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Posted in thread: Lagering, temperature control, yeast activity. on 12-12-2014 at 01:09 AM
Ok. So roughly what temp would you set the fermenting chamber at when brewing ales or
lagers?With lagers I'm not as scared of starting too low, I mean I've started as low as 45F and
ramped up, but I g...
Posted in thread: Lagering, temperature control, yeast activity. on 12-11-2014 at 10:34 AM
This makes sense, but after the initial temp drop do you then affix the probe to the fermenter
or do you lager/brew by controlling the ambient temp?My chest freezer is pretty big, so what I
do is plac...
Posted in thread: Stainless Resteraunt Table for brew stand?? on 12-11-2014 at 02:50 AM
The only issue really is that they're tall. You might look at stainless equipment stands for
something more like 2' tall. That's what I use and it's the perfect hieght for me. I'm 6' and I
can look in...
Posted in thread: Stainless Resteraunt Table for brew stand?? on 12-11-2014 at 02:27 AM
So I was going to build one from wood, but I got to thinking about a stainless restaurant prep
table. Something like these I found on ebay: like a decent price, I could try to find some
used ones but...
Posted in thread: Lagering, temperature control, yeast activity. on 12-11-2014 at 02:18 AM
To me it sounds like it's a volume issue. Your 750mL bottle of water will cool down much
quicker than 19L of pilsener. When you strapped the probe to the beer, it probably sent your
cooling unit into ...
Posted in thread: Which of my brewing sins is the worst? on 12-11-2014 at 02:17 AM
Your biggest mistake was transferring to secondary PERIOD. I'm sure others will chime in as
well, but most of us just don't use a secondary at all, or only in rare cases. The Irish moss
is no big deal...
Posted in thread: Pitch then lower temp? on 12-02-2014 at 05:09 AM
The first method is appropriate, the second is not. Most flavor is produced during the first
couple days. So fermenting at a higher temp than you'd like to do the fermentation for the
first couple day...
Posted in thread: 15 gallon MT too big for 5 gallon batch? on 12-02-2014 at 05:05 AM
Bigger really is better, I know sometimes they say size doesn't matter, but....it kinda does
Posted in thread: Fast Lager on 12-02-2014 at 04:58 AM
By coincidence, here is an American lager I brewed 4 weeks ago with 2112239330Glad to find I'm
not the only person around here that enjoys brewing an American Lager from time to time. I too
Posted in thread: Mouse Vapor on 12-01-2014 at 07:05 PM
This AM, I heard a mouse rustling under the kitchen sink, opened the door, and he darted into
the trap. There was a sharp crack, and he was flung backward, and lay there twitching like he