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Posted in thread: Growing hops in my area on 02-25-2012 at 07:22 PM
Fascinating.Will they bind to a concrete wall. If I let them grow up, they can climb to my
upstairs neighbours without twine or a trelis.If the "growing tips" are hanging significantly
downward, it cr...
Posted in thread: Growing hops in my area on 02-21-2012 at 04:29 AM
I am up on a balcony on the 4th floor. Do hops like to grow downward? Up and over the balcony?
It will look like the hanging gardens of Babylon. (I will bribe the tenants below with homebrew
to keep t...
Posted in thread: Trying to cultivate Weihenstephaner Wiesbier yeast from the bottle. on 07-24-2011 at 10:50 PM
Was going to say, you could skip all the trouble and just buy white labs wlp300 or wyeast 3068.
They are both supposed to be Weihenstephaner's yeast strain. Unless you just want to have fun
trying to ...
Posted in thread: Trying to cultivate Weihenstephaner Wiesbier yeast from the bottle. on 07-24-2011 at 04:06 AM
I have been trying to cultivate the yeast from a bottle of Weihenstephaner wheat beer. One
bottle. I read somewhere that the bottling yeast might not be the same as the fermentation
yeast. Would that ...
Posted in thread: Short cut: Bottling after two weeks in primary. on 07-22-2011 at 11:35 PM
Update. I broke open a bottle and tasted -- this 5 days after bottling. The yeast did its job,
good carbonation. Tasted a little young. One more weeks should do it.So bottle after 2 weeks
and wait 1-1...
Posted in thread: Results of yeast washing -- is there enough? on 07-22-2011 at 11:31 PM
I added the photo. You can see the thin layer at the bottom. Is that enough for a starter? I
have 3 jars of them though.
Posted in thread: Results of yeast washing -- is there enough? on 07-22-2011 at 02:56 AM
Attached is a picture of one of three jars of yeast I cleaned. This is yeast is a the Safbrew
wheat beer yeast. I swirled the trub with cooled boiled water in the primary fermenter, but a
Posted in thread: Short cut: Bottling after two weeks in primary. on 07-18-2011 at 12:16 PM
As long as it's not some high abv brew like a dark strong, you'll be fine. What style did you
brew? I always package 3-4 days after hitting TG.A low gravity blonde Belgian. 5.1%
Posted in thread: Short cut: Bottling after two weeks in primary. on 07-18-2011 at 03:23 AM
Against standard practice I decided to try bottle right after final gravity is reached without
waiting for the beer in the primary to clear.The reason I did this is that I wanted a shorter
Posted in thread: Aerating your Wort on 07-08-2011 at 03:31 AM
Yes. It never sank back. It became the krausen until it blew out the blow off. With the
vigorous shaking I do now -- I always get blow off.I leave the the carboy open and rock and
roll in on a lacross...