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I have been a homebrewer for over 15 years and 440 batches. I'm a BJCP National judge and a member of the Governing Committee of the American Homebrewers Assoc.


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comment lots of gas coming from secondary
As long as the gravity is consistent, there is no fermentation going on even if you see bubbles. In that case, it's safe to bottle.
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comment did i put too much yeast in?
Yes, you did make make wort. That's what it's called before it becomes beer! Esters are the fruit like aroma and flavors in your beer.
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answered lots of gas coming from secondary
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comment did i put too much yeast in?
The fermentability of the beer is pretty much set by the wort you make. While using too little yest may result in a higher than expected FG, using too much will not necessarily make it lower. Using more yeast may increase the level of esters in the beer, but that's not a certainty.
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answered did i put too much yeast in?
Sep
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answered Really strong beer's gravity (1.120) won't drop below 1.042
Sep
11
answered Pure Carapils starter wort?
Sep
8
answered I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified
Sep
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answered Identifying mystery hops
Sep
5
comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
Actually, cold break has been found to be somewhat beneficial to the yeast.
Sep
5
comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
As did a much older experiment from the Brews and Views forum that I pointed out to Marshall when he did his. I agree with your approach. Really the point is that there's nothing wrong with xferring the hops to the fermenter, but there's also nothing to be gained from it and you'll need to get them out sooner or later anyway.
Sep
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comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
I let pellets go through my pump and into the fermenter. Due to the my kettle pickup works, I use bags for whole hops. Before I had all that fancy schmancy stuff, I would pour the cooled wort through a large sanitized strainer into the fermenter.
Sep
3
comment Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
Doing that puts you at risk for hot side aeration. Admittedly, it's a small risk, but why take it? Additionally, by pouring cooled wort through a strainer, you get "good" aeration prior to pitching your yeast.
Sep
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answered Hops - Do they stay in the wort for the primary fermentation or not?
Sep
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comment How to add DME to the wort
Well, I use a plastic bowl and have no problem immersing it for a short time.
Sep
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awarded  Cleanup
Sep
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revised Belgian golden strong
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
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comment What is the proper way to maintain temperature in a water cooler Mash tun by adding hot water?
every few years, a frioend and I use it to make 10 gal. of a 1.100+ barleywine. Then we do about 12-15 gal. of a second runnings beer.
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answered What is the proper way to maintain temperature in a water cooler Mash tun by adding hot water?
Aug
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answered How to add DME to the wort