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Posted in thread: Think i pitched too low...any advice??? on 11-16-2012 at 06:04 PM
I always pitch ale yeast in the mid to upper 50s.Cheers!
Posted in thread: Imperial stout slow or not fermenting on 11-15-2012 at 02:55 PM
That's a big beer. According to yeastcalc you would need almost 300 billion cells to properly
ferment that wort. It may take a couple of days to kick in.
Posted in thread: Imperial stout slow or not fermenting on 11-15-2012 at 01:52 PM
At what temperature did you pitch and what was your OG? Did you pitch the right amount of
healthy yeast? It's a good idea to make a starter for every batch, but it should be a
requirement for any reci...
Posted in thread: Pitch Temp on 11-13-2012 at 02:14 PM
I pitch my ale yeasts in the high 50s and let it rise into the low 60s, carboy half-submerged
in cold water in a dark 65 degree room. My brews always turn out great and with this somewhat
Posted in thread: Newbie burner question on 11-12-2012 at 06:54 PM
I have the SP10 (short version) and I couldn't be happier with it through 5 AG batches. Make
sure your hose it screwed tightly onto the propane tank. I had a few instances where I was
getting a very l...
Posted in thread: How soon can I start 2nd stage on 10-24-2012 at 09:54 PM
rule #1: Do not move beer off yeast until final gravity has been reached and confirmed. This
means you get two identical readings over 3 days, forget about airlock activity.Unless you are
Posted in thread: How soon can I start 2nd stage on 10-24-2012 at 02:58 PM
Why bother moving it and risk infection? Are you planning on doing something with it in
secondary? If not, your best bet would be to leave it in primary until fermentation is
complete, then bottle or ...
Posted in thread: FERMENT. temp too low ? on 10-19-2012 at 07:22 PM
As long as you didn't pitch in the 80s and then let it cool, which a lot of first timers do -
including myself LOL - you should have a fine beer. Congrats on your first brew, by the way!
Posted in thread: Stout final number question on 10-19-2012 at 04:10 PM
21 years. Still have friends and family there, so I visit when I can.
Posted in thread: FERMENT. temp too low ? on 10-19-2012 at 03:48 PM
It should have a positive effect on the taste. I submerged a fermometer in my swamp cooler and
it stopped working, so I stuck another one just above the water line, but still over the beer,
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