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  • Posted in thread: Contamination risk of pitching onto (used) yeast cake? on 06-05-2012 at 04:33 PM
    Hi,I am brewing more frequently in order to ramp up for some beer competitions this summer. I
    have 10 gallons of IPA in 2 fermenters that I'm going to keg / bottle (5 gals per) this
    weekend. I am also...

  • Posted in thread: hydrometers how many on 02-15-2012 at 12:16 AM
    I might need to get that plastic one. I think I would break far fewer if they made a square
    hydrometer - most of my breakage has been a result of rolling.

  • Posted in thread: When to quit the kit? on 02-14-2012 at 05:15 PM
    Quit the kit sooner rather than later. There are so many free sources for recipes that you can
    use as a base and then riff off to make your own. I think software (Beersmith, Promash) is a
    great aid in...

  • Posted in thread: hydrometers how many on 02-14-2012 at 05:12 PM
    Not aware of any plastic ones...they are cheap so you should replace the one you broke with 3
    new ones.In the past year my household has broken 4:Wife: 25 y/o son: 1Me: 1But I'd rather
    break hydromete...

  • Posted in thread: New homebrew laws in Wisconsin on 02-14-2012 at 01:58 PM
    From what I read, it seemed like the WI beer distributors were driving the movement to preserve
    WI restrictions on homebrewing. Let's keep in mind that beer distributors have a special legal
    status, w...

  • Posted in thread: "yeast can't live in a high pressure environment" ? on 02-13-2012 at 05:38 PM
    Thanks for the advice. After I read your message and realized I'd pitched 7x the amount of
    yeast you use (at least - since I let it sit for a bit after pitching and before bottling) I
    ran home to chec...

  • Posted in thread: "yeast can't live in a high pressure environment" ? on 02-13-2012 at 04:16 PM
    Sounds like I WAAAAY over-pitched then. 0.5 tsp for 3 gallons would be 2.5g....corrected for my
    2 gallon batch size would be 1.7g. And I pitched an entire packet of US05, which was 11.5g!
    Trying one o...

  • Posted in thread: "yeast can't live in a high pressure environment" ? on 02-13-2012 at 02:15 PM
    You must measure your yeast. If you use too much you will be decorating the walls of what ever
    room you store your rootbeer in with brown sticky dried foam.Thank you for your reply (I too
    chuckled - I...

  • Posted in thread: "yeast can't live in a high pressure environment" ? on 02-12-2012 at 09:04 PM
    So yesterday I made my first batch of home-made Root Beer, into which I pitched some US05 a
    couple of hours prior to bottling for carbonation. I read on a soda website ( that:"Once the
    pressure in yo...

  • Posted in thread: CA Common with ale yeast? What could go wrong? on 01-22-2012 at 11:52 PM
    I brewed 10-gals; thinking I will do 5 gals with US05 and 5 with some sort of CA lager yeast
    (when I can find some). I'll let you know how both turn out.Thanks

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