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Posted in thread: Do I have enough yeast? on 06-03-2015 at 06:36 AM
Well, it stopped bubbling after some hours. :mad: Possible causes:- I crashed the yeast: I put
the fermenter in a water bath (after fermentation started), since ambient temps were going to
be 86F outs...
Posted in thread: Chances of infection... on 06-03-2015 at 06:19 AM
...are much lower once active fermentation has begun, right?I heard my SS brew bucket fermenter
hissing around the seals (due to blocked blow-off tube) so I tried to fix it.Managed to push
the bung (t...
Posted in thread: Confession Time on 05-31-2015 at 10:43 PM
Is home-brewing illegal for minors in the US? That is sensible. Not only can minors home brew
beer here, they could (theoretically) legally distill spirits. Ahh good ol NZ.
Posted in thread: Do I have enough yeast? on 05-31-2015 at 07:53 AM
Playing with the calculators, it looks as though 1L of 1.040 starter will yield roughly 140
billion cells plus whatever cells were already there on a stirplate. So you should be
Posted in thread: Do I have enough yeast? on 05-31-2015 at 07:39 AM
I agree with you. My question is then: how does one calculate the final cell count from the
amount of fermentable matter?There are calculators for starters, but they need the "Initial
Cell Count" as i...
Posted in thread: Do I have enough yeast? on 05-31-2015 at 12:02 AM
Assuming the starter ferments to completion, the final cell count is mostly dependant on the
amount of fermentable matter. The initial cell count is not a huge factor.
Posted in thread: English IPA - Fuggles and/or EKG? on 05-30-2015 at 09:53 AM
Well I've bought the ingredients - brewing on Monday. It's gonna be a Marris Otter & EKG Smash.
300g (10.5oz) of EKG in total.
Posted in thread: Adding coffee to coffee stout - preferred method on 05-28-2015 at 08:00 PM
Posting back to let you know I had fantastic results with the cold steep method. I used approx
1200ml of bottled water with 250g of beans I ground coarsely. Soaked for 3 days agitating
Posted in thread: English IPA - Fuggles and/or EKG? on 05-28-2015 at 09:10 AM
Brewing an English IPA this weekend - mostly Marris Otter w/ a tiny bit of medium crystal.
WYeast 1968.Do you reckon I should use both Fuggles and EKG and if so, what ratio, for
Posted in thread: Using wort from my brews for future starters on 05-27-2015 at 07:51 AM
Also - I don't make extra wort. Instead, after having done my normal batch sparge, I heat up
another 1-2L of water and add it to my mash tun. I leave that to drain for a while, tilting the
mash tun to...