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  • Posted in thread: Question regarding recirculating wort on 09-10-2012 at 04:33 AM
    I stir whilst mashing, about once every 15 minutes. I do it to ensure I have a consistent
    temperature throughout the grain bed. Once I begin recirculating and sparging I do not stir...

  • Posted in thread: How would I know if my yeast starter is bad? on 04-18-2012 at 04:28 PM
    Are you shaking it? Did you aerate your wort before you threw it in? Lack of oxygen will result
    in a long lag time. If it looks weird and smells bad, it is bad. Otherwise, it's coo.Shake that
    (shake t...

  • Posted in thread: Overactive Fermentation on 04-18-2012 at 04:26 PM
    I might recant my earlier statement...did you use a yeast starter? And what was your final
    volume prior to pitching and about how much headspace was there? How much did you aerate and
    how? I've had pl...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe Suggestions on 04-18-2012 at 04:11 AM
    Reads like beer to me...

  • Posted in thread: Any suggestions appreciated on 04-18-2012 at 04:10 AM
    Try building one on your own. Nothing beasts experimenting...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer, new equipment, go... on 04-18-2012 at 04:09 AM
    Is there a question in here?

  • Posted in thread: How would I know if my yeast starter is bad? on 04-18-2012 at 03:35 AM
    Well, is there a big layer of yeast in the bottom of the flask? More details on your process
    would help out some...

  • Posted in thread: Overactive Fermentation on 04-18-2012 at 03:32 AM
    Blow off tubes don't absorb the pressure, they just redirect the excess gas. If there is more
    gas/kraussen coming through the hose than it can handle it will be released elsewhere.
    Basically, it's the...

  • Posted in thread: Overactive Fermentation on 04-18-2012 at 03:06 AM
    It's not over active it's healthy fermentation. Your little yeasties are tearing through the
    sugars. This is a good thing. Just maintain sanitization and you will be fine. If you are
    really concerned ...

  • Posted in thread: What's this sound like to you? on 04-12-2012 at 10:42 PM
    Sounds like beer to me...

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