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Posted in thread: Fireside Barleywine on 12-20-2013 at 06:46 PM
Would it be a good idea to put it in a bucket first then after a few months rack to a secondary
carboy?Yep, though theres no need to wait months. 2-4 weeks would be fine for primary.
Posted in thread: Fireside Barleywine on 12-20-2013 at 06:00 PM
I'm hoping to brew this on Sunday, but a quick question first.I'm new to Strong
Ales/Barleywines and I'm not sure how much krausen to expect. Would a 4 gallon batch in a 5
gallon carboy be a bit extre...
Posted in thread: Colored Yeast? on 11-13-2013 at 02:04 AM
I re-plated each of the samples onto new plates and streaked in such a way to hopefully isolate
some cells. I also took a look at each of them in my microscope and took some pictures. Holding
Posted in thread: Colored Yeast? on 11-12-2013 at 08:11 PM
Thanks for the info bestbuds! The media is 1.040 unhopped wort with 1.5% agar powder. I didn't
get around to looking at them under the microscope last night but I'll do it tonight and try to
Posted in thread: Colored Yeast? on 11-12-2013 at 02:36 AM
It's a mutation of sacch. Might still brew OK. Search fungal prion.I just did some quick
reading on fungal prions - very interesting. At least that seems to confirm that it is S.
cervisiea. That would...
Posted in thread: Colored Yeast? on 11-12-2013 at 02:29 AM
I have nothing intelligent to say. But I wanted to tell you that I'm happy to "see" you again!
I've missed seeing your around the forum, and I was excited to see a post from you even though
I have not...
Posted in thread: Colored Yeast? on 11-12-2013 at 01:22 AM
Do you, perhaps, have access to a microscope?Yep, as part of the supplies I bought in order to
start yeast ranching I bought a pretty nice compound microscope. I'll definitely be looking at
Posted in thread: Colored Yeast? on 11-12-2013 at 01:05 AM
Alright so I finally got serious about trying to really catch and isolate some yeast from my
backyard so I bought some petri dishes and agar and stuff for slants and all that. I put a
plate out overni...
Posted in thread: Common Room ESB on 11-11-2013 at 01:58 AM
Yes, I've been slowly raising the temperature from around day 3. It's currently at 67, plan on
upping it to 68 late tonight and holding it there for a week or so. Does that sound like a good
plan? I k...
Posted in thread: Common Room ESB on 11-11-2013 at 12:52 AM
Just checked this after a week in the fermenter. My OG was 1.052. It's currently sitting at
1.016 - happy with that. Will probably keep it in the fermenter for at least another week,
testing taste and...