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Posted in thread: Effect of Cold Crashing on Bottling?? on 12-10-2014 at 05:07 PM
I have a semi-cool basement that is about 60 these days, can I put my carboy in a tub of cool
water and maybe add a bit of ice to get it down to the mid 40s and crash it that way? I freeze
Posted in thread: WLP830 & WLP840 D-Rest? Lagering? on 12-10-2014 at 04:59 PM
I did a 2l starter (stirplate) for each yeast and split it into two 5 gallon batches. I plan to
check the gravities in a week.I'm afraid that's a pretty significant underpitch for such a high
Posted in thread: Fermentation issues on 12-10-2014 at 04:51 PM
The production date of the WLP002 vial, whether or not you made a starter (and how big) plus
the pitch/ferment temp all play a role.If you have any off-flavors, they'll be from something
other than si...
Posted in thread: Starter with only 1 dry pack on 12-10-2014 at 04:48 PM
Information from Fermentis:You can make a starter with dry yeast. The yeast must be rehydrated
first. Don't use RO or distilled water for the rehydration. The lack of minerals in the water
Posted in thread: No More Bubbles... on 12-10-2014 at 04:03 PM
Leave it alone for a week and then check the gravity. Four days later check it again. If it's
the same, it's done.
Posted in thread: Properly adding Vienna to extract recipe on 12-10-2014 at 04:01 PM
You're not going to get a whole lot from Vienna just from steeping a small amount. You'd have
to do a mini-mash.Another option is to incorporate into your recipe some Munich extract (50/50
Munich and ...
Posted in thread: Some Lager Questions on 12-04-2014 at 04:00 PM
It's a bit late in the game to do a D-rest (which is best done when it gets to 75% of the way
to FG so you still have yeast activity). Your ferment temps (assuming measured on the vessel)
were a bit w...
Posted in thread: Lager fermenting question on 08-26-2014 at 04:36 PM
So four days later and the S.G. Is at1.026. The temp right now is 62 degrees. I would have
assumed it would have gone more than .001 a day... Any advice?Just to be sure, is the 1.026 a
reading from a ...
Posted in thread: Northern Brewer BIAB Kits on 08-26-2014 at 04:31 PM
They have 5 gallon all-grain kits. They aren't specifically for BIAB but you could use them
that way (right?).Sure. You may want to see if they'll do a double crush on the grains to help
with BIAB eff...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-05-2014 at 04:32 PM