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    Pitching Extra Yeast - Stuck Fermentation

    I have gone for it and pitched the starter. Thanks for your advice!!
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    Pitching Extra Yeast - Stuck Fermentation

    Cheers, I did have a quick look at this earlier, which was why I decided to go ahead and pitch the extra yeast. It's weather or not pitching the starter after only 6 hours is too early that I'm concerned about. And what peoples thoughts on the affects of pitching 500ml of starter wort in a 10L...
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    Pitching Extra Yeast - Stuck Fermentation

    I brewed a Belgian Wit not the Friday just gone, but the Friday before. OG was 1.045 and I was expecting FG to be around 1.012. I am hoping for a quick turnaround (hoping to be drinking it mid-July for my birthday), so I took a gravity reading last Thursday and it was at 1.020. I took another...
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    Conditioning in Plastic Growler

    I recently bought 4 pints of draught beer from a local bar, which was served in a 4 pint plastic growler. I bottle my home brew and I'm thinking about trying to condition 4 pints of my next batch in this growler. I'm thinking that there are a couple of benefits to this. It will mean I have 4...
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    What kind for fermentation bucket

    My advice would be to go with the simple plastic buckets as most people have suggested. I've only been brewing for about 6 months and already looking for my third fermenting vessel due to issues with others. I've gone for slightly more expensive and fancier ones before and come across issues...
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    Top Half Clear, Bottom Half Hazy

    Ahh okay cheers. I fridge is on the wish list however I have limited room to keep it!! (No power in the garage)
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    Top Half Clear, Bottom Half Hazy

    Thanks guys. Gonna try leaving it in the garage for another couple of days then will just bottle regardless of what it looks like. May try and bottle the clear stuff separately to the hazy and see how they both turn out! I added Irish moss in last 15 mins of the boil and then fermented. I then...
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    Top Half Clear, Bottom Half Hazy

    I recently brewed a very hoppy IPA. I usually don’t mind my beers being a bit hazy so generally don’t use fining agents. I just give them a quick cold crash before bottling if required. However I decided I wanted to see how clear I could make this beer, so used Irish Moss in the last 15 mins of...
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    Berlin

    Yeh touring the breweries is what we're looking at doing at the moment. We did consider hopping on a train to Prague as I love it and the GF really wants to visit, but train tickets seem to cost more than a direct flight out there would be, so it seems a little pointless (also seems to be the...
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    Berlin

    I’m looking for some advice on what a beer lover can get up to in Berlin. For Christmas, my wonderful girlfriend had booked for us to go to for the weekend in August for the Berlin Beer Festival. However they announced this weekend that it will no longer be going ahead, which I’m absolutely...
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    Oldish Liquid Yeast

    So I pitched the yeast mentioned in my original post just under 2 weeks ago. After my initial concerns regarding the age/viability of the yeast a very substantial Krausen developed within one day after pitching, which settled my worries. Last night I had to move my FV (we have freinds staying...
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    Oldish Liquid Yeast

    Not exactly. Before I received the delivery I did, but guessed the manufacture date of the yeast only being about a month old. It calculated that a 500ml starter would be fine (I’m only doing a 10L batch). I can now see small bubbles making their way up the flask and settling at the edge at the...
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    Oldish Liquid Yeast

    The starter was about 21ºc when I pitched and I'm trying to maintain it at that. I don't have a stir plate so shook it before and after pitching and will continue to give it a bit of a shake when I pass it.
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    Oldish Liquid Yeast

    I was planning on using liquid yeast for the first time this weekend. I ordered a custom ingredient kit from 'Get 'er Brewed' including a pack of Wyeast Belgian Witbier 3944. Stupidly I didn't pay for next day delivery and the courier ignored my request to leave the parcel outside, so it was...
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    Using Maple Syrup to increase ABV

    Thanks for the advice guys. I went for it and added about 750ml of maple syrup (for a 10 Litre batch), which was just over double what the recipe suggested (and rather costly!). Think I may have gone a tad overboard as I ended up with an OG of 1.070. I'm a bit worried I've overdone it a bit but...
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