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Posted in thread: Yeast starter advice on 12-27-2013 at 02:31 AM
A drop or two of Fermcap-S does the trick for me. Never had a big starter blowoff.Using this,
how can you tell that the starter fermented? I usually see residue from foam on the inside of
the flask we...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter advice on 12-27-2013 at 01:52 AM
My rule of thumb is to make 2L starters for all ales and 4L starters for lagers. Depending on
the viability of your yeast (I.e., the date it was bottled) you may need a bit more or less.I
use 100g of ...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter advice on 12-27-2013 at 01:07 AM
I cant ever seem to figure out those yeast calculators so I just use a pint of water with 1/2
cup of DME as stated in the "How to Brew" book.The recipe says:OG=1.074FG=1.014Its a clone of
Pliny the El...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter advice on 12-27-2013 at 12:40 AM
Just decided to brew on Saturday. Brewing this Saturday so we won't pitch the yeast until late
Saturday afternoon/evening. Using White Labs 001 yeast on a stirplate. Just boiled a pint of
water with 1...
Posted in thread: Bells Two Hearted turned black after dryhop on 12-07-2013 at 09:18 PM
This has been sitting in a keg for about a month now. Forgot to dry hop when initially kegged.
Without the dry hopping the beer was very similar in color to the original. Dry hopped today
and poured a...
Posted in thread: Pliny the elder clone and dextrose on 11-06-2013 at 09:41 PM
In the "150 Classic Clone Recipes" in the best of brew your own magazine, the ingredient list
for Pliny the Elder calls for 1.0 lb of dextrose (corn sugar). This is listed right under the
grains and r...
Posted in thread: Dual regulator needed? on 10-20-2013 at 11:52 PM
What would the split manifold look like?
Posted in thread: Dual regulator needed? on 10-20-2013 at 11:21 PM
Just got into kegging and currently have a 5# tank with one ball lock keg with one regulator
and a picnic tap. I would like to add another keg to the fridge. Do I need a dual regulator or
is there ano...
Posted in thread: Refractometer to ABV? on 10-20-2013 at 12:33 AM
No, but what does affect the reading is alcohol. A refractometer works great on wort, but once
fermentation happens, the readings are skewed by alcohol.Really? I thought you could use a
Posted in thread: Refractometer to ABV? on 10-19-2013 at 11:20 PM
We kegged it today. I forgot to take a reading before putting it into the keg. It was in the
keg for only about an hour before I decided to go pour some in a glass through the keg faucet
for testing. ...