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Posted in thread: Liquid yeast question on 02-13-2013 at 11:59 PM
The 3 hours is a "proofing" time to verify viable yeast. It is not necessary to wait the 3
hours, however it may increase the lag time if you smack then immediately pitch. In short, it's
best to make ...
Posted in thread: first wort chiller on 12-17-2012 at 03:46 AM
If I understand your question correctly, you can absolutely use a spoon to whirlpool the wort
as the immersion chiller is cooling. It will help it to cool faster than leaving the wort
unstirred. The p...
Posted in thread: Star san? on 12-17-2012 at 03:39 AM
Agreed. The foam is also an active sanitizer, so even a little foam in the bottles won't hurt
anything. There is less phosphoric acid in Star San than a can of Coke, but it has worked great
for me for...
Posted in thread: How to lower FG...? on 11-26-2012 at 05:56 PM
If all else fails throw in some yeast energizer and maybe even a packet of champagne yeast. The
champagne yeast will usually dry the beer out quite a bit, but 1.005 is probably unrealistic.
Posted in thread: forgot to aerate! on 11-26-2012 at 05:51 PM
It's too late to aerate without oxidizing the beer, however it sounds like fermentation is
progressing fine without it.
Posted in thread: Beginner kits on 09-17-2012 at 04:29 AM
I would recommend getting a beer equipment kit and an additional glass or plastic carboy.
You'll need it for wine and it is pretty handy for beer as well. As for any liquors you'll need
a still which ...