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Posted in thread: 2 WK old starter on 12-14-2013 at 08:19 PM
2 weeks is nothing, i wouldn't think twice about using it as is. and i am not cheap!re-pitching
yeast from a previous batch is basically the same thing as using dormant yeast from a starter,
Posted in thread: yeast washing on 12-11-2013 at 07:49 AM
you are never going to know for sure. even cell counting can give you inaccurate results,
especially if you're sloppy about it. measuring the slurry volume can give you huge variance
even just taking ...
Posted in thread: Speidel Braumeister (brewmaster) on 12-10-2013 at 03:41 PM
I haven't run the numbers yet but I am planning to do a barley wine soon and thought that I
will just cut my final volume back to about 2 1/2 gal and up the grain bill. Anything wrong
with this idea?a...
Posted in thread: will my wax paper mishap kill my yeast? on 12-08-2013 at 10:18 AM
paraffin is completely insoluble in water, and is basically non-reactive. there's no reason i
can see to think it would be harmful to yeast. my guess is that not much of it will make it
past the boil,...
Posted in thread: Butternut Squash Soup on 12-06-2013 at 03:00 PM
my favorite remains the simple, elegant cooks illustrated recipe:halve the squash, scoop out
and save the seeds and stringy stuff.melt butter in a pot, sautee a good amount of diced
shallots and the a...
Posted in thread: Big Yeast Starter! How? on 12-05-2013 at 03:23 PM
you absolutely can use a 5L flask for 2L starters! i also use mine as the fermenter for 4L test
batches, where i do a mini-BIAB in a kitchen pot on the stovetop, and i use it when i split a
batch for ...
Posted in thread: Speidel Braumeister (brewmaster) on 12-05-2013 at 07:48 AM
i wish there was a way to block pointless insults and bickering from the useful threads on HBT,
so that they could carry on but i couldn't see them
Posted in thread: WLP644 -Brett B Trois on 12-05-2013 at 07:30 AM
i have had a distinctly acetic smelling starter, chilled decanted and pitched, beer came out
exactly as i wanted it (ie nothing like salad dressing) i can't exactly remember if it was
trois or brux
Posted in thread: Maintaining Carbonation on 12-04-2013 at 07:42 PM
i am not sure i understand what you're asking, but in case it involves adding dry sugar
crystals or powder to carbonated beer, or partially carbonated beer to a bottle containing dry
sugar, don't do i...
Posted in thread: Wild game on 12-03-2013 at 08:04 AM
yum! i wonder how that would be as a flemish / venison hybrid stew?? for the flemish beef stew
i flour the beef and brown as the above recipe, slow cook with lots of dark malty beer and
mostly the sam...