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  • Posted in thread: Guide to Making a Frozen Yeast Bank on 05-22-2016 at 09:34 PM
    Nice writeup! Heated stirplates worry me.... unless you've got a brand new, digitally
    controlled one. Some of the surplus ones (Corning especially) are known to loose heat control
    after prolonged usag...

  • Posted in thread: Guide to Making a Frozen Yeast Bank on 05-22-2016 at 11:55 AM
    Waiting for the ole HLT to come up to temp, so thought I would update on my yeast ranching
    experience. I have been freezing yeast since last november with phenomenal results. I have 8
    different strain...

  • Posted in thread: Stir Plate questions on 03-06-2016 at 12:10 AM
    I love my Yeast Forge. It is heated:

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewing saved me over $1000 in 2015! on 02-26-2016 at 03:21 AM
    I have spent more on equipment than what two lifetimes worth of beer would have cost me. While
    I am the extreme, I have never actually met anyone that has saved money homebrewing. Wine- yes,
    beer - no...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone entering NHC? on 01-26-2016 at 11:19 PM
    They mail you the scoresheets. You don't get any more or less "feedback" by attending. The
    judging is blind.I find the good size regional competitions throughout the year tend to be
    comps where I get ...

  • Posted in thread: Help me not mess up this Bourbon Imperial Stout on 01-26-2016 at 09:41 PM
    If you get to the point where you can taste the bourbon, you have overdone it, IMO. You should
    only really have a "hint" of it, if that. The oak should impart some vanilla, which will vary
    with maturi...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone entering NHC? on 01-26-2016 at 09:23 PM
    Why wouldn't you just ship your entries to a competition?I guess I have only seen that for
    large competitions, not anything that would be considered somewhat "local" to me. Are there
    ones I could ship...

  • Posted in thread: Microscope from White Labs on 01-26-2016 at 09:16 PM
    You guys rock. Thanks so much for the helpful info. I think I'll go that route with the cheaper
    scope and the additional accessories because i do plan on plating, propogating, etc as well.
    Going to bu...

  • Posted in thread: Microscope from White Labs on 01-26-2016 at 09:15 PM
    I agree with all said above. I've had the Amscope for going on 3 years with no issues. For my
    purposes it works just fine. If you plan on doing a lot of cell counting, there is some other
    equipment th...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone entering NHC? on 01-26-2016 at 09:12 PM
    NHC really is not a particularly good competition if you are primarily seeking "feedback."
    There are over 10 regionals, and thousands of entries. They have switched to using more a
    "checklist" judging...

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