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by dke
1 year ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: Brew kettle ventilation
Replies: 1
Views: 2270

Brew kettle ventilation

I live in NY and only brew in the winter. Garage is best option for me, but boil condensation is terrible. I need a ventilation solution that does not involve putting a hole in the roof or wall of the garage. I also need to disassemble it between uses. Any suggestions on design and materials/parts s...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

Hmmm. I mix it with my tap water, and I have NEVER seen it clear. Another suspect! Of course since I've always mixed it like that I probably would have experienced this sooner. Looks like I can learn something here. You use bottled water to mix?
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

I had the same thought. I used to have an aquarium, and am very familiar with the product. I'll let somebody else try it first though! Today is bottling day. Based on prior feedback from everybody I'll replace all bottling equipment (except bottles) beforehand. We'll see what happens. If nothing els...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

That's really good to know. Thanks for sharing that tidbit. Too late for the kettle, but something for next season. I take it that you do this instead of filtering or purchasing bottled water?
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

Regarding the carboys - I do the wine batches first, fermenting in whatever 6 gal vessels are closest. They are intermixed. I then rack to 5 gal vessels for several months of clarification. By necessity, they are out of the loop for the year. Again, I grab whichever one I see first. The just emptied...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

Wow. So much help. I have neglected to thank everyone. And that one about the slinky - well done! There is no chance of ruining any more beer this year. Brewed my last batch a week ago. That will give me lots of time to assimilate everyone's helpful suggestions. I still need a solution though so I c...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

Ingredients are from the same manufacturer and same re-seller. I don't know about lot numbers though. I purchase the ingredients once a month in 4-batch quantities, so I assume different lots. Fermentation temp control - nope, but that is why I don't brew in summer. It's usually 66-68 air temp, and ...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

I tear the spigot right down - body, valve, washer, nut are all disconnected for cleaning and sanitizing. I'll try the bucket change and replace the hose. My cane is stainless though. I'm a tad reluctant, as it's not so cheap. Kettle to bottle? Probably not, as I use a 2 week secondary to complete f...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

Thanks for the questions - that's where the solution begins... Brew pot tap - yes, I have one. I clean it with PBW right after it is drained. I sanitize it with Star San before storage and again before use. It is only 1 week between uses. All bottling equipment - racking cane, tube, bottling bucket ...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste
Replies: 31
Views: 7267

Undrinkable beer - multiple batches with same bad taste

I haven't begun BIAB yet, but figured somebody may have run across this problem I am having. My process: I currently brew extract full volume 60 minute boil batches using Briess light DME and steeped flavoring grains, pelletized hops, dry Safale ale or lager yeast. I bottle. All ingredients are prop...
by dke
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738590

Making my first post so as to become a fully registered user. Been doing full volume 5 gal extract brewing for 4 years now - 90-some batches to date. Some kits, some scratch. Been waiting to see if I wanted to invest in AG equipment and time. Probably the same way a lot of people got here. Looking f...

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