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Dec
24
comment Did One Step kill my batch?
This is going to sound "tech support esque;" but, did you remember to put the priming sugar in? I've been in a rush before and thought I had a stuck fermentation because there had been no activity after 2 days...Totally forgot to put the yeast in. As a side note, it does not look like One Step has anything that would degrade into a salt-like off flavor. ecologiccleansers.com/OneStepDataSheet.pdf
Jun
11
comment first stage beer seems slow (stopped?)
@mdma has it. My last red was a hybrid extract/grain brew that started at an OG 1.074, FG 1.018. It has been one of the best reds I have made. Don't worry about forgetting the yeast, as long as it was sealed with the air lock you should be fine. Also, make sure your fermentation vessel has been in a consistently cool place (assuming an ale) 60-70º is preferable just because your beer temp could be a little higher than the 70º... and if it gets too high it will kill the yeast or give off-putting flavors.
Apr
30
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
A lot of good information but this is the best answer I've seen thus far! Thanks!
Apr
30
accepted What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
Apr
25
comment Where is the oil produced from dry hopping?
You should have a clean everything anyway!
Apr
24
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
If my current Gravity is 1.030, and I was expecting 1.010-1.015... should I use a "dry beer enzyme" or Beano to knock it down?
Apr
24
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
Someone mentioned offhandedly that there is a nutrient mixture to help re-excite the yeast. Is there truth to this, and if so can someone point me in a direction of what to get?
Apr
24
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
Good info. I will post the exact ingredients when I get home. I've made a 9.3% ABV Red by adding some extra grains and DME, it just seems to get stuck at a higher FG on the Amber for some reason...
Apr
24
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
Yes, @DennyConn.
Apr
24
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
It was part of a kit. I don't have the box anymore :( . However, the store I get it from has a homebrewing section that the store keeps well managed and in date. I poured from a bottling bucket (no tube, just the spigot) into the carboy, added the yeast, then gave a light swirl.
Apr
24
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Apr
24
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
To answer your questions though. 2 weeks ago, the packet that is about the size of a wet-wipe packet, 67-72º, I've gently shaken the fermentation vessel twice after it got stuck at 1.030 over a week ago, a 3 gallon boil with 2.5 gallons cold water topped off.
Apr
24
comment What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
I get that 5.8% isn't a higher gravity beer. I was wondering if the yeast I am using is not able to thrive as the beer becomes more alcoholic. Which is why I keep getting stuck right around 5.8%.
Apr
24
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Apr
13
revised Is bitterness extraction dependent on wort volume?
Grammar, units, and consistency
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12
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