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Posted in thread: Starter Question on 12-19-2013 at 12:12 AM
It does not matter what temperature you add the DME to the water. The only thing that matters
is that the DME is boiled for 10 minutes. Make sure when you add the DME the flame under the
pot is off, t...
Posted in thread: Advice on building a brewing sculpture on 12-10-2013 at 04:08 PM
I just bought a few of these and they seem to work well: I have three of them, one for my
rims, one for mlt transfer, and one for HLT transfer. I use a Beaglebone black to control their
speed via pw...
Posted in thread: Re-washing yeast from a starter? on 12-06-2013 at 10:24 PM
If you got three 16 oz jars from a 1 gallon brew then you didn't do it right. So I would just
throw the 3 jars out. You should have only had one 16 ounce or two 8 ounce jars from a one
gallon batch. T...
Posted in thread: Low on Malt, Honey Substitute? on 10-27-2013 at 07:58 PM
13 ounces of honey is about the same sugar content as 1.5 lbs of malt. You could do the
replacement, but it depends on the kind of beer you are brewing. Can you post the recipe?
Posted in thread: More dry hop volume = less dry hop time required? on 08-14-2013 at 05:26 PM
You wont get the same effect but you will get a more of an affect than you would just hopping
for 2 days with 2 oz. I would keg now, add the dry hops to the keg and carbonate then transfer
off the dry...
Posted in thread: infection? on 02-17-2013 at 11:16 PM
Yup, looks like lactobacillus to me. I intentionally make beers with this bacteria added. It
gives a great funky sour quality. Let it age a couple months and see if you like how it taste.
Posted in thread: First try at a strong scotch ale on 12-20-2012 at 06:45 PM
Typically a higher fermentation temperature will have more flavors from yeast esters, lower
temperatures will result in a cleaner beer with less yeast ester flavors. If you are doing a 5
or 6 gallon b...
Posted in thread: Splitting Ingredients on 12-20-2012 at 06:19 PM
I agree with logdrum, mrmalty pitching rate calculator says you need 5 grams of dry yeast for a
3 gallon batch with an OG of 1.045.
Posted in thread: First try at a strong scotch ale on 12-20-2012 at 06:11 PM
Looks like a good start, I would add another dark/crystal malt. Maybe Crystal 40 or 60. This
will help give you a good caramel flavor that the style is known for. What batch size are you
brewing and w...
Posted in thread: Wyeast activator on 12-20-2012 at 05:59 PM
Should be ok, just make a starter, if it starts right up then you are fine. I would also let
the store you bought it from online know. They might send you a new one.