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    Jdub got a reaction from Shrike in Is this an infection?   
    if anyone cares....an update. i cold crashed for 3 days after 21 days fermenting. all of the yeast dropped to the bottom. nothing on top. had a taste and it was good. little low gravity for my taste, but was good. this is an AG pale ale. only got 21 12 oz glass bottles. made the recipe 2.5 gallons but there was a TON of trub in the bottom of my LBK.
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    Jdub got a reaction from Shrike in Is this an infection?   
    if anyone cares....an update. i cold crashed for 3 days after 21 days fermenting. all of the yeast dropped to the bottom. nothing on top. had a taste and it was good. little low gravity for my taste, but was good. this is an AG pale ale. only got 21 12 oz glass bottles. made the recipe 2.5 gallons but there was a TON of trub in the bottom of my LBK.
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    Jdub got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    i know....i'm not experienced enough yet to do much "seasonal" brewing. I like beer and that octoberfest hme can was staring at me! going to LHBS tomorrow. got a couple of recipes i'm gonna stock up for. 
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    Jdub reacted to Creeps McLane in Bottle conditioning techiques   
    Just keep your beers in the fridge for at least 24 hours before opening. Ideal Is 3 days
     
    i have a 10lb CO2 tank hooked up to all my kegs in a keezer. 


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    Jdub got a reaction from Cato in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    brewing Mr Beer's Zombie Fest partial mash recipe tomorrow. Have a couple of JDub mods. using a wyeast kolsch liquid yeast that im getting to room temp now. also i'm adding a booster. anyone brewed up this recipe before?
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    Jdub got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    i know....i'm not experienced enough yet to do much "seasonal" brewing. I like beer and that octoberfest hme can was staring at me! going to LHBS tomorrow. got a couple of recipes i'm gonna stock up for. 
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    Jdub got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    i know....i'm not experienced enough yet to do much "seasonal" brewing. I like beer and that octoberfest hme can was staring at me! going to LHBS tomorrow. got a couple of recipes i'm gonna stock up for. 
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    Jdub reacted to JoshR in Is this an infection?   
    It's not an infection @Jdub. I've used that yeast many times and it reacts the same way. It's common for the kveik strains.
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    Jdub reacted to Bonsai & Brew in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    I've got the recipe and it's in the queue -- a little late for O'fest, but still looking forward to brewing it.
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    Jdub got a reaction from Cato in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    brewing Mr Beer's Zombie Fest partial mash recipe tomorrow. Have a couple of JDub mods. using a wyeast kolsch liquid yeast that im getting to room temp now. also i'm adding a booster. anyone brewed up this recipe before?
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    Jdub reacted to RickBeer in Cold crashing - what it is, and why do you care?   
    No, what I meant is that the site you reference, homebrewingstoredirectory.com is a blog put together to gain advertising dollars.  A few posts in 2014, then one in 2016, probably because he didn't get the ad revenue he expected.  He also owns https://www.catholicretreats.net   Stop reading blogs written by people simply copying info from elsewhere.  
     
    A good source for learning more about brewing would be John Palmer's book, How To Brew (4th edition).  You can read the first edition, from 2000, online for free.  http://www.howtobrew.com/  Or get it from your local library.  
     
    John Palmer is a guru.  
     
    Much of what's posted here on the forum was figured out by brewers after hundreds of trials.  3-4 was developed by brewers, not by Mr. Beer, when people found that the results from Mr. Beer's earlier versions, brewed for a week and bottled for a week or two (can't recall right now), were crap.  Mr. Beer has since modified it's instructions to follow what we figured out.  
     
    I started on this forum in February 2012, and read and read what the experienced brewers (nearly all left a few years ago before Mr. Beer was purchased by Coopers).  Then I started contributing.  Brewed my first batch 6 years ago, and learned and learned along the way.  Still learning today.  Last year I went and got a Certificate in Brewing and Distillation Technology, took 7 college courses (in person, not over the internet).  And I'm still learning today.   
     
