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Posted in thread: Conditioning beer in keg on 08-09-2012 at 05:35 PM
A keg is just another vessel -- you can absolutely allow your beer to continue bulk aging
inside of one. When I do that, I do connect CO2 and purge the headspace a time or two. I
generally do this bef...
Posted in thread: Temps after fermentation on 07-25-2012 at 07:30 PM
A one-month primary shouldn't alter the flavor of your finished product, but I would rack it
off the yeast as soon as you were home. As far as temperature, could you just leave it in the
same spot for...
Posted in thread: Where do you fill your CO2 in NW Indiana? on 07-25-2012 at 12:30 AM
Just to echo the first recommendation, Grant Hagberg Co. fills my 20# tank for about $9. Have
to drop it off and pick up later, though; they don't fill tanks every day. They also like
homebrew a great...
Posted in thread: Help me make my first starter! on 07-17-2012 at 03:54 AM
Although certain styles might want deviation from this, standard ale pitching rate (750,000
cells x ___ mL x ___ degrees Plato of your wort) suggests that 5gal (19,000-20,000 mL) at 1.050
Posted in thread: Help me make my first starter! on 07-14-2012 at 06:01 PM
I wondered if the Propagator was still around... My first time using liquid yeast, that was all
I pitched into 5gal. Memories of that beer intentionally hazy.
Posted in thread: Help me make my first starter! on 07-14-2012 at 05:45 PM
Your concerns are wise, under-pitching will help give you the effect you're looking for, but
it's tough to over-pitch as a homebrewer. You COULD just pitch the smack-pack, there's a fair
bit of yeast ...
Posted in thread: Help me make my first starter! on 07-14-2012 at 05:24 PM
Mmm, I have 3068 spinning on a plate right now! So tasty!Anyways, my answers are pulled from my
dusty memories of the Yeast book by Zainasheff/White. First, use the calc at to figure out
Posted in thread: Vanilla beans on 06-26-2012 at 01:33 AM
Randy Mosher suggests in Radical Brewing that quality of vodka is irrelevant for making
extracts, that the extra dollars will only make you feel better about your choice. I've only
done it once with S...
Posted in thread: Too much pressure and kruesen for air lock on 06-23-2012 at 07:41 PM
Do you have a 3-piece airlock with the bell? If you remove the cap and bell, a piece of
sanitized 1/2" tubing will fit nicely on the stem of the airlock. Run that tube into a jar full
of sanitizer, an...
Posted in thread: Looking for a welder in NW Indiana or South of Chicago on 06-22-2012 at 01:20 AM
I'm in the same area, and the "one guy I know who welds" doesn't seem too interested in my
business. When I can afford the equipment to get started, I think I'm just going to learn to do
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