Last Activity:11-27-2010 7:28 AM
Posted in thread: Is it possible to change course here? on 03-09-2010 at 05:42 AM
I have a wash of 5.25 lbs. of white sugar dissolved in 2.5 gal. of water that has been
fermenting in a 5 gal. carboy for the last few days (using EC-1118 champagne yeast). My
original plans for the wa...
Posted in thread: Pitching yeast twice on 03-02-2010 at 03:03 PM
I have a beer that has been slow to show signs of fermentation. After 48 hours the first
bubbles are beginning to burp. Earlier, I purchased a second pack of yeast (Wyeast Activator),
thinking I may n...
Posted in thread: Re-pitching with different yeast on 03-01-2010 at 07:37 PM
I haven't yet taken a hydro reading. But that's good advice that I'll follow as well as
investigating why the yeast isn't doing well as it is. The temp is currently 70-72 (pitched at
70 with good aera...
Posted in thread: Re-pitching with different yeast on 03-01-2010 at 02:27 PM
My latest batch has yet to show signs of fermentation after 36 hours. This has me wondering: if
I decide to re-pitch the yeast, is it problematic to re-pitch with a different strain?
Specifically, I b...
Posted in thread: Calculating original gravity on 02-28-2010 at 12:54 AM
Thanks for the replies guys. They were just what I was looking for.
Posted in thread: Calculating original gravity on 02-27-2010 at 11:56 PM
I took a gravity reading before pitching the yeast of my latest batch and it read 1.097 -- way
to high. The fermenter was sealed and stored before I realized I took my reading before adding
Posted in thread: Prospects of my first batch on 11-25-2009 at 03:12 PM
Would sampling and tasting the brew before racking or bottling give an indication if any
off-flavors will be present in the final beer? I assume this is OK -- just beer without any
Posted in thread: Prospects of my first batch on 11-24-2009 at 11:11 PM
So I brewed up my first batch last night and a small amount of sanitizer from the airlock found
its way into the fermenter with the wort. The sanitizer was a solution of chlorine and water (1