    I've made mistakes you haven't even thought of making.  I don't get paid for posting here (hint, Tim), my sole purpose in posting is to convey what I've learned to others.  
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    Jdub reacted to Mic Todd in Cold crashing - what it is, and why do you care?   
    I may have found the problem of why my bottles didn't carbonate fully.  Room temperature.  I checked my storage area and it's likely the temps were in the low 60's, maybe a low as 59F for much of the time.  I've moved them to a warmer storage area: 70F if I control it.
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    Jdub got a reaction from Creeps McLane in Is this an infection?   
    @Nickfixit @BDawg62 @Creeps McLane i e-mailed Omega. got a quick response from the owner: "Some of the kveik cultures, like Hothead, form a thick, persistent krausen on top of the fermented beer. What you're describing doesn't sound like an infection. We brewed a porter recently where HotHead did the same thing."
     
    I also sent him a picture and he said he suspects it will be fine and to go ahead and taste it. Looked like kveik yeast sitting on top to him.
     
    JDub
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    Jdub got a reaction from Creeps McLane in Is this an infection?   
    @Nickfixit @BDawg62 @Creeps McLane i e-mailed Omega. got a quick response from the owner: "Some of the kveik cultures, like Hothead, form a thick, persistent krausen on top of the fermented beer. What you're describing doesn't sound like an infection. We brewed a porter recently where HotHead did the same thing."
     
    I also sent him a picture and he said he suspects it will be fine and to go ahead and taste it. Looked like kveik yeast sitting on top to him.
     
    JDub
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    Jdub got a reaction from Creeps McLane in Is this an infection?   
    @Nickfixit @BDawg62 @Creeps McLane i e-mailed Omega. got a quick response from the owner: "Some of the kveik cultures, like Hothead, form a thick, persistent krausen on top of the fermented beer. What you're describing doesn't sound like an infection. We brewed a porter recently where HotHead did the same thing."
     
    I also sent him a picture and he said he suspects it will be fine and to go ahead and taste it. Looked like kveik yeast sitting on top to him.
     
    JDub
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    Jdub got a reaction from Creeps McLane in Is this an infection?   
    @Nickfixit @BDawg62 @Creeps McLane i e-mailed Omega. got a quick response from the owner: "Some of the kveik cultures, like Hothead, form a thick, persistent krausen on top of the fermented beer. What you're describing doesn't sound like an infection. We brewed a porter recently where HotHead did the same thing."
     
    I also sent him a picture and he said he suspects it will be fine and to go ahead and taste it. Looked like kveik yeast sitting on top to him.
     
    JDub
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    Jdub reacted to BDawg62 in NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!   
    Not a bad thought at all.  That just means you are a brewer and during any crisis you will take care of your human family first then you will without a doubt take care or your one celled family.  Those yeast are our children too and they deserve to be high on our priority list in a crisis situation.😂
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    Jdub reacted to scouterbill in NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!   
    Is it bad that I've got my fermentation fridge and temperature control on an uninterruptible power supply? ☺️
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    Jdub got a reaction from D Kristof in New 3G Conical Fermenter   
    call mr beer customer service. they have always been super helpful to me. even when i want to trick up one of their recipes, they are down for the conversation. i also really like visiting my local HBS.
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    Jdub reacted to Mic Todd in New 3G Conical Fermenter   
    I've been in touch with the MRB staff a lot since purchasing my kit - they might be getting a bit fatigued with all my questions.  Btw, they're great at answering questions and making suggestions.  Since we don't have a brewing store nearby I've come to rely on them and appreciate their expertise which they are always willing to share.
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    Jdub got a reaction from D Kristof in NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!   
    We had a power outage for about an hour today in our neighborhood for whatever reason. Does it make me a bad person that my 1st thought was will i have to reset my inkbird controller?
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    Jdub got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!   
    i mean, like no kidding....forget the milk, meat, eggs and stuff in the kitchen fridge. I'm not quite two weeks deep into lagering an octoberfest people!
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    Jdub got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!   
    i mean, like no kidding....forget the milk, meat, eggs and stuff in the kitchen fridge. I'm not quite two weeks deep into lagering an octoberfest people!
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    Jdub got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!   
    i mean, like no kidding....forget the milk, meat, eggs and stuff in the kitchen fridge. I'm not quite two weeks deep into lagering an octoberfest people!
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    Jdub reacted to Cato in NEW PRODUCT - Temperature Controllers!   
    Lol, my first thought would be my beer in the fermenter! I mean that's like some basic survival instinct.
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