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  • Posted in thread: Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone on 04-20-2015 at 03:06 PM
    I took a gravity sample of this beer on Saturday, so 6 days after I pitched. Airlock activity
    had stopped as far as I could tell.I taped the STC-1000 probe to the bucket and set the STC to
    18.6C for t...

  • Posted in thread: Did I mess up? on 04-13-2015 at 01:37 AM
    When I re hydrated my yeast I re hydrated it in diluted star san water. It has been 24 hours
    and nothing yet in primary fermenter. I understand that it could take a few days to start, but
    I am just wa...

  • Posted in thread: First brew in 2 years, did I pitch enough yeast on 04-13-2015 at 01:23 AM
    If you've got that much airlock activity, your yeast are most likely done with their aerobic
    growth (Consuming free oxygen in the wort), and now they're onto anaerobic growth (consuming
    sugars). Pitch...

  • Posted in thread: Omega yeast.. on 04-13-2015 at 01:16 AM
    I've used their 1056 equivalent as well as their 1098 equivalent. My beers that I've used the
    West Coast ale on have come out very well - in clarity, attenuation, and flavor. I live in
    suburban Chicag...

  • Posted in thread: Quick starter help - brown bits, infected? Pitching in an hour! on 04-13-2015 at 01:09 AM
    Thanks. A buddy came over and set me at ease as well. I've just never seen so much brown stuff
    floating around in the starter. Oh well, hopefully that + 1 pack of liquid yeast is enough to
    battle my 1...

  • Posted in thread: Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone on 04-13-2015 at 01:04 AM
    I think you're looking at it wrong... 1.102 to 1.093 isn't 22 points - it's only 9. And if you
    don't trust Beersmith, the simple formula C1V1 = C2V2 backs that up:102 X 5.0 = C2 X 5.5C2 =
    102 (5.0/5.5...

  • Posted in thread: Quick starter help - brown bits, infected? Pitching in an hour! on 04-12-2015 at 07:06 PM
    Took my starter out of the fermentation chamber and it looks like this. Lots of brown bits
    floating around in there.It was an OYL-006 (equivalent to WLP007/1098) yeast packet into 1.5L
    of about 1040 s...

  • Posted in thread: Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone on 04-11-2015 at 04:56 PM
    Thinking about brewing this tomorrow. As I put the recipe from the front page into Beersmith,
    I'm getting a total of about 20 and change of total grain bill, and an estimated OG of 1.102 at
    82% mash e...

  • Posted in thread: Don't drink (heavily) and brew on 03-28-2015 at 02:23 AM
    That's why I don't start drinking until at least the mash has begun.Can verify, but it's not
    like we don't try to get you to start earlier.

  • Posted in thread: Is it OK to raise kegerator temp when empty? on 02-22-2015 at 04:39 PM
    Cool, thanks guys! I leave it plugged in because the electricity drain is so insignificant when
    not cooling. Rev.It actually has to cool more when there's no beer in it.Full kegs have a lot
    of thermal...

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