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Posted in thread: Water tank cooling strategies on 06-20-2010 at 03:38 PM
Yeah, I've got that going. That only works up to 100% humidity, though--this guy is in a little
side closet and in this weather (June in a tiny NY apartment) I couldn't even manage to get it
Posted in thread: Water tank cooling strategies on 06-20-2010 at 02:32 PM
Let's talk about cooling strategies. I've got my carboy in a plastic tub of water, but the
ambient temperature of the apartment is high enough that it gets to around 76 (tub temp) if I'm
not careful, ...
Posted in thread: Calibrating FG for priming sugar additions on 06-06-2010 at 07:03 PM
I didn't actually measure the FG of my beer until I had already added the priming sugar--it had
been four weeks, so I'm not all that concerned about bombs. The FG reading post-priming was
Posted in thread: Stand-up mixer for a yeast starter? on 05-03-2010 at 06:18 PM
Has anyone tried using a KitchenAid (or any other stand-up mixer) to make a yeast starter? If I
sanitize the bowl and the whisk attachment, could I just whisk the yeast with the starter wort
Posted in thread: Bottle exploded (probably?) -- How do I slow fermentation? on 04-09-2010 at 02:32 AM
Thanks! I did move them straight to the fridge, and opened one today. They all seem carbonated,
but at the normal level--nowhere near a bomb, or even anything resembling a gusher. Probably
just the on...
Posted in thread: Bottle exploded (probably?) -- How do I slow fermentation? on 04-08-2010 at 04:04 AM
Yeah, I've got even more info, partly for the help and also because I hope it'll help others.
Most bottle bomb threads are on the beginners thread from people who don't read directions
Posted in thread: Saison with Belgian Wyeast 3726 Farmhouse Ale Yeast on 04-08-2010 at 03:45 AM
Yeah, I brewed something pretty close to a Saison with the Wyeast Belgian Specialty private
reserve. Same deal, where I bottled at 1.010 after about 3 1/2 weeks. I ended up with a bomb,
Posted in thread: Bottle exploded (probably?) -- How do I slow fermentation? on 04-08-2010 at 03:05 AM
Long time reader, first time poster.I just opened my fermentation closet this evening and one
of the bottles had seemingly exploded. I didn't actually see/hear it, but there's shattered
bottle glass a...