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  2. Too late, but the sample should have been degassed. Basically cover the sample tube, shake it like crazy, and let the gas come off the sample, repeating until it's flat. Then test it. Of course it could just be the beer gods punishing the OP for making beer with Mountain Dew.
  3. After 7 days of no action after I added a pkt of MRB yeast, I decided to keg the batch. I added 2.25oz corn sugar to the keg and filled it with the beer from the lbk, used bottling wand to reduce 02 ingress. FG was 1.029. Should be 5.2% ABV. I kegged in case it took off after priming. Kegged 10/3 -so far the pressure has not increased above the base of 15 psi. I 'bottle' all my kegged beer vs forced carb. If the process works I should see a increase of keg pressure. I plan on letting sit for 2 weeks to condition, same as I would with bottling. Then move to cold and increase CO2 to 20 psi for another week. Hydro sample tastes OK, It will be a drinkable beer.. More to come
  4. Let us know how it turns out, please.
  5. did not think of that. It is sort of carbed I only tasted the hydrometer sample. Was some foam in the sample. Well it is not doing anything now, so keep to the plan, go 7 days then keg it. Might condition OK. I also took a refractometer reading was 11, way high also - should be about 4 to 6 - so both devices are affected by something. Both indicating high sugar content. very strange. Per MRB FG should be close to 1.009.. but I never get FG according to the MRB recipe sheets anyway. Yes, I know refractometer is not accurate with alcohol content... thanks RR
  6. I wonder if residual carbonation from the Dew is causing an inaccurate FG reading.
  7. I've never brewed that one, but it sounds like you're on the right track.
  8. Hi not many here any more. I read what's new and some old posts. Thought I would post my current issue here with a smaller group other then HBT. Wont get lost in the mix I brewed the subject recipe, used regular MTN DEW soda NOT diet. OG 1.063 ferment 3 weeks in LBK FG 1.030 WAY off per MRB. Yeast US-05. I was going to bottle it but was concerned the high residual sugar would give me bottle bombs. So I did the radical fix, add a pkt of CMRB yeast, stirred the trub increased temp from cold crash temp to 70, put back in fermentation chamber at 68. After 2 days there is NO yeast/fermentation activity. I am guessing there is no fermentable sugars. The high readings are related to the other ingredients ? in the soda. Plan is to wait a week then transfer to a 2.5g keg, add 2 oz of sugar, attach a pressure gage /CO2 charger and see what it does. Aside, I keg about half of my recipes these days. See if it self carbs in the keg then add CO2 to force carb it for drinking. Taste sample was OK a bit hoppy but good. Thoughts?
  9. Shrike

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    Beer - even marginal beer - makes a good marinating liquid, especially when there are lots of spices in the marinade.
  10. Big Sarge

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    Only the brewer knows when it’s time to dump the beer. My advice: drink faster lol
  11. Jdub

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    i took a sip out of most when I was pouring them out and they were pretty bad. i really don't cook with beer alot unless i'm making chili and i'll just use some fresh. was a shame to dump all that beer. at least makes room for more.
  12. Big Sarge

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    Are they too bad for a brat bath on the grill or some other cooking use? Did you try all of them and none are worth drinking? That’s a lot of cooking beer lol. I’m sure others will have some more interesting uses.
  13. Jdub

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    hey, i have several cases of mostly MRB brew in glass bottles. it has been sitting upstairs in our playroom at ambient temp for at least a few years now. I opened a few some time ago, and discovered that they don't age well. Should I just start throwing them out? I put so much effort into them (well....a little effort) that I don't want to waste them. Not sure what to do. Can't see myself choking them down if they've gone bad.
  14. I haven't had twang since I started fermenting on the cooler end of the yeast's range. But MRB is also saying that pitching extra yeast (if using the 5g Cooper's yeast) can eliminate it. All of these use 11g packets so twang shouldn't be an issue. They have them for 10% off through today so I ordered the NEIPA and Tricycle Red Ale and also got free shipping.
  15. do you think that will eliminate some of the apple cidery off flavors?
  16. MRB released six new recipes that use Cooper's UME and no HME.
  17. MRB has two new recipes, both featuring Kveik yeast. They complete fermenting in 3-4 days. They have limited quantities, so once the ingredients are gone so are the recipes.
  18. I’m not so sure that work isn’t the safest place for you right now, but it is nice to have you shake up the forum every now and then🍻.
  19. When faced with a choice to drive or not to drive to Vegas, I always err on the side of driving to Vegas. But I also make sure I have some extra bottles of water in the car. 😁 (I joke, but I did spend a few years stationed at Edwards AFB, CA, just a three hours' drive from Vegas...and I made that drive often.)
  20. It's 2021, you can simply identify as a woman and if they don't hire you call them misogynists and accuse them of a hate crime. Hurray for progress! 😏🙄 😊
  21. Haha! I just saw this!!
  22. I’m working on my car and was wondering if this beer hydrometer can measure the density of my antifreeze percentage in the radiator full of water? I tried to measure the density of water in my oil in the engine but it was just too milky looking and I’m thinking I should go ahead a drive it to Vegas anyway!!!
  23. And to add, gonna get off my lazy azz and jot down those dates on the cans so I can get em outta here! What’s left over I’ll throw in the kettle like a potluck stew of creative beer
  24. I finally got a rotation shift at work that allows me to have 14 days off per month when I was originally getting 4 days off per month. Yea it’s hot hot summer, but I’m gonna brew everything I have!!
  25. So does Rick reply or has retirement got him?
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