Originally Posted by Tlynn87
Yankeehillbrewer i think i am going to invest in a new burner because its just to hard to control. If i start to have a boil over the only way to stop it is to remove the pot from the burner because there is no control valve. I have also looked into getting a temp controller and a freezer. How do i make sure i have enough yeast? i just rehydrate what they give me in the kit and pitch it? not sure what else i would need to do to make sure its healthy and the proper amount
This has a good pitch rate calculator on it, you can adjust it to fit your setup. I highly suggest always rehydrating any type of Dry Yeast, & make sure it is not too old. Also make an appropriate sized starter when using Liquid.
That's odd that your burner doesn't have a controller on it. You should be able to pick up a 10 or 20 PSI regulator at most hardware stores.
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