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Posted in thread: My Yeast Froze on 11-13-2014 at 01:03 AM
So the liquid didn't freeze? Are you sure the yeast wasn't just tightly compacted at the bottom
of the vial?
Posted in thread: how to use a yeast starter? on 11-13-2014 at 12:20 AM
Your goal is to grow your yeast to a cell count acceptable for your batch size and gravity. You
determine this cell count using a pitching rate calculator like the one linked above. This will
Posted in thread: confusion with my first starter on 08-11-2014 at 10:23 PM
You could, but I just realized that a half gallon growler wouldn't do you any good, since it's
a little less than 2 liters anyway. A full gallon growler would be better in the future. I
Posted in thread: Ridonkulous attenuation - Wyeast 3711 on 08-11-2014 at 09:51 PM
You could figure it out mathematically, but it would probably be easier to just input the
recipe in beer smith or similar software without the sugar and with the sugar added to get an
estimation of th...
Posted in thread: Ridonkulous attenuation - Wyeast 3711 on 08-11-2014 at 08:09 PM
I’d like to bring this subject back up to ask a question.Summarizing the phenomenon:Wort
was 1.083.Fermented with French Saison down to 1.009, which is what I thought was terminal
FG.Added 3.8# ...
Posted in thread: confusion with my first starter on 08-11-2014 at 07:53 PM
Oh I see what your doing there. I just put my flask in a large pot to catch any blowoff.The
problem with this is you tend to lose yeast this way. I would recommend a larger container from
now on for y...
Posted in thread: Carapills, Torified Barley, Flaked Wheat and Mashing for Head Retention on 07-07-2014 at 06:18 PM
So I looked it up, and it appears that alpha acids (not proteins) from hops do indeed
contribute to head retention, despite the contribution of hop oils. Interesting. I suppose,
Posted in thread: Carapills, Torified Barley, Flaked Wheat and Mashing for Head Retention on 07-07-2014 at 02:16 AM
More Hops! This doesn't necessarily mean making your beers more hoppy, but using larger amounts
with lower AAU will work. Palmer addresses this in his book as well. The hop proteins will help
Posted in thread: Increasing bitterness??? on 07-07-2014 at 12:21 AM
Could you perhaps post your latest recipe in detail, including batch volume, so we can perhaps
point you in the right direction?
Posted in thread: Mash water on 07-01-2014 at 11:36 PM
Hey i have a mash tun with a false bottom like the one in sabco equipments, there is a 0.44 gal
of water under the mashtun and I loose about .06 gal of worth that remain in the mash tun every
time it ...