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Posted in thread: Beginning OG 1.030 - where did i go wrong? on 07-29-2015 at 11:11 PM
Let it go. Hope it has a lacto infection and maybe you have just made the first black Berliner
Weiss. Seriously though, you need to buy a kit beer with good instructions or have an
experienced brewer ...
Posted in thread: Hydrometer on 07-18-2015 at 03:47 AM
You should test it in distilled water and get it to the temp that your hydrometer is calibrated
to. If that still gives you a reading of .0994 you will add .006 to any reading that you get.
Posted in thread: Unidentified yeast/bacteria on 07-15-2015 at 04:04 PM
I posted this up in fermentation/yeast and after nearly a day with no responses decided it may
be better here. Sorry for the double post, but here it is.So recently I picked up an infection.
Posted in thread: Unidentified yeast/bacteria on 07-14-2015 at 09:50 PM
So recently I picked up an infection. Luckily it looks to be confined to only a single mason
jar. However, said mason jar nearly blew its lid in the refrigerator. Since it smelled and
tasted good I de...
Posted in thread: yeast starter time?? on 07-12-2015 at 06:37 PM
With the low flocculation I'd say no. I'd just grow it up and pitch the whole thing. 1L is only
1/15 the volume of your recipe so I'd be surprised if you could taste the difference.
Posted in thread: Lacto. Starter on 07-12-2015 at 06:04 PM
According to Tonsmeire, www.themadfermentationist.com/p/commercial-cultures.html, it is
heterofermentative. I trust his information, though I'm not sure where he got it from (in all
likely hood an ema...
Posted in thread: Lacto. Starter on 07-11-2015 at 09:48 PM
Do you have a pH meter? That would really tell you if anything is happening. If not, you should
be seeing airlock activity with this strain as it is heterofermentative, capable of fermenting
Posted in thread: Best Homebrew Books on 07-11-2015 at 01:29 PM
If you are looking to build a foundation of understanding I'd say Mastering Homebrew by Mosher
is amazing. It deals with the basics of brewing and goes beyond them in easily understood
language. It's ...
Posted in thread: Lacto. Starter on 07-11-2015 at 04:53 AM
I wouldn't be too fussed about oxygen exposure for normal yeast or sacc/brett cultures. If
you're making a starter, fermentation is happening and positive pressure from CO2 production is
pushing out. ...
Posted in thread: Significance, S-bubble or 3 Piece Airlock? on 07-11-2015 at 04:32 AM
I started with both and never touched the S type until I started brewing beers that require
longer aging (RIS, Brett beers, ect.). Like others have mentioned 3 pieces are easier to clean
and you can a...