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  • Posted in thread: Broken Gear on 08-13-2013 at 01:53 PM
    Update:Took all your advice, threw in the towel for a couple days, started fresh, and last
    night put out 15 gal of beautiful amber....and without breaking a thing!!Thanks!!

  • Posted in thread: Broken Gear on 08-11-2013 at 12:39 AM
    I decided this week to clean and organize my garage brewery:Day 1: Broken glass CarboyDay 1
    (evening): Smashed end of my RV type water inlet hoseDay 2: Pulled chord end out of Temp
    controller (by tugg...

  • Posted in thread: Iodine Starch test on 08-25-2012 at 12:44 PM
    Thanks for the input. I did fine with the Walgreens bottle, but found it just as easy and much
    cheaper to use Iodophor which I already had for sanitation. both worked good-

  • Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning lagers on 04-03-2012 at 06:29 PM
    But you recommend dry over using the washed liquid? and if so, I see you recommended dry that for carbing at room temp? Why not use dry lager yeast? --Just wondering, since I
    will take the ad...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning lagers on 04-03-2012 at 05:21 PM
    As far as Priming yeast, the LHBS suggested dry Champagne yeast instead of risk using the
    potentially cont. or non- viable yeast I had pulled of my conical and washed ( stored in
    fridge).I have two Pi...

  • Posted in thread: yeast starters as generations on 03-27-2012 at 03:51 AM
    Yes, I use a stir plate on one of the flasks, and use an O2 stone for the others if needed.
    This is the first time I have made anything using multiple flasks, and I only have one stir
    plate. ( visuall...

  • Posted in thread: yeast starters as generations on 03-26-2012 at 05:40 AM
    LOL!! I love the pic!Yes, that was going to be my response, but a pic says more than words. I
    don't have a 6L Erlenmeyer. I do have 3 2000ml ones however. I was using a formula from the
    book Yeast to ...

  • Posted in thread: yeast starters as generations on 03-25-2012 at 10:12 PM
    If I am using one WLP vial to build up to a 6000 ml starter for my lager, do I count each
    "build up" as a generation in the same way I would after using in the actual beer?If so, should
    I still consid...

  • Posted in thread: Lager in primary, seconday or keg? on 03-22-2012 at 08:45 PM
    What is the technique for transferring the lager (when done) from one keg to the next without
    carrying the sediment with it? If you draw the first pint off with sediment, isn't the rest
    going to be cl...

  • Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest and lagering in kegs on 03-22-2012 at 08:20 PM
    I am in the same boat. almost exactly, lol! now i want my ferm fridge for another batch and put
    my two kegs in a small freezer for lagering. When I rack to the kegs to lager, what amount of
    CO2 do i p...

The bottle was dusty, but the liquor was clean~