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  • Posted in thread: bad Yeast - Starter Issues on 07-01-2015 at 08:04 PM
    You could take a drop out and put on your refractometer and see where it is.IF there is
    progress, I'd let it go on the stir plate as long as possible, definitely another night, then
    in the fridge tomo...

  • Posted in thread: Question on 07-01-2015 at 07:45 PM
    Look for a recipe of a beer style you like, with good feedback, right here on HBT (recipe
    section). No need at this point to compound your own recipe from scratch.

  • Posted in thread: bad Yeast - Starter Issues on 07-01-2015 at 07:39 PM
    It may take a few days on the stir plate, depending on how the yeast was handled, aside from it
    being 4 months old. If it were stored outside the fridge for a long time it needs to rebuild a
    lot of ce...

  • Posted in thread: 50-50 2row and crystal 15 on 07-01-2015 at 05:27 PM
    Pretty sweet, and not necessarily in a good way. You're mashing this low and very long perhaps?
    Brew a gallon and let us know.

  • Posted in thread: Brett Lambicus on 07-01-2015 at 05:06 PM
    I agree the WLP500 should have attenuated this. Maybe there is way too much dextrin, although
    mashing at 162F is not crazy. My feeling is the Brett needs more time, it's a slow worker, and
    if anything...

  • Posted in thread: Help! Racked. Does it look correct? on 07-01-2015 at 03:50 PM
    since you plan (very appropriately) on aging your mead I would look for a way to minimize the
    headroom. Most wine makers I know try to fill their carboy up into the mouth of the jug. That
    may mean tra...

  • Posted in thread: Compressor Lock Up ? on 06-27-2015 at 04:13 PM
    Does your compressor have a starting capacitor? That one may be bad and prevent starting.What's
    the voltage on the compressor side when the relay clicks on?

  • Posted in thread: Both bags of malt are hard, not powder? on 06-27-2015 at 03:39 PM
    Two 6.5 oz. bags of DME = 13 oz., right?I really hope the OP wasn't waiting for that answer...

  • Posted in thread: Compressor Lock Up ? on 06-27-2015 at 03:33 PM
    Does the compressor start up when plugged into the mains, WITHOUT the STC? Not clear if you've
    tried that.There may be a bad wire connection from the relay or somewhere else feeding the
    compressor, so...

  • Posted in thread: HERMS better than direct-fired recirculating MLT? on 06-27-2015 at 03:28 PM
    One thing in defense of the (pricey) Blichmann BoilCoils is their super low watt density,
    because of their length. I doubt you could scorch the mash or wort with them. But you still
    need a stirrer or ...

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