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Posted in thread: Grainfather sales now live in U.S.! Woohhooo on 08-24-2015 at 03:12 PM
Humm...this is my worry with the system....seems very slow....winter in a garage would be
tuff...IMHOI don't have a grainfather -- I have a Picobrew -- but I just looked at yesterday's
brew log, and i...
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 08-23-2015 at 04:28 PM
I've had good success with adding hops(in a bag) to the keg for my hop-stands.Yep -- me, too.
1oz pellets in very fine mesh bag @ pause for cooling. Let stand anywhere from 20-60min. I use
Posted in thread: Anyone ever use Fast Pitch canned wort for starters? on 08-17-2015 at 12:20 PM
I've made three starters now with fast pitch. Used regular tap, sanitized yeast pack, tops of
starters, flask, stir bar.Just sampled the first one I pitched a week ago. Didn't decant --
just poured en...
Posted in thread: Why are so many people letting beer sit so long?? on 08-12-2015 at 11:59 PM
The real question -- and this goes back to the OP -- is why in the world are you using a
secondary? No one does that anymore -- and if you do, you're just risking infection -- and
you're wasting effor...
Posted in thread: Anyone ever use Fast Pitch canned wort for starters? on 08-07-2015 at 11:17 PM
bobbytuck gotta ask.... starter for a 2.5 gallon batch?? Regardless, it'll be interesting to
see your results. Did you taste the canned wort?No taste. Smelled like wort, though. No
Posted in thread: Anyone ever use Fast Pitch canned wort for starters? on 08-07-2015 at 11:56 AM
@bobbytuck thanks for the writeup. Did you add water though?Either way, the cost is not so
prohibitive that I would be completely steered away. I think I'll buy some cans and see how
much I like he ub...
Posted in thread: The Absolute Best Way!!! on 08-07-2015 at 03:08 AM
Rehydrate? Why?Just pitch. Dry yeast is fine. Just pitch it into the wort. I dry pitch Notty,
05, 04, Abbaye, Belle Saison -- never a problem. Never.Save time, save grief. Just cut it and
Posted in thread: Anyone ever use Fast Pitch canned wort for starters? on 08-07-2015 at 01:17 AM
Okay, I'm going to change the direction of this thread.I bought 8 cans. They arrived today.My
background:Brewing for 6 years. Started Mr. Beer, then all grain w/Igloo coolers, then 10
gallon eHerms se...
Posted in thread: Chcicago / Lake Michigan Water Questions on 08-02-2015 at 06:05 PM
After a couple years of little to no brewing, I finally got a PicoBrew and an RO (portable)
sink unit.I was googling around to find info on RO dilutions (still in Chicago -- and my
numbers are still p...
Posted in thread: Coffee on nitro on 07-30-2015 at 01:47 AM
Can't this be done with a simple whipper and N20 cartridge?Not at the same scale as a 5 or 2.5
gallon keg, but if you want coffee on nitro -- just cold brew and seal it up in a whipper.
You'll get the...