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Posted in thread: I think I murdered my yeast. on 12-17-2014 at 01:51 PM
No worries on the yeast energizer. In fact, your beer will probably be better for it.
Posted in thread: No Waste Brewing on 12-16-2014 at 06:49 PM
GENIUS! I will be trying this next brew day. I generally keg so this will give me an extra six
pack or so to bottle each brew session. Very cool idea. I always think about when I'm brewing
but never '...
Posted in thread: Are stir plates worth it? on 12-15-2014 at 02:32 PM
Actually, the O2 part of your assertion is false. While it is true that a stir plate helps to
force CO2 out of solution, CO2 is heavier than air. The culture is also under positive
pressure, which gre...
Posted in thread: Are stir plates worth it? on 12-12-2014 at 01:04 PM
So, as a follow up, I have a couple questions:1. Does krausen form before an airlock starts to
show activity in your experience?2. I still don't really see why a stir plate would help
besides not havi...
Posted in thread: Are stir plates worth it? on 12-12-2014 at 12:57 PM
I bought one of those stir starters for $40, online. Sure, I could have built one from magnets
and a project box, etc., but at the time I had some other DIY brew projects going on and was
Posted in thread: Help me, help my family... Gift ideas? on 12-09-2014 at 03:29 PM
Sacks of grain1lb of all purpose bittering hops (magnum, warrior, etc)
Posted in thread: WLP013 and Low Temperature on 12-08-2014 at 05:14 PM
Well the optimum fermentation temp for this yeast is 66-71. So, you were 11 below the optimal
temp. But it attenuated down all the way, so no stalling etc. Fermenting too cool is better
than too warm....
Posted in thread: Water Bath Fermentation Temp... Issue? on 12-08-2014 at 02:56 PM
What are you using to contain the water bath? I used to use a rope handle bucket and experience
big swings like that. Then I started using an igloo cube cooler and now I am able to keep my
temps in a ...
Posted in thread: Uh oh! Did i mess it all up? on 12-05-2014 at 01:47 PM
Just a question on the science of this. Assuming you mash around 150, runoff, then sparge at
168, then combine the two and they are greater than 160* when combined -- is this adequate to
Posted in thread: What happened? on 12-04-2014 at 02:37 PM
This can also happen when you use a kit and they provide 5oz of priming sugar for 5 gal of
beer, and after brewhouse losses you have 4.5 or 5 gal of beer getting bottled and mixed with
5oz of priming ...