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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 01:07 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 01-26-2013 at 12:20 AM
    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 07:44 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
    salvaging y...

  • Posted in thread: Can Yeast Last Forever? on 01-22-2013 at 06:06 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 11:07 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
    effect you...

  • Posted in thread: House Yeast Strains on 01-21-2013 at 10:54 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 10:44 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 09:17 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 11:35 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
    (28g) fo...