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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!
Posted in thread: Beer line, does it carbonate? on 07-11-2012 at 10:32 PM
Random q, couldn't find anything on the interwebs: does the beer in the beer lines carbonate
like the rest of the keg? If I take an early sample from the keg, is the beer in the line at
the same carb ...
Posted in thread: Pin lock liquid disconnect leak on 06-08-2012 at 04:32 PM
One of mine is doing the same thing! I'll definite pull one of the other ones part to find the
size of the gasket. To the OP, did that fix the problem?
Posted in thread: Container to store specialty grains? on 06-06-2012 at 09:39 PM
Another thing I've been using for small amounts of grain storage is those plastic coffee
"cans." or whatever they're called these days..That is a really good idea. One downside: I
don't drink coffee, ...
Posted in thread: Container to store specialty grains? on 06-06-2012 at 12:22 PM
Cool, thanks for the responses. I'll start browsing the dollar store and will just use the bags
they come in in an air-tight bucket until some cheap containers are procured.
Posted in thread: Container to store specialty grains? on 06-05-2012 at 07:16 PM
I just moved to a new state, and with that comes a new brew store. My old one had a much bigger
selection of grains and you could measure out the exact amount of any grain that you needed.
Now, the se...
Posted in thread: High gravity fermentation woes on 05-21-2012 at 03:09 AM
I wouldn't open it up every time to rouse it. If fermentation is slow, you want not fill the
headspace and risk oxygenation issues. The 'scum' is just yeast. I wouldn't violently shake it,
just swirl ...
Posted in thread: Help me make good beer on 05-21-2012 at 03:06 AM
If you're trying to chase efficiency you could do more sparges, but in turn you'll have to boil
longer to reach your target volume
Posted in thread: Sasion and Brett question on 05-21-2012 at 03:03 AM
The fermentation will eventually fill it up, but if you plan on sampling it then you'll have
potential oxidation problems once fermentation is over
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