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Posted in thread: Under / over pitching and Beersmith on 06-19-2015 at 03:57 AM
I agree to pitching a little high rather than low. From all I have read pitching high, unless
carried to extremes, will not matter in the beer as much as pitching low. The worst effect of a
Posted in thread: Home brewing saves you money? HAHAH! on 06-12-2015 at 06:53 AM
I have been brewing for about 8 years now and figure I'm at about the break even point. If I
buy beer, I spend about 1.25/12 oz. bottle. Similar homebrews cost me about .75/ 12 oz.
Posted in thread: Stout is thin even with high FG? on 06-01-2015 at 01:21 AM
At least a pound of flaked barley(usually 2) and a pound of roasted barley is a must IMHO. I
know I'll get some flack on this, but I love a couple of ounces of Peated malt too.
Posted in thread: Uh-oh, fingers crossed on 06-01-2015 at 01:14 AM
Back a few years, when I was still doing extract and steeping grains, I came across a recipe
for Boston Lager. With the exception of using US-05 at just under 60 degrees F, I followed the
recipe to a ...
Posted in thread: Yeast storage question on 05-21-2015 at 08:54 AM
Not very scientific, but really simple. Make a starter from the vial of yeast that is adequate
for the beer you're brewing, plus an extra 100B cells. Refill the vial with the 100B cells and
Posted in thread: White Labs WLP036 on 05-21-2015 at 08:37 AM
The starter size would depend on the OG of the beer and the cell count and viability of the
yeast. Yeast calculators are available online to determine starter sizes based on a few inputs.
Posted in thread: Editing recipes based on equipment on 05-21-2015 at 08:22 AM
That would depend on the difference between the system the recipe was calculated for and the
system you described. If you use a decent brewing software you should be able to set up an
Posted in thread: trouble carbonating due to high final OG? on 05-16-2015 at 09:28 AM
Not knowing anything about your grain bill, mash and fermentation temperatures and the yeast
strain, it's hard to guess whether or not you actually reached terminal gravity.You obviously
Posted in thread: Diluting wort for gravity reading on 02-13-2015 at 04:31 AM
You could do that, but why not do what you'll likely be doing when you start all grain brewing
If you're not using kits and have graduated to doing your own recipes, just increase the batch
size to ma...
Posted in thread: Getting Chico yeast below 1.010 on IPAs on 02-10-2015 at 06:17 AM
Lower mash temperature with a longer rest, proper PH and sufficient calcium, simple sugars,
higher yielding grains, a proper pitch of healthy, high attenuating yeast, enough yeast
nutrient and good ae...