Last Activity:04-02-2009 3:29 AM
Posted in thread: Wrong yeast on 04-02-2009 at 03:19 AM
Made a lager tonight and planned to pitch 2 packets of dry lager yeast at 55 deg. Accidentally
put in a packet of ale yeast first. Wasn't sure what to do after that, so I went ahead and
pitched the 2 ...
Posted in thread: OG vs. FG problems on 10-09-2008 at 12:12 AM
I aerate with a spoon until my arm hurts! I usually get a lot of foam ontop.I sprinkle the
yeast ontop of the foam. Wait 30 min. then aerate again.I pitched at 72 and dropped it to 68 in
my frig.(6 lb...
Posted in thread: OG vs. FG problems on 10-08-2008 at 12:13 PM
I normally do a 6lb partial mash and have trouble getting my target OG and FG.Seems if I get
one, I don't get the other.I normally use dry yeast, Safale S-04 or 05.Seems if I do a mashout,
I don't get...
Posted in thread: Storing Grain on 10-01-2008 at 11:49 PM
I ordered enough grain for my next 4 beers and it mistakenly showed up already cracked.What's
the best way to store it for a long period of time?Can I freeze it?
Posted in thread: Max grain in cooler on 09-30-2008 at 03:02 AM
What's the maximum amount of grain I can mash it a 5 gallon cooler?Or, how much volume does a
pound of satured grain consume?
Posted in thread: Sierra Nevada Stout on 09-25-2008 at 10:12 PM
I googled for a clone recipe and came up with this recipe. I've adjusted the 2-row and dme to
suit my partial mash setup.3 lb amber dme4 lb munich1 lb black patent.5 lb crystal 60.5 lb
carapils (I add...
Posted in thread: Mash out on 08-11-2008 at 07:12 PM
With a single infusion partial mash....If I do my mash in my brewpot.Should I just turn on the
burner and heat the water to mash-out temp or should I add heated water? Is there any
diff?Also, how many...
Posted in thread: Decoction partial mash on 08-11-2008 at 07:07 PM
I do a partial mash with 6 lb of grain supplemented with 3 lb of dme.I am considering doing a
decoction and wondering if it would make a noticable difference with a partial mash The
instructions I hav...
Posted in thread: corn sugar vs. corn/rice flakes on 06-18-2008 at 02:21 PM
I'm making a light pilsner that calls for corn flakes.Why not use corn sugar(dextrin) instead?
Posted in thread: Bittering vs. flavor hops on 06-17-2008 at 02:25 PM
I'm still having trouble distinguishing between the 2.Can someone suggest a commercial beer
that has a lot of hop flavor, but very little bittering so that I can taste the difference.