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  • Posted in thread: Transferring carbonated beer from keg to bottle. on 11-09-2013 at 01:56 AM
    Although I've never used the technique he describes, my first inclination is the same as you
    mentioned at the end of your post: how would the CO2 escape? If the seal on a bottle cap holds
    the carbonat...

  • Posted in thread: New to kegging on 07-21-2013 at 03:23 AM
    Can I prime my batch and transfer into keg and let sit without the use of c02? I currently have
    a keg but no regulator or c02 tank yet. They are ordered just not here yet.Absolutely! It is
    generally s...

  • 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
    (~12 degrees...

  • 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
    exact pitch...

  • 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...