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Posted in thread: I think I did something stupid with my yeast... on 10-08-2015 at 02:19 PM
Oxygen is a good thing during fermentation, the yeast need it, not so much good after
fermentation is done.Some of the things I make that are harder to ferment will have you
vigorously stir every day ...
Posted in thread: Coffee Porter help on 09-16-2015 at 03:24 PM
For a 5 gallon batch of porter-Put 4 ounces of course ground dark roast beans in 20 ounces of
cold water in a french press or something else that allows you filter out the grounds. Let that
sit on the...
Posted in thread: Removing Chlorine on 08-26-2015 at 07:42 PM
Chlorine will gas off in th boil or over a few hours at room temp. However some districts use
chloramine instead of- or in addition to chlorine. Chloramine will not gas off. Either use a
Posted in thread: Battery powered stir plate for lager starters in fridge? on 08-26-2015 at 07:25 PM
Most of those computer fans are 12V, but you'll want to run them at a lower voltage to knock
the speed down. I use a cheapo eBay step down voltage control on my 12V wall charger to do
that. Instead of...
Posted in thread: Buying a used fridge on 08-26-2015 at 07:01 PM
Personally, I'd stay away from a side-by-side for a ferm chamber. You'll get more usable space
out of a fridge with a top freezer or, better yet, an upright freezer. Age is important, but so
Posted in thread: Another temperature probe thread on 08-26-2015 at 06:46 PM
I stuck the probe into a bottle of water on the bottom of the freezer.This is all you need do.
Nuthin fancy and it works. The water serves as a buffer and mimics the liquid temp inside the
kegs. I use...
Posted in thread: Help with possibly stuck fermentation on 08-26-2015 at 06:41 PM
No, Beersmith is fairly useless at predicting FG. Oh so true, yet not nearly as bad as some
batch kit instructions. Some of those expected FGs are laughably low.
Posted in thread: Priming sugar failed on 08-26-2015 at 06:30 PM
As said, you're fine. To kill the yeast with cold, you have to get it below freezing with
enough water present so that ice crystals form.Think about where home brew suppliers store the
vials/packs of ...
Posted in thread: Cold Crashing - Then Bottling? on 08-26-2015 at 06:24 PM
Cold crashing is fine. There will be plenty of yeast left in suspension to bottle with. You
could also use Irish moss or whirlfloc in the boil (10 mins) and/or gelatin after
primary.Bottle carbing aft...
Posted in thread: keezer temperature probe on 08-13-2015 at 02:47 PM
I took a spaghetti sauce jar, filled with water, poked a hole in the top of the lid and
submerged the STC-1000 probe in the water. Works just fine to buffer the temp reading (which is
what you want).