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  • Posted in thread: Gigayeast GY045 German Lager issues on 08-04-2015 at 11:57 AM
    IMO it wouldn't hurt, but not needed. I usually raise my temp for DRest when I hit about 80%

  • Posted in thread: Side by Side Yeast Experiments on 08-04-2015 at 11:16 AM
    I too brew larger batches. I split batches almost every time I brew. Amazing how different the
    beers turn out. I haven't brewed with 001 in a while. I really like 007. I think I may split my
    IPA with ...

  • Posted in thread: Gigayeast GY045 German Lager issues on 08-04-2015 at 11:03 AM
    What was the date on the yeast? I've had older yeast take 3 to 4 days to get going. In these
    events I would check your gravity first. If the yeast is slow to start and actually shows life,
    I would ste...

  • Posted in thread: Manifold pipe size? on 07-08-2015 at 03:25 PM
    I can't see any advantage to 3/4. 1/2 give plenty of flow and speed isn't the main factor.
    Generally a manifold is for fly sparging and your flow is a trickle. If your a batch sparger I
    would rather u...

  • Posted in thread: 2 beers in same ferm temp chamber on 07-03-2015 at 01:40 PM
    I do this all the time. I just pick the more aggressive yeast and tape my thermocouple to it.
    I'm brewing the next 2 days and will have an IPA with wlp007, and a Kolsch with Giga021. I'm
    going to ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Belle Saison - 1.000 FG on 07-03-2015 at 01:33 PM
    I'm brewing a batch of Saison this week. I'm glad to hear you like this yeast. I'm splitting
    the batch with 565, 3711, and Belle Saison. I'll be fermenting with an ambient of 70 and will
    let it rise t...

  • Posted in thread: Actual fermentation temps on 07-03-2015 at 01:28 PM
    Since you are just beginning, look up a swamp cooler and use it for temp control. You can
    always use yeast that ferment at higher temps and work on your process. I used swamp coolers
    for many batches....

  • Posted in thread: Temperature profile for RIS with WLP007 on 06-23-2015 at 01:51 PM
    I use 007 as my house yeast. I brewed a double batch in late January, an IPA and Imp Stout. I
    had the yeast in the low 60's and it didn't preform as well as when I pitch little higher. 007
    needs to st...

  • Posted in thread: Potential Water Pitfalls in All Grain Brewing on 05-16-2015 at 02:33 AM
    I just bought property with a well that hasn't been used for years. What has to be done to get
    an accurate test sample for the well?

  • Posted in thread: Best time of year to order grain? on 05-16-2015 at 12:10 AM
    I've brewed with 3 year old grain with no problem. As long as it is stored properly I don't
    think time would make much of a difference.

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