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First all grain/Grainfather

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1 year 5 months ago #2053 by Walruss
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Well the day went pretty well, my mash pH was 5.1 and the OG finished up at 1.055, was aiming for 1.054 so I thought that was close enough. I was doing a Mangrove Jack's Jacked Up APA and followed the instructions to the letter.
I now wish I hadn't. I pitched the yeast straight onto the wort at 21C instead of re-hydrating. Three days later and no activity in the fermenter. On the fourth day I lifted the lid, there was a fair bit of froth and a pretty bad aroma (like plastic)
my home brew guy suggested I pitch another packet of yeast which I did, this time rehydrated. After an hour or so the airlock had a fair amount of activity, that stopped today. I checked the SG and it was around 1.045, really bad taste and aroma. Will have to start again. I did my usual sanitizing so i'm pretty confident that was all good. Any ideas before I try again B)

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1 year 5 months ago #2054 by Gash
Gash replied the topic: First all grain/Grainfather
Very strange.. SOme yeast can taste pretty filthy while fermenting.. but if its off theres no saving it.. very odd for it to go off though... Would be extremely unlucky :(

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 21 Sep - 13:55

Wigram Brewery APA in the glass, Thin Lizzy on the platter. It does nt get any better, Cheers all lol

Gash's Avatar Gash - Thu 21 Sep - 07:52

That sounds sensational!

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 20 Sep - 12:02

Enjoying a wigram brewery Harvard Honey Ale. Outstanding with a bit of Savatage streets on the platter. Cheers, out there brewing it. lol

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Mon 18 Sep - 19:29

Bottling day tomorrow, should be good :D

Beef's Avatar Beef - Sat 16 Sep - 13:53

Hey Gash, got a quick question, was thinking about putting 2 All INN citra wort kits in the fermentersaurus, 30L, Then after ferment, adding the 5L cooled boiled water with priming Dex to each keg and filling, What do you think?

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