Last Activity:09-03-2015 7:25 PM
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Posted in thread: "calm" fermenting yeast? on 09-03-2015 at 04:42 AM
do some yeasts ferment calmer and more steady than others? i had an expired vial of antwerp ale
WLP515 that i did a stepped up starter on. started with a 1.025-ish starter, then racked it up
Posted in thread: How effective are pre-wort chillers? on 09-03-2015 at 03:32 AM
the other thing i've been doing is getting the wort into a sterile fermenter, putting it in
cold water for about an hour, then pitching the yeast. not sure how much of an infection
control issue this ...
Posted in thread: How effective are pre-wort chillers? on 09-03-2015 at 03:30 AM
i've been stirring around the wort chiller on occasion, as i've heard stirring helps since heat
rises. i'll try a spoon next time. i'll check the temp of my water after running it for a
while. i'm bre...
Posted in thread: How effective are pre-wort chillers? on 09-02-2015 at 11:41 PM
i just upgraded my DIY 25' copper chiller to a 50' one. I'm still having issues with it taking
a while (45 minutes or so) to chill my wort down to pitch temp, though i know part of this is
because of ...
Posted in thread: WLP515 best by 4/3/2015: strong or weak starter? on 08-16-2015 at 04:16 PM
I have a vial of WLP515 antwerp ale yeast i'm planning to use for an attempted palme speciale
clone/taste-alike. the best by date on it is 4/3/15 and it's been kept refrigerated. i've just
Posted in thread: Anyone else annoyed with newer breweries using cans? on 08-15-2015 at 02:39 AM
if you really want better for the environment, they'd got with deposit bottles that can be used
over and over and over again. i studied abroad in the netherlands 10 years ago and they had
these cool m...
Posted in thread: Drier fermenting alternatives to Safeale-04 on 08-11-2015 at 04:55 AM
Windsor can definitely get fruity, but yeah, not real attenuative & not very
flocculant.although...I made a brown ale a while back with Windsor & added 1 lb honey @
flameout. my target fg was 1.013 & ...
Posted in thread: Drier fermenting alternatives to Safeale-04 on 08-11-2015 at 03:54 AM
What about using something like champagne yeast after the S-04 has finished? That way you get
the S-04 flavors with the attenuation of the champagne yeast at the end (like in a Barleywine).
Posted in thread: PicoBrew ZymaticŪ: Automatic, all grain brewing appliance on 08-11-2015 at 01:39 AM
has anyone had issues with 1.5 oz hop cages being limiting? is it 1.5 leaf or pellet?