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Posted in thread: Slanting yeast on 11-26-2009 at 09:17 PM
Yes. Good post. I started making slants again yesterday and will post some of my thoughts,
questions, and pictures soon. Plus I haven't read all the posts yet...because I'm busy in the
brew room again...
Posted in thread: mash ratio question on 11-26-2009 at 09:01 PM
I use a SS kettle w/ faulse bottom for my mash tun and I have to add 1.25 gal (5 qts) in
addition to mash water requirement to fill the "dead" space below the false bottom. So if I
have 13 lbs of grai...
Posted in thread: the yeast cake, oh my the yeast cake. on 10-09-2009 at 01:00 PM
Update - I racked both batches the other day and they turned out wonderful. The yeast cake
batch came out much stronger @ 6.58% Alc. The OG = 1.054, FG = 1.004. The batch using the
starter smack pack ...
Posted in thread: the yeast cake, oh my the yeast cake. on 09-14-2009 at 05:30 PM
I brewed (2) 5 gal batches yesterday. One batch using a 1056 American yeast pack and the other
using yeast cake of the same strain collected from my plastic conical with the same recipe. I
Posted in thread: alcohol content on 09-08-2009 at 04:42 AM
A higher grain bill is the better way to go, however, 1/2 lb DME = 1 lb extract from grain. 2/3
lb DME in 5 gal batch increases original gravity by about .008 or 2 Plato. (My notes say 1/3
DME in a 2....
Posted in thread: You are all going to hate me but I have .... on 08-24-2009 at 10:18 PM
I won't hate you as much if you share the Beer! Isn't that what it's all about? Sharing!!! I
pulled four out of a metal scrap pile. The're holding beer
Posted in thread: Craigslist SCORE! (finally, my turn!) on 08-18-2009 at 01:04 AM
Sweet. I hate you.
Posted in thread: Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 14th, 2009 on 08-09-2009 at 04:31 PM
After reading this post I'm throwing around the idea of making a trip to Milwaukee to this
fest. I live in PA but grew up in Wales, WI & Milwaukee and have the need to visit home. I
can't think of a b...
Posted in thread: Aging beer: Facts, myths, and discussion on 11-22-2008 at 07:32 PM
My favorite part is,I do rack to a secondary presently. But I think I will stop that. I need to
run a test on that.Three reasons why I go to a secondary otherwise I leave it alone: - Free up
Posted in thread: using O2 to aerate on 11-22-2008 at 03:44 PM
Wow thanks. I have been using pure O2 through a stainless air stone as well from a hospitable
grade tank w/reg and I was just wondering how long to aerate. However, I may have been over