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Posted in thread: Stratification in HLT on 08-04-2013 at 11:15 PM
Do a full time recirculating pump to heat quicker and avoid stratification.
Posted in thread: Heady Topper has ruined everything by being so amazing on 08-04-2013 at 02:46 AM
If your young how would you know if you have experienced the holy grail? Someone else told you
it was the best and it most likely affected your perception. I love beer, but it's just a beer.
Posted in thread: Adding fruit puree to secondary on 07-15-2013 at 06:47 PM
I like to take a cup of beer from the primary and heat it up in a sauce pan. Mix your fruit
with the beer and heat to around 180-190 for a few minutes. This has always worked well for me.
Posted in thread: First Batch, First Keg on 07-12-2013 at 12:56 PM
Two weeks! You my friend are a zen Jedi. I do 8 min at 30 psi rolling on it's side. Vent
frequently for 24 hours avoid carbolic acid build up. Done and done.
Posted in thread: Is it easy to contaminate the beer while transferring to a secondary fermenter? on 07-12-2013 at 12:48 PM
The anti- secondary people think so, but I have never had that problem. I clean,then sanitize
everything. I then flush secondary with a little co2 and it has always worked fine. I hope that
Posted in thread: Do I need to condition my yeast to pitch? on 06-19-2013 at 10:52 PM
Yes. 10-12 ppm of o2 and 1 and 1/2 times yeast with a viable pitch. We have never had to
Posted in thread: Do I need to condition my yeast to pitch? on 06-19-2013 at 10:26 PM
Proper oxygenation will not have detrimental effects. Over oxygenation my cause problems, but
that would depend on yeast viability, cell count, temp ect.
Posted in thread: Do I need to condition my yeast to pitch? on 06-19-2013 at 09:49 PM
That's correct! When I oxygenate my wort I know exactly how many liters per/min I'm getting. If
you don't oxygenate, do you know how much o2 is not in your wort. If you don't, consistency
will be a pr...
Posted in thread: Do I need to condition my yeast to pitch? on 06-19-2013 at 08:02 PM
Danstar says you have to activate the yeast (stir or shake with warm water). That would be
providing much need O2. Now if your sprinkling it on the top and it worked than I'm happy you
got a great bee...
Posted in thread: Do I need to condition my yeast to pitch? on 06-19-2013 at 06:39 PM
I agree with Johnny. Yeast needs O2. Anaerobic metabolism ( fermentation) can not take place
until the yeast go through the lag and growth phase. O2 is needed for both of those phases. Dry
does not sk...