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Posted in thread: Slants turned color on 11-14-2016 at 02:13 AM
How long is "months" ago? Also how are they being stored? They typically turn a brownish color
as they age. If they look the color of peanut butter they're toast, but a light tan should
still be good.
Posted in thread: 1st attempt at frozen yeast banking. Did I fail? on 11-10-2016 at 02:55 AM
I've done the same as the reverend Maynard and had good results. It takes a little longer to
get going on the stirplate, but does fine still.
Posted in thread: White Labs WLP075 Hansen Yeast on 11-10-2016 at 02:48 AM
Have you considered banking some? There was a really good how to on here about freezing yeast
that makes it simple.
Posted in thread: WLP004 Irish Yeast & Windsor combo? on 11-08-2016 at 01:58 AM
If it were me, I would just use the starter because I'm comfortable doing that kind of thing
and experience has shown me that the beer should turn out fine. That said, if you're squeamish
about it the...
Posted in thread: How do you make your yeast starters on 11-07-2016 at 10:58 PM
I think I'm going to make the jump and buy a pressure canner, does anyone have any
recommendations on what size i should get.I bought a 23qt and love it, but I also use it for
canning veggies and vari...
Posted in thread: Show us your DIY stir plate! on 11-06-2016 at 01:55 AM
Here's my dual stir plate rocking out some recent yeast
Posted in thread: How do you make your yeast starters on 11-05-2016 at 11:53 PM
As with many topics related to home brewing, you're going to get a variety of answers. You're
going to have to be the one that finds out what works for you. There are pluses and minuses to
Posted in thread: Culturing and Banking Yeast with Petri Plates on 10-14-2016 at 11:09 PM
Based upon the last set of plates I made, it runs about 20% more in cost. This is not a bad
deal if you don't like making your own plates.I ran some numbers and my cost per plate is about
Posted in thread: Fermenting in a hot fridge on 10-12-2016 at 12:34 AM
I use ice packs in a Styrofoam cooler as fermentation control, but still have to change out the
ice packs at least once a day depending on what I'm fermenting. Your best bet would be to
replace the fr...
Posted in thread: WLP007 Dry English Ale on 10-12-2016 at 12:27 AM
Even with an ale yeast a lot of people will bump up the temperature towards the end of
fermentation a little to encourage the yeast to finish fermenting and clean up after itself.
Another option if yo...