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Posted in thread: Stuck Wyeast 2308 - but don't need conventional advice on 03-11-2014 at 11:44 PM
I have a 1.081 Doppelbock stuck at 1.030, using Wyeast 2308 (Munich Lager), third pitch with
more than enough cells to get the job done, plenty of O2. Mashed at 155. Fermentation schedule
is start at ...
Posted in thread: How to keep stainless fermenters at 70F? on 09-17-2013 at 08:05 PM
Another option is immersing the fermenter in a large cooler or tub and using an aquarium heater
to maintain warmer temps. Most have their own thermostat that goes down to 68 or 70F. You can
Posted in thread: Great Wedding Beer Experience on 07-02-2012 at 05:40 PM
A good friend got married last year. He decided to rent a huge house near Breckenridge, CO for
the wedding, the reception, and two days partying on either side. Of course, he would have to
Posted in thread: Imperial IIPA recipe, suggestions? on 06-18-2012 at 09:51 PM
PVH, thanks for your input. I am a relatively new brewer and am still trying to find my way
around the block. Am I correct in understanding that the earlier in the boil the hops are
added, the more bi...
Posted in thread: Imperial IIPA recipe, suggestions? on 06-18-2012 at 08:38 PM
IMO, this is the beer where you go all out on the hops. I would double at least some of the
late additions. Also, you say you want a sweet beer, but like bob says, your recipe probably
goes too far th...
Posted in thread: 15 Gallon Conical Fermenter Cooling System on 06-07-2012 at 07:11 PM
How much SS coil do you think you really need? I wonder if a "U" extending a foot or so into
the fermenting beer would be enough.
Posted in thread: NHC 2012 First Round Scoresheets on 05-11-2012 at 06:23 PM
Bummed that a 41 on my Imperial Rye IPA wasn't good enough to place in the specialty category
at San Diego. Must have been some tight competition.I hear you man. I had a 21A score a 42 in
Denver and n...
Posted in thread: Noob question about storing and temp on 04-26-2012 at 07:01 PM
Keep in mind that immersing the fermenter in water is not as much a way of cooling the
fermenting beer as keeping its temperature steady. Even if you get large ambient temperature
swings in your main ...
Posted in thread: My Modest Basement Pub. on 04-12-2012 at 08:12 PM
A stripper pole is a good idea, but wood may not be the best material for long term use.
Posted in thread: How important is fermenting temp? on 04-12-2012 at 08:02 PM
On a scale of 1 to 2, 1 meaning it does not matter and 2 meaning it is critical, fermentation
temp is a 2. There are a ton of ways to keep the temp down. Do a search for a simple swamp
cooler and read...