Should I pitch a second round of yeast?
What was your anticipated FG? It may be that it is still silently fermenting. You'll probably want to wait a week and then take daily gravity readings. Once it goes for three days without changing gravity, it's safe to go to bottling.
Sep
4
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Sep
4
comment Belgian golden strong
Please elaborate on why "it's good to get the beer off the sediment to reduce off flavors and have an ooportunity to taste the beer and take hydrometer readings". Can you cite/verify what off flavors you have received from leaving it on the yeast cake? Why wouldn't using a wine thief to extract beer for sample work? Recent semi-scientific experiments have shown no benefit what so ever to racking to a secondary
Sep
3
comment Should I pitch a second round of yeast?
You're correct. Sanitize the hydrometer (I use a spray bottle of Star San or dunk it for 30 seconds in a bucket filled with it). There aren't any negative consequences to re-pitching yeast at this point (other than potentially wasting money/yeast). The bulk of consequences associated with under-pitching develop within the first 3-5 days of fermentation. Pitching more yeast at this point without a gravity reading is likely a waste of yeast. I would not recommend it. At this point your best bet is to ride it out and take hydrometer readings to determine if it has completed.
Sep
2
answered Should I pitch a second round of yeast?