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Posted in thread: Westmalle (Wyeast 3787/WLP530) Impressions on 03-12-2015 at 08:27 PM
I finally made a good dubbel with this yeast. It has great, complex esters. I think the trick
was pitching cool (~65F) and warming up (75F) at the end for a few days to let it finish to
Posted in thread: Motorized Grain Mills: Time to show them off! on 07-15-2014 at 04:41 AM
That's pretty weird. I have the same gear reducer and didn't have any issues. You should be
able to get Lovejoy coupler halves in almost any shaft diameter size from McMaster Carr.
Another option woul...
Posted in thread: Westmalle (Wyeast 3787/WLP530) Impressions on 06-07-2014 at 01:47 AM
I always found racking really slows down fermentation. My first "big ticket" equipment purchase
a few years back was a conical fermenter. It's awesome and totally worth the money. No more
racking to s...
Posted in thread: Westmalle (Wyeast 3787/WLP530) Impressions on 06-04-2014 at 12:51 AM
Great thread!! I mostly use WLP500 (and mostly make tripels) which ferments quickly, but
flocculation is poor and supposedly doesn't have as complex flavors as WLP530 and WLP540. I've
used WLP530 on a...
Posted in thread: DIY motorized grain mill motor question on 03-13-2014 at 01:39 AM
Great approach for your build. Using a gear reducer is the way to go. Belt and sheaves makes
the cart more complicated and is just dangerous. I've had mixed results with the Barley
Crusher. My idle ro...
Posted in thread: Question about biulding a thermowell? on 03-02-2014 at 05:38 PM
I'd caution against thermal paste. I tried that and it made such a seal around the thermocouple
probe that I couldn't push it into the thermowell because the air in the thermowell couldn't
come out (t...
Posted in thread: Direct Drive Grain Mill on 02-15-2014 at 05:07 PM
Nice build. I really like the cover. I may have to build one. For those who like this build, I
did a similar one and posted details on parts: Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
Posted in thread: Inline Oxygen Configuration on 01-25-2014 at 08:17 AM
Besides wasting oxygen, is there a down side to over oxygenating?
Posted in thread: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Oxygenation on 12-27-2013 at 05:18 PM
I forget if it was mentioned earlier (I remember seeing a pic someone posted), but what flow
meter have you guys found to be useful to work with your airstone O2 systems? I received a
fermentap O2 sys...
Posted in thread: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Oxygenation on 12-27-2013 at 05:10 PM
So, if I want to go this route, what "size" of aquarium pump are you using and how long do youe
aerate to get 8 ppm??An aquarium pump will take about 5 minutes. Here's a comparison of methods
such as ...