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Posted in thread: Fermenting with dry yeast on 02-19-2013 at 12:27 AM
So if you do ferment too warm is the only repercussion a sweet tasting beer? And what if you
just let it ferment longer?You'll get a bunch of fusel alcohol that'll give you splitting
Posted in thread: Which yeast for my next batch? on 02-11-2013 at 02:43 PM
Ugh. I wouldn't use the bread yeast. But then, I wouldn't use an unknown yeast either. Good,
known strains from Fermentis and Danstar are reliable and inexpensive. Easy to use as well.Rick
Posted in thread: First Brew, no time for a starter! :[ on 02-11-2013 at 02:39 PM
Since you don't have time to make a starter with liquid yeast, I would just rehydrate a packet
of Safale 05 for the style you're brewing. Safale 05 is a good dry yeast. I've used it many
times. Good l...
Posted in thread: Not loving S-04... on 02-09-2013 at 05:09 PM
I'll be tasting later today the first batch I've made with S-04. It's a Best Bitter NB kit.
Normally I use Windsor for bitters and like the result but NB recommended S-04 so I thought I'd
try it. This...
Posted in thread: What do you all think of Fermcap? on 02-09-2013 at 04:58 PM
I love the stuff. I can easily do 7.5 gallon boils in my 8 gallon kettle. To avoid boilover I
use 4 drops. Then when it goes into the carboy I add 2 more drops and tho the initial
fermentation may be ...
Posted in thread: Morebeer took care of me. on 02-09-2013 at 04:39 PM
I wish they had a 7 gallon version of that SS heated/cooled conical. That'd be great.
Beautifull rig.You're in luck! They make a 7.5 gallon version. :)
Posted in thread: Carboy cap vs Auto-Siphon on 02-09-2013 at 04:21 PM
Lorne, these are different items that do different jobs. I use both, I have the large diameter
auto-siphon and also use the orange carboy caps.Rick
Posted in thread: A great read on conditioning from MoreBeer! on 02-07-2013 at 07:08 PM
This is a pretty old article. Most of the information it references was written in the mid to
late 90's. Yeasts have improved a lot since then.And most likely so has Palmer's understanding
of the subj...
Posted in thread: I can't believe I'm about to post this... on 02-05-2013 at 02:18 PM
The only other thing ill add would be the accuracy of your thermometer when you mashed as a
coupe degrees higher could be a contributing factor as wellI had wondered about this as well.
Posted in thread: Reese's beer fail - lesson learned. on 02-02-2013 at 10:13 PM
Oh lord, I died a little reading this thread. Geeze! :DRick