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Posted in thread: Slowly crashing a lager on 03-27-2015 at 06:41 PM
When my lagers are done with the d-rest, they're at 64*F. I move the bucket from the fermenter
fridge over to the lagering/crashing upright freezer set at 35*F. They crash in however many
hours it tak...
Posted in thread: Lager and my reality on 01-04-2015 at 01:28 PM
The way I understand is if you do a d-rest to allow the yeast to clean up, you can just crash
it and allow the yeast to go dormant. If you don't do a d-rest you need the yeast to stay
active and shoul...
Posted in thread: Pilsener temperature too cold? on 01-03-2015 at 05:06 PM
I don't know if this is an ale or lager, or if you talking F or C degrees. An ale should
ferment probably no warmer than 68F(20C), I usually do lagers around 50F(10C).5 degrees is too
cold for ferment...
Posted in thread: Homemade PBW Recipe on 08-29-2014 at 12:07 PM
I picked up ingredients for this mixture yesterday. The TSP/90 was easy to find, however I
don't go to walmart, so I found oxyclean free at Target, on sale 3.99/3lb. Also at Target I
only found a 75oz...
Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 04-13-2014 at 10:10 PM
What folks (like me) discourage is the pointless/needless siphoning of a beer to a secondary.
In your situation, long-term aging or lagering is a perfectly good reason to move the beer over
to a carbo...
Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 04-13-2014 at 04:36 PM
If you want to keep it sitting around until July, I'd want to transfer it off the yeast into a
new carboy.Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewThat is what I was thinking, but from reading
around here i...
Posted in thread: The original Lager thread.. Everything you ever wanted to know or ask on 04-12-2014 at 05:13 PM
Here's a question for the lager experts.I brewed an Oktoberfest last weekend, everything went
well. It's doing d-rest currently. The original plan was to transfer it into a keg in another
day or two, ...
Posted in thread: Reverse Osmosis (RO) or Deionized water starter thoughts on 03-24-2014 at 05:52 PM
my SOP for brew water:Here in Waukesha we have very hard water, about 450mg/l total hardness,
as CaCO3. I cut the water 1 part tap to 3 parts RO which give me about 110 mg/l total hardness.
I use this...
Posted in thread: 1st competition on 03-22-2014 at 08:45 PM
Congrats! how many entries total?I'm thinking of trying a homebrew competition, even if I don't
win just to get some feedback from beer experts.
Posted in thread: My Lager Pitching Temps on 03-14-2014 at 05:23 PM
I usually chill the wort to a few degrees below planned ferment temperature, and have the yeast
starter chilled a few degrees below that. So I pitch yeast into slightly warmer wort, then let
it rise a...