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by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Did I not add enough yeast?
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Great info that Todd posted. It could be a pitching rate problem though. I don't know if what OP did was underpitching though. Attenuation problems stem from so many factors. Even if the second batch turns out with better attenuation by pitching more yeast it is worth your time to read the above mat...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: I want 23 liter batch size but my kettle is only 25 liter
Replies: 16
Views: 4088

I'm gonna side with MS on this one. That procedure is not the "best practice". You will get beer, maybe good beer, but you will be sacrificing something in return. In this case, beer quality.
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: First BIAB - Does this look right?
Replies: 12
Views: 4128

Hi there... Good luck on the 1st brew. Generally speaking, using tried and true recepies for your first few brews are the way to go, imo. I've been brewing for the better part of 3 years and still am working my way through my recipe books. But, if you got the itch to do one of your own... have at it...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: 1st BIAB Brew - Getbrewed - Hoppy APA
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Looks great and sounds like your 1st brewday went incredibly well. For hops , I use a hop spider which is easy enough to build, but theres nothing wrong with dropping them free into the boil. You'll just get some more kettle to fermentor loss. Great job!
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Oatmeal Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Primavera wrote:Consume within 6 months.
I hope you don't have any trouble following this part of the recipe. If you do, you could always send some my way. :headhit: :thumbs:
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: How much water
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Thank you both for your replies. So TWN is what I put into the boiler. I've read the terminology and it sais SWN is 2% more than TWN because water swells when it is heated. I made a mistake on the brew I have just completed (My first brew). I put SWN amount into the boiler which is 0.59 Litres to m...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Questions from a newbie on grains/books and other things
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

I, and this site, recommend Brewing Classic Styles, as a recipe book. There are instructions here to convert them into BIABicus recipes. Some of the recipes there are pretty simple. Base malt a couple specialty grains and a single hop. However some styles simply require more ingredients. I love the ...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: How much water
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Philip... TWN goes into the boiler... SWN is the volume of TWN when the water is at strike temps (or when the water is heated to mash temps in effect). Joshua... I'm sure this was just an oversight on your part... you're an old timer around here. :idiot: Philip... I recommend you read Clear Brewing ...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 856710

Hi my name is Jeff from Milwaukee, WI... I have been AWOL for the last few months. I thoight I might need to reintroduce myself... ;) Anyway... great to see all the new names here. Good luck on your brewing adventures. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge from the pioneers of this method of wor...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Missed my OG! Advice needed for next time.
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

I had my first brew session not too long ago and overall it went pretty well. Synch.... all great advice up there... you, my friend, are WAAAAAAYYYYY ahead of the game. Worrying about gravity readings and efficencies on your first brew? I was worried about not contaminating the damned batch. And re...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Temp spike on third day
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Indeed! Congrats. Isn't it a great feeling when it turns out well? I love that feeling.
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Temp spike on third day
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

soccerdad... sorry nobody has answered you on this post. This might not end up being your best effort but I suggest you let it run out its fermentation. You are already 10 days in. If you havent already dumped it, take a gravity reading and taste. If the fermentation is free from contamination, mayb...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: WLP001 direct
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

I'd like to add a couple of things. Pitching a vial direct into the fermentor and racking your next one on top of the yeast cake will make beer. They will not result in the same beer even if the yeast strain and recipe are the same. The rate at which you pitch healthy, clean yeast compared to the vo...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First full sized BIAB
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Way to go, bowserm! Congrats on the 1st outdoor brew. 1.060 when shooting for 1.069 isn't ideal but is not that big of a deal either. You should be concentrating on getting the basics of your process down right now anyways. Don't sweat the numbers so much at this point. There are a number of solutio...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Fermentation temperatures???
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

Some sage advice here from Todd and Josh, Jeff. Your fermentation temp will affect your flavor profile. Higher temps tend to be more estery and lower temps cleaner... however even at low ale temps flavor can change within the same yeast strain even with a change of a degree or 2. Temperature is anot...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: 14l stockpot recipe suggestions....
Replies: 22
Views: 4004

Yeah... I reckon just pitching a whole pack of yeast dry or liquid would work great in that 8 to 12 L VIF range. Just an entire packet. It's pretty hard to "overpitch," whatever that is supposed to mean. I mean... pitch rate is just another tool in our tool box, right? If that whole pack is too expe...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 856710

Welcome TDL...

You'll find everything you need here to help make that first BIAB batch a successful one. Just call on us at any point along the way if you find you need some pointers.

Jeff
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Congrats to Australia on the Cricket!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Not a cricket fan I take it... funny site... Putin fights off monster cold with bare hands. Priceless.
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Just To Say... A Big Thanks.
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

That's good stuff, TT.

I echo many of those same sentiments. This method of brewing and this site have helped me tremendously as well.

Jeff
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Congrats to Australia on the Cricket!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Congrats to Australia on the Cricket!!!

Congrats to any of you cricket fans from Australia on your World Cup win! Appears to have been well deserved!
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: washing yeast
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

The Yeast book recommends putting yeast solids in a sterile container with 4 times as much cool sterile (preboiled is fine) water So does that mean if you have 1/2 gallon of trub, you should add 2 gallons of sterile water to start? Yes... that is the recommendation... the idea is to have enough liq...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: washing yeast
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Hey jrodie... I have a couple comments for clarification sake. Like Josh said above, you can skip the bottling bucket. Just another opportunity to introduce nasties into your yeast. Any water needs to be boiled vigorously and cooled before using. You might think I'm stating the obvious... but you ne...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Yeast Starter Made. What do I do with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

Thanks goulaigan... I have heard of people using washed yeast that old as well. Key is that you reinvigorate the yeast with a starter. Great stuff. I wonder if you would get different results with the same recipe by only varying the age of your washed yeast that throw into the starter? Or maybe the ...
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Yeast Starter Made. What do I do with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

Yes, Jim. Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. Anyone else want to elaborate on their process and results?
by safebrew222
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Yeast Starter Made. What do I do with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

There is so much to comment on this thread... 1. Starters can accomplish several different things, sometimes all at once. A starter can be used to propagate yeast, reinvigorate yeast health or test yeast viability. Making starters should serve a purpose you want to accomplish. 2. The only sure way t...

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