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  • Posted in thread: Dry Yeast HELP!!! ASAP on 02-25-2012 at 12:14 PM
    Sounds good. As long as you got all the rehydrated yeast slurry into the fermentor you should
    be good to go. The main thing with rehydrating is not going to hot with the rehydration water.
    BTW, my tho...

  • Posted in thread: Bad after taste on all brews on 01-07-2012 at 10:42 PM
    Has the yeast completely dropped out of solution? Yeast in solution can carry a lot of hop oil
    increasing bitterness. If the beer is cloudy, stick it in the fridge for 2 weeks and try
    another bottle.

  • Posted in thread: 8 simple assorted questions to comprehend beer making on 01-07-2012 at 01:07 PM
    6. Large scale, it is carbonated first, then filled into bottles and kegs. In your lager
    scenario, the 4 months does nothing to increase carbonation if the CO2 during fermentation is
    allowed to escape...

  • Posted in thread: 8 simple assorted questions to comprehend beer making on 01-07-2012 at 12:58 PM
    2. Secondary fermentation is a bad word used in homebrewing. Just because the beer is racked
    from one vessel to another it is still in the same fermentation cycle. The beer when rack is
    yes, still con...

  • Posted in thread: 8 simple assorted questions to comprehend beer making on 01-07-2012 at 12:49 PM
    Here is my take on it.1. Primary fermentation does not necessarily need to take place in a
    closed tank. A large majority of breweries use closed tank due to lower risk of contamination
    among other thi...

  • Posted in thread: Why I'm going to start filtering most batches on 10-18-2010 at 03:34 PM
    I have been preaching the wonders of fiber for years. I know it sounds counter productive, but
    I swear 90% of the time it helps. For years I have had problems with IBS type symptoms. My
    problems are o...

  • Posted in thread: Temp control limits on 10-17-2010 at 12:28 AM
    @david This is what I figured, I was just looking for some input to back me up, thanks.@bmckee
    The Arduino is a opensource microcontroller project. It is really flexible and can be used with
    a ton of ...

  • Posted in thread: I need help! on 10-16-2010 at 11:15 AM
    What was your starty gravity and fermentation temp? I would assume that being an IPA your OG
    was somewhere in the 1.050 to 1.070 range? Either way 1.010 final gravity is good. As far as
    the speed of t...

  • Posted in thread: Temp control limits on 10-16-2010 at 07:51 AM
    I have thought of that also, but it seems that there is enough thermal mass that it flucuates
    pretty slowly. I also have a safety coded in the firmware that doesn't allow the compressor to
    cycle back ...

  • Posted in thread: Temp control limits on 10-16-2010 at 03:08 AM
    I scored a chest freezer off of craigslist to turn into my fermentation chamber. I like
    tinkering with electronics, so I built my own controller using an Arduino I wrote the code to
    turn the freezer...

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