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Software Engineer from Denver, CO


Sep
6
comment What is causing a bad flavor after cold conditioning?
thanks, that makes sense. I have cut off an inch of the dip tubes in my lagering kegs so I don't pick up that yeast and sediment when I transfer.
Jun
24
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
good idea, I might try a mini extract batch to see what I get. Though I think it would be sanitization issue not a sanitation issue :)
Jun
22
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
So I went ahead and got one from my homebrew store today and I was actually pretty impressed with my cheap digital thermometer matching the calibrated one exactly at freezing and boiling. I even did the altitude/barometric pressure adjustment and the boil temp was as expected.
Jun
21
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
So how do I test if it's accurate at the high end, and yeah I'm in denver so boiling is 10degrees lower? Also can you recommend a certified calibration thermometer, they seem to have a crazy price range?
Jun
21
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
I use a chest freezer with temperature controller, and usually for the first couple days of fermentations I set it 5 degrees lower than I want it to ferment at. I only have the sticker thermometers on the carboys, but I can usually keep those showing within a degree or two of where I want.
Jun
21
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
So I went ahead and checked my hydrometer also and it read 1.000 in 60 degree water. So, the bottle of beer in the attic, is that after it's been primed and carbonated or just straight out of primary? And would another gravity reading of that attic beer tell me also?
Jun
21
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
I have had some off flavors, but I thought they were just too dry, thin and harsh because of the final gravity.
Jun
20
comment Over attenuated all grain beers
I haven't calibrated it, but it's been happening over 15 brews and two hydrometers. I can't imagine two different hydrometers being off or bad sanitization that many times would be it... possible.
May
19
comment What is causing a bad flavor after cold conditioning?
Actually, after another week of sitting and carbonating it isn't as bad as I thought... It has also cleared again, it's for sure not what I was going for, but it will do it's job until the next beer is ready.
May
15
comment What is causing a bad flavor after cold conditioning?
I guess it could be body odor like.
May
15
comment What is causing a bad flavor after cold conditioning?
based on gravity readings it had over attenuated to 7.9% at the point I moved it. Would infection still be possible with all that alcohol?
May
15
comment What is causing a bad flavor after cold conditioning?
Tough to describe, but I'd say like piss (not just joking). It had a nice malty sweet profile and amber color then went to cloudy yellow and a harsh one note fruity off flavor.
Mar
9
comment Sanitizer sucked back into beer, dangerous?
The sanitizer was StarSan
Mar
9
comment Sanitizer sucked back into beer, dangerous?
thanks for the response. btw, it was StarSan.
Feb
6
comment Can't get accurate temperature with johnson controls and freezer
Thanks, I really appreciate the details response.
Dec
21
comment Overly Active Fermentation
update: I opened it up after a couple more days of it not slowing down and it didn't look right and smelled funny. The gravity had dropped to 1.005 so I dumped it.
Dec
8
comment Overly Active Fermentation
Is there any standard to room temp vs frm temp? like the room should be 5-10 less than you want it to be fermenting at?