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Posted in thread: Brew Infuser Killed A Good Batch on 03-14-2013 at 10:51 PM
I bought a "stainless steel" brew infuser from a well known online HBS. Turns out the small
chain attached to it is anything but stainless. It rusted on second use for dry hopping. In the
beer it went...
Posted in thread: What are the techniques for adding hops? on 01-26-2013 at 12:07 AM
Nylon bags for me - last forever (4 years so far). One for grains, one for hops and Irish moss.
Stainless infuser for dry hopping.
Posted in thread: Can Yeast Last Forever? on 01-25-2013 at 11:20 PM
Clarification. When pitching on the yeast cake, my personal max is twice in a row (three total
batches). I don't get too excited about under or over pitching. You can drive yourself insane
trying to m...
Posted in thread: Can Yeast Last Forever? on 01-24-2013 at 06:44 PM
This is a great discussion. I've wondered why we throw a ton of yeast down the drain and then
spend $7 per batch on new yeast. It would be great if someone wrote up a clear step-by-step on
Posted in thread: Can Yeast Last Forever? on 01-22-2013 at 05:06 PM
Mutation will occur over time. But that is not necessarily a bad thing - you could end up with
something good (or bad) - a unique house style - that will reflect what you have done to it.
Quite an exc...
Posted in thread: More Hop/Bitterness Please on 01-21-2013 at 10:07 PM
I think your on the right path with your next batch. The only time I use hop bags now are for
dry hopping, I'll also toss some marbles in the bag to kind of weigh them down.Boil volume will
Posted in thread: House Yeast Strains on 01-21-2013 at 09:54 PM
Another thought. Since you can get WLP002, 005 and 007 at anytime, a good one to pick up for
harvesting and keeping is WLP006 Bedford. It is only available July/August, so keeping some
back allows you...
Posted in thread: House Yeast Strains on 01-21-2013 at 09:44 PM
I mostly use WLP002 but have some 005 what are the major differences?From the makers
themselves:WLP002 English Ale Yeast A classic ESB strain from one of England's largest
independent breweries. This ...
Posted in thread: House Yeast Strains on 01-20-2013 at 08:17 PM
For Britsh ale styles WLP002, WLP007 and especially WLP005 are hard to beat. Plus they are easy
to recover and keep. I just brought nearly two year old 002 and 005 back to life with great
effect. I th...
Posted in thread: IPA help for a newbie on 01-18-2013 at 10:35 PM
I have not used Amarillo, but grow Chinook and use it routinely. Unless I offset its Pine-O-Sol
floor cleaner tendencies with a lot of caramel type steeped malts, I will not use more than 1oz