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  • 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.