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  • Posted in thread: "Chunky" WLP002 -- is that right? on 09-15-2014 at 08:51 PM
    I had the same reaction the first time I used WLP002. In my experience, yes it is lumpy/clumpy.
    Flocs like crazy, love that yeast!

  • Posted in thread: I took the labels off, but then this happened... Now what?!?! on 09-15-2014 at 08:31 PM
    I've used oxy quite a bit and had the same haze on the bottles if I leave them in the solution
    too long. I've read somewhere that this is a reaction of the oxy with really hard water. I've
    used a 50/5...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone used this? on 09-10-2014 at 08:25 PM
    Get at least a 40 qt. and give yourself a little head room pre-boil.

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin/spice beer Question on 09-10-2014 at 06:44 PM
    I used a teaspoon of spice a few years ago, you could taste the spice, but it was subtle. I
    wanted to bump it up last year, so tried a tablespoon of spice and it was a little
    overpowering, totally mas...

  • Posted in thread: To Prime, or not to prime? on 09-10-2014 at 04:40 PM
    My guess is that the Safale died of alcohol poisoning (16 percent ABV would seem a mite high
    for a beer yeast to tolerate). But adding K1V - 1116 when the ABV is around 14 percent might
    have sent the ...

  • Posted in thread: Super Mechanical Range Smart Giveaway - Open to All! on 09-10-2014 at 12:10 AM

  • Posted in thread: Specialty ingredients and additions: Do people even like "beer" anymore? on 09-09-2014 at 07:12 PM
    I'm in the "live and let live" camp. Brewers will never stop making "beer", but as long as the
    more exotic stuff is selling, they will continue to experiment and expand these styles. I try
    to keep thr...

  • Posted in thread: To Prime, or not to prime? on 09-09-2014 at 04:52 PM
    Back into the fermenter it went; a pinch of nutrient, a new packet of yeast, and shook the hell
    out of it. Will check on it again in six months.

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin-Citra Saison on 09-01-2014 at 09:29 AM
    I've been making an English type pumpkin ale (British type grains and hops) the last three
    years; your recipe looks intriguing. Did you cook the pumpkin? I've been cooking mine (same
    amount for simila...

  • Posted in thread: Help me chose chiller upgrade on 09-01-2014 at 09:03 AM
    I use a 20 plate chiller (I think it was around $80 when I bought it). It will get your wort
    close to the supply temp and usually a five gallon batch goes in about 8-10 minutes. I was
    brewing with a f...