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  • Posted in thread: Barleywine blues on 11-26-2014 at 05:16 PM
    Pitching yeast after EC1118 might present an issue: EC1118 is a "killer" yeast, producing a
    toxin that many other, non "killer" yeasts are susceptible to. This includes the vast majority
    of ale yeasts...

  • Posted in thread: Conan Yeast Experiences on 11-20-2014 at 02:27 PM
    I did make a starter. It is only my second starter ever made. Here is what I am worried
    happened. After I made my first starter, I dumped the entire solution into the wort. I started
    reading that this...

  • Posted in thread: Ester experiment on 11-10-2014 at 10:52 PM
    Here is another thought I have a temp controlled cabinet that can heat or cool a carboy and
    only have one probe. I was thinking about placing the probe between the two one gallon samples
    to get an ave...

  • Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 11-08-2014 at 09:50 PM
    Autolysis releases sugars and fatty acids, not phenols. You’ll get capr- variants, while will
    be turned into fruity esters by the Brett… eventually. Sucking some yeast up will lend a little
    of this ch...

  • Posted in thread: Ester experiment on 11-08-2014 at 07:04 PM
    If you are testing pitching rate's influence on ester production, I would oxygenate the beers
    equally - as it stands your experimental design includes two variables: pitching rate and
    oxygenation leve...

  • Posted in thread: Pouring sample from 1 gallon carboy a bad idea? on 10-13-2014 at 04:37 AM
    I usually do this for sampling from 1 gallon carboys. No problems thus far and likely less of a
    contamination issue than taking several samples with a thief!

  • Posted in thread: Discouraging Sacromyces Growth on 10-11-2014 at 03:38 PM
    Candida is a big genus. Kind of like how there are species of Saccharomyces that are pathogens
    in certain circumstances (eg Candida humilis shows up as the dominant yeast in sourdoughs
    typically, bu...

  • Posted in thread: FastRack Party Pack Giveaway! - Open to All Members! on 07-27-2014 at 03:09 AM
    I'm a big fan!

  • Posted in thread: Brett Infection on my ESB... Does this mean? on 07-16-2014 at 04:24 AM
    Are you using a counterflow or plate chiller?

  • Posted in thread: Red American Pale Ale Help/Thoughts/Suggestions on 06-22-2014 at 10:35 AM
    I would cut out the melanoidin, as that will probably add too much maltiness when you've
    already got a healthy dose of Munich. You'll get sweetness from the honey malt as well. I just
    did an American ...