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Posted in thread: Upright or Chest??? Which is More Popular? on 11-17-2013 at 09:40 PM
Thanks for the info on the dimensions and glad to hear it's working so well. I'm going to scour
the central/north TX (I'm in Waco) area for a good deal on one. Your ferments look like they
are going n...
Posted in thread: Upright or Chest??? Which is More Popular? on 11-17-2013 at 08:51 PM
NTXBrauer - drudging this post up from about a month ago, but was curious how the GDM-12 was
working out. Also wondering what the interior dimension of that unit are?
Posted in thread: Was thinking of brewing but with this heat on 07-01-2012 at 05:59 AM
Sheesh...must remember to look before posting...
Posted in thread: Was thinking of brewing but with this heat on 07-01-2012 at 12:49 AM
Ground temp is pretty much always over pitch temp here too. I picked up a cheap sump pump from
harbor freight, put ice water in my ice chest and pump that through my immersion coil. Would
work the sam...
Posted in thread: Batch Size Effects on Beer on 03-26-2012 at 10:01 PM
Seems like having both tanks the same size is good. If you have a setup controlling temps in a
freezer by taping the probe to your carboy etc, you may want to watch for temp differences
between the tw...
Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller vs. Counterflow Chiller on 03-19-2012 at 04:36 PM
All the breweries I've seen use large industrial sized plate chillers. I use an immersion
chiller because I like the idea of dropping the entire boil volume below 140F as fast as
possible to limit DMS...
Posted in thread: what is the best temp to pitch yeast, and then ferment ale from extract?? on 03-18-2012 at 07:11 PM
Sorry, not my intent. Yeast is an area I'm learning more about too. If I'm starting out with a
new batch of yeast, I'll use a starter wort of 1.040 SG and a volume (1L for example) to reach
Posted in thread: what is the best temp to pitch yeast, and then ferment ale from extract?? on 03-18-2012 at 02:07 PM
Also on your starter, it's good to keep track of times but make sure you're noting initial cell
count estimates, starter wort volume and gravity so you can have some idea what final cell
Posted in thread: what is the best temp to pitch yeast, and then ferment ale from extract?? on 03-18-2012 at 02:00 PM
Hey Ripley, hope your morning is going well. Each strain of yeast has its happy range where it
produces it's best work. From my reading and experience, you want to hit that temp in your wort
Posted in thread: Primins question. on 03-17-2012 at 07:04 PM
Not uncommon for recipes to not mention priming sugars since carbonation can be done different
ways, bottle conditioned or force carb. Some will specify how many volumes of CO2 at a given