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Posted in thread: Weird Gravity Measurements on 03-24-2014 at 02:34 AM
The pre-boil reading was after first runnings and sparging was completed and mixed. My first
runnings out of the mash was 1.078
Posted in thread: Weird Gravity Measurements on 03-24-2014 at 01:26 AM
I need some help diagnosing a strange gravity measurement.My pre-boil gravity reading today was
1.052 for 7 gallons. My post boil, right-before-pitching-yeast gravity was 1.050 for 5.5
gallons. I know...
Posted in thread: First all-grain is great! Now what? on 10-27-2013 at 02:47 AM
I've found that it is difficult to unbiasedly judge my beers. It's also tough to get real
feedback from people you know. If I really want good feedback, I'll buy 4 or 5 commercial beers
of the same st...
Posted in thread: Any reason I can't pitch washed yeast without making a starter? on 08-22-2013 at 09:49 PM
Hey jfolks, thanks for the detailed answer. I have a question for you though. You say your
slurry % is typically only 10%. So your calculations show that you only have .24 billion
cells/ml. Mr. Malty'...
Posted in thread: Any reason I can't pitch washed yeast without making a starter? on 08-22-2013 at 02:31 AM
So lets say I decided to make a starter. Would I use less than the 126 ml of slurry? Doesn't
the starter make more yeast?
Posted in thread: Any reason I can't pitch washed yeast without making a starter? on 08-22-2013 at 02:13 AM
I've been reading washed yeast/starter threads for awhile and it seems that people in general
recommend making a starter with washed yeast even if you have enough viable yeast to begin
with. The reaso...
Posted in thread: Zest Bomb - Citrus Wheat Pale Ale on 06-18-2013 at 02:18 AM
So I brewed a slight variation of this (Glacier and Tettnang instead of Sorachi and Palisade)
and I think it turned out excellent. Definitely a great citrus taste and smell. Perfect amount
Posted in thread: Normal or not? on 05-11-2013 at 10:44 PM
Hey Nagorg,How'd this batch end up tasting for you? I'm drinking one right now and am pretty
happy with it. Mine finished at 1.008 so fairly close to yours.
Posted in thread: How much of washed yeast to use in next batch? on 05-08-2013 at 06:45 PM
It's 4 1/2 weeks old and I probably won't brew for at least another week or two.
Posted in thread: How much of washed yeast to use in next batch? on 05-08-2013 at 05:13 PM
I washed yeast for the first time on my last batch and I'd like to try and use it for my next
one. I've read that people usually split the washed yeast into several mason jars. Then they'll
make a sta...