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Posted in thread: WLP001 Question on 04-19-2015 at 02:27 PM
If the vial was in-date and you aerated well, it'll be fine. It may take a few more hours to
see activity though.
Posted in thread: Cold Snap Stopped Fermentation - How To Restart? on 04-17-2015 at 11:51 AM
"Rousing the yeast" works maybe one time out of 100. There are a few things you can try, but
these days I move straight to pitching a vial of WLP099. Unless the problem is enzymatic (i.e.
Posted in thread: cleaning the inside of a plate chiller on 04-13-2015 at 01:33 PM
After brew day I run Alkaline Brewery Wash through it, followed by a water rinse, and then
Saniclean. Before brewing, I'll fill it with StarSan. Every once in a while, I'll boil it in a
big pot of wat...
Posted in thread: Sour Mash Equipment on 04-13-2015 at 01:31 PM
Friends don't let friends sour mash. Use sour worting/kettle souring instead, preferably with a
commercial culture instead of just throwing a bunch of random grains in there. And pre-acidify
the wort ...
Posted in thread: Does anyone else hate their Chugger pumps? on 04-13-2015 at 01:27 PM
I like my Chugger pump - it's treated me well for several years now. It's mounted about a foot
below the bottom of the kettles. The input side has a ball valve pointing downward that I use
to purge th...
Posted in thread: my first infection? on 04-13-2015 at 01:23 PM
Doesn't look like an infection.
Posted in thread: Champagne Bottles on 04-11-2015 at 04:47 AM
Anyone know a good place to find Amber champagne bottles to buy? Also has anyone bottled sours
in hock wine bottles?Use Champagne bottles. Regular wine bottles are much more likely to blow
up on you u...
Posted in thread: Cream Ale Yeast - Not American Ale on 04-11-2015 at 04:43 AM
Lots of options - I would try WLP011 European or WLP029 Koelsch (if you can keep it cool
enough). European is more "round" and malt-forward, Koelsch is a bit crisper. Koelsch yeast is
pretty finicky, ...
Posted in thread: Beginnings of lacto infection or not? on 04-10-2015 at 11:49 PM
Doesn't look like lacto to me. It's also unlikely, because most lacto strains aren't very
tolerant to hops.
Posted in thread: Kölsch on 03-31-2015 at 12:23 PM
Alright so I decided that I liked the idea of just going German Pils, but as I play with my
recipe I am not able to hit my color range very well. This is currently what I have.
Thoughts?Unless this is...