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Posted in thread: Trouble with Windsor yeast on 09-07-2011 at 01:36 PM
I didn't rehydrate, I just pitched the yeast dry. The wort was about 75F when I pitched and
then I put it directly in the swamp cooler at 65F.Last night I took the fermentor out of the
swamp cooler to...
Posted in thread: Trouble with Windsor yeast on 09-06-2011 at 11:05 PM
dangit I dropped and broke my hydrometer.Well I guess when I go to the LHBS I will pick up a
pack of Notty as well while I'm there in case I need it.I'll get back to you with the SG.
Posted in thread: Trouble with Windsor yeast on 09-06-2011 at 11:02 PM
Ok, let me give a short background then I will ask my question.On Sunday, 48 hours ago, I
pitched a packet of Windsor dry yeast into a pale ale I made. OG 1.055. I then put my fermentor
into my swamp ...
Posted in thread: What is the ideal temp for bottle conditioning a sweet stout(milk stout)? on 08-12-2011 at 04:56 PM
You definitely do not want to bottle condition at that low temp. The reason is because your
beer will not carbonate if the yeast aren't active, which they won't be at that low temperature
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber - Freezer Chest or Upright Fridge? on 08-02-2011 at 07:06 PM
Only Ales at this point. The problem I have with the swamp cooler is my schedule...can't always
be around to drop in ice or frozen H2o bottles. I want to be able to put in a freezer or fridge
Posted in thread: Chances of a sweat based infection on 08-02-2011 at 04:49 PM
Well you certainly have some good options for what to name it!Summer Sweat AleSweaty Forehead
AlePerspiration AleAnd the list goes on!
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber - Freezer Chest or Upright Fridge? on 08-02-2011 at 04:38 PM
If you are only making ales and not lagers, I found that the swamp cooler method was very
inexpensive and effective.
Posted in thread: 1st all grain batch in 12 years! Ended up good but... on 07-29-2011 at 05:55 PM
That's what I do. Secondaries are not needed unless your are adding something to your beer post
fermentation (dry hops/fruit/etc).
Posted in thread: Mash in a bag? on 07-29-2011 at 05:51 PM
That would definitely work. The only problem that I'm sure you will find, is holding that bag
of wet grain. A 10 lb bag of dry grain weighs about 1000 lbs when wet (or at least is feels
like that afte...
Posted in thread: Wow! Hard to believe..... on 07-22-2011 at 09:00 PM
I bottled an IIPA a couple months ago. And out of the whole 5 gallon batch I had one gusher. I
bulk primed (where you mix the priming sugar solution into the beer when racking before
bottling, a prett...