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    Glad to see people sticking with hobbies and extracurricular activities. I seem to make less and less time for mine lately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Inside is good except for trying to get a water source for the immersion chiller.
    No-chill!

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    The fact that we kept having beers come out flat pretty much took the wind completely out of our sails
    Yeah that's a bit more difficult. Were you bottle priming? If so, how much sugar in what volume? And do you use detergent to clean anything?

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    It's been like 5 years so I'm pretty hazy on details, especially things like amounts of sugar. We generally put priming sugar in a bottling bucket, then siphoned the wort into that, then bottled from there. The amount of sugar would presumably have been what was called for in the recipe we were following.

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    Yeah that's what I do too - it's called "bulk priming". I usually dissolve the sugar first so that it mixes well, and use 6-7g/L depending on style.

    I guess another cause could be bottles not sealing properly?

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    I figured the main thing I could do wrong with that priming is not mixing it together well enough, but then I'd think you'd expect some bottles to be ultra-carbonated while others were flat, but they were all flat. Similarly, it's hard for me to imagine that I just managed to screw up capping every single bottle, but I guess that's possible.

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    I decided if I want to give it another go, I'm kegging next time. bottles are such a pain in the ass. I found myself using bigger and bigger bottles each time so there were less to fuck with.

    Of course, I won't be doing it at all as long as I'm in an apartment....

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    Well, I got a second and a third out of the four beers that I entered. Pretty happy with that One of them got 42.25 which is a very high score. Another of the beers totally bombed though On the judges' feedback, one of them speculated that it must've been a bad bottle and I suspect he must be right.

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    It's not home brewing, but one interesting thing happened out here. Epic Brewing from I believe Salt Lake City, Utah, makes an imperial stout with a bunch of variants called Big Bad Baptist. Big, tastes like coffee/chocolate, that sorta thing.

    All of them lately have been sour. From what I hear, the entire batch this year was infected. I've reported that to a couple of the local stores but they still keep them on the shelves. I'm a little surprised the brewery hasn't tried to recall them.

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