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Posted in thread: Early morning brew days? on 12-27-2013 at 09:21 PM
I have the water ready for both the mash and sparge as well as my grains milled and mash salts
measured. I can do everything else during the session
Posted in thread: Optimal mashing temp for a black IPA on 12-27-2013 at 09:18 PM
Oxygenating well and making sure the yeast are healthy and ready to go will also ensure a
healthy fermentation and complete attenuation
Posted in thread: Dealing with a stuck fermentation. What's next? on 09-09-2013 at 04:36 PM
If it is truly done and it tastes ok, you could brew another and try blending them so it's not
a total waste
Posted in thread: how long will slurry last? on 09-09-2013 at 04:35 PM
I use month old (sometimes older) slurry all the time. After a month though I will wake it up
with a small starter before pitching though
Posted in thread: Getting the Balance Right on 09-06-2013 at 02:27 PM
The pro's are more scientific. They have microbiologists, and labs, and beakers, and safety
glasses. Us hobbyist don't have the money or equipment to get super science-y. That's why it
seems more artf...
Posted in thread: Cold Conditioning (crashing) Ales on 09-06-2013 at 02:24 PM
I let it ferment out completely then just crank it down to 38. I can't imagine why dormant
yeast would produce a bunch of off flavors from cooling too quickly
Posted in thread: Unscrewinm valve from manifold on 07-29-2013 at 09:58 PM
Carp. That's what I was worried about.
Posted in thread: Unscrewinm valve from manifold on 07-26-2013 at 01:20 PM
I bought a y-adapter to add to my 3 port manifold. Only issue, is that I can seem to unscrew
any of the check valves from the manifold. Does anyone have any tips?Main problem is probably
that I don't ...
Posted in thread: Using actively fermenting beer as a starter? on 05-18-2013 at 09:58 PM
It's called "top cropping" and it's a very good way to get healthy viable yeast. Just sanitize
your spoon and scoop away. It shouldnt take too much yeast to ferment the next 10 gallons. I
assume you h...
Posted in thread: Beer line, does it carbonate? on 07-13-2012 at 05:05 PM
Cool, thanks for the responses. I didn't think it would either, but I'm wrong a lot. Thanks!