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  • Posted in thread: Yeast Pitch Question on 11-19-2016 at 02:20 PM
    I'm certainly not trying to say the Mr. Malty calculator is the end-all-be-all of viability
    calculation, but it is the reference that brew703 mentioned using. I'm sure we can agree that
    the actual via...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Pitch Question on 11-19-2016 at 01:41 PM
    2) Don't really feel like making a small starter. Can I simply warm to pitching temp and pitch
    both jars?If you're just looking for permission, then permission granted - godspeed and good
    luck! Someti...

  • Posted in thread: what the hells is this stuff? on 10-30-2016 at 02:35 PM
    No reason to worry at all. Brett typically forms a pellicle. In my experience, the dusty
    floaties at the top of your jar in the photo is broken up pellicle. I don't normally pitch the
    floaties into th...

  • Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 05-20-2016 at 01:53 AM
    To clone Ayinger Jahrhundert, which, frankly is one of the main reasons (Augustiner, WO, take
    your pick) anyone is paying attention to this thread, how do YOU do it?This hits the nail on
    the head. Jah...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast American Ale II 1272 Fermentation 7 Characteristics Questions on 11-16-2015 at 02:30 AM
    I use White Labs WLP051 from time to time (supposedly the same strain). Works very nicely in
    dark beers as well. In my experience it is not very vigorous and tends to leave a bit of sulfur
    behind, eve...

  • Posted in thread: Ayinger Jahrhundert-Bier? Any Ideas on 11-03-2015 at 05:43 PM
    Sorry - I should have mentioned that I'm not saying that 20% light munich makes a good recipe
    for Jahrhundert, it was just an illustration of how much more character malt you can cram into
    a beer at 1...

  • Posted in thread: Ayinger Jahrhundert-Bier? Any Ideas on 11-03-2015 at 05:02 PM
    dfhar - thanks! That's a great point - I was JUST thinking about that last night. If I'm only
    getting 68-70% efficiency I have to use quite a bit more grain just to reach gravity which
    contributes sig...

  • Posted in thread: Ayinger Jahrhundert-Bier? Any Ideas on 11-02-2015 at 12:54 AM
    Still haven't gotten around to brewing a clone attempt for this beer. Felt that I should
    probably get some general practice brewing lagers before I endeavor to disappoint myself with
    an attempt on thi...

  • Posted in thread: Festbier - Some Data Points on 10-08-2015 at 02:39 AM
    I am a big fan of this style and I'd like to zero in on a house version of these fantastic
    beers. I suspect I'm not alone. If I'm not, then hopefully this post will help others in their
    efforts to per...

  • Posted in thread: Quick Sour method on 10-06-2015 at 02:09 AM
    The lactic souring organisms reproduce more quickly than the other organisms in a blend of
    microbes, that is why your culture has started to make wort sour very fast as it's been
    repitched. You get th...