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Posted in thread: Repitch on cake 1st on 07-25-2016 at 02:36 PM
I pour out 2 quart jars of the yeast/trub. Dump the rest and rinse the fermenter out (or just
dump it; or dump it, rinse, sanitize - it all depends on how picky you are). Put a pint of
slurry back in ...
Posted in thread: Homegrown hops no smell? on 07-25-2016 at 12:50 PM
Well, I took a gravity reading yesterday and I'm happy to report that there was a nice, mild
hop aroma and the beer tasted good. So, at this point at least - I'm confident the batch will
turn out pret...
Posted in thread: Repitch on cake 1st on 07-24-2016 at 07:27 PM
Well, whatever - I guess I'll give it a try. This is the ideal situation to do so - pouring a
higher gravity and hoppier wort onto a yeast cake (IPA getting dumped onto lower gravity APA).
Posted in thread: Repitch on cake 1st on 07-22-2016 at 11:30 AM
I made a pale ale with cascade and centennial about a week ago that had an OG of 1.052. In
another week or two I was thinking of trying this kit from AIH: have harvested and washed
yeast plenty of t...
Posted in thread: 1st BIAB completed on 07-21-2016 at 06:57 PM
Don't know - I go pretty "ghetto" with my BIAB setup, but it's cheap, fairly quick and I
produce beers I am happy to produce and share, so at this point, I am not seeking any more
Posted in thread: Swap Danstar Nottingham Ale for S-04 in Milk stout on 07-20-2016 at 04:25 PM
I have use Nottingham a few times. It has produce beers as good as with any other yeast I have
used. I ferment most all my ales in the mid sixties so that is not a problem for me. In fact
the first be...
Posted in thread: Swap Danstar Nottingham Ale for S-04 in Milk stout on 07-20-2016 at 10:41 AM
Never used Notty in a stout. Only used Notty twice and when I used it - even when fermenting
low - I did not like the beers. I will never use Notty again. I've done that kit several times
and have use...
Posted in thread: 1st BIAB completed on 07-20-2016 at 10:38 AM
OK, that's cool. Do the 30 minute mash, boil the wort, then wait around drinking with the
buddies while you do a no-chill cooling. It's likely to take 30 hours or more to cool so that
leaves plenty of...
Posted in thread: What's the oldest yeast you've used? on 07-19-2016 at 11:10 AM
Personally, I get a little nervous about yeast more than 3-4 months old. I know people have
built up starters with yeast at least 6, if not 12 or more months old. But, given the time/DME
you have to p...
Posted in thread: Do you need to pbw your pre-boil equip? on 07-19-2016 at 11:08 AM
I actually cleaned my brew kettle for the first time in probably 15 batches yesterday with some
Oxy Clean. I normally just hose it out with a green scrubby once the yeast is pitched, but I