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Posted in thread: co2 on 05-28-2015 at 04:19 PM
It takes a bit of doing, but a "balanced system" is not that hard to achieve for most
homebrewers using a basic keezer or kegerator setup (non-tower). Balanced means that the same
pressure/temp that g...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter – no activity after 10 hours on 05-28-2015 at 02:15 PM
If you've got the stir bar spinning at a good speed (just enough to cause a decent dimple),
you'll most often get less foam, sometimes much less, than with a simple starter.If you want
Posted in thread: starter help on 05-22-2015 at 09:21 PM
Got any dry yeast available?It is a good idea to always keep a packet of two handy for
Posted in thread: When to rack from primary to secondary? on 05-22-2015 at 09:19 PM
I appreciate all the feedback. Just to clarify, I do plan to rack to secondary for various
reasons. Therefore my specific question is what is the general rule of thumb when racking to
secondary for an...
Posted in thread: Is it essential to chill bottled beer for 24+ hours before drinking? on 05-22-2015 at 09:16 PM
I haven't any science to back it up, but I prefer to give mine at least 3 days in the fridge
before popping the top. The results have been consistently good.
Posted in thread: over active fermentation on 05-22-2015 at 06:21 PM
The question i have is, Is my beer ruined? if it is not, how long should i wait before moving
the beer to the secondary fermentation phase?It depends on why your fermentation was so
vigorous. If it wa...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter for barley wine on 05-22-2015 at 12:30 PM
When I make a big beer like that I make a starter for a 1.040 5 gal beer and then make that
beer then pitch the cake from that into the big beer. Why waste 1 gal for a starter when you
can get 10 gal ...
Posted in thread: better bottle capper? (recommendations please) on 05-22-2015 at 11:53 AM
I've had the Super Agata bench capper for a couple years now. Mounted on a piece of scrap 3/4"
plywood so it's portable yet very stable. Love it.
Posted in thread: Please help me improve my BIAB efficiency on 05-21-2015 at 02:57 AM
How long to you stir at dough-in? In addition to the useful things already mentioned, that can
have an impact on your efficiency. I shoot for and get a pretty steady 76% with my E-BIAB at
full volume ...
Posted in thread: Low Gravity Ferments Less Vigorous? on 05-21-2015 at 02:53 AM
Hello. Pitched a single vial of 002 into 6 gal of 1.035 OG wort. I've never made a beer that
low in OG, so perhaps this is normal, but I did not experience a ferment with the same vigor
that I'm used ...