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Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Exposed on 01-13-2013 at 02:33 PM
Great blog, very educational.
Posted in thread: Bottle washing: by hand or dishwasher? on 01-07-2012 at 11:34 AM
Agree those faucet mounted jet bottle washers dramatically speed up cleaning/rinsing of
bottles. Along with the Bottle Rinser (Sulfiter) thing for cleaning solutions/sanitizer. Both
of these gadgets m...
Posted in thread: How long do you store washed yeast? on 12-16-2011 at 02:26 AM
Had a 2+ year old bottle of washed Wyeast 1084 yeast from a friend with only about 1/8" white
yeast on the bottom of a clear Corona beer bottle. I had topped it up with distilled water,
capped it, and...
Posted in thread: Cooper's Dark Ale With DME on 12-07-2011 at 01:27 AM
Not Windsor but Wyeast 1968 at higher temps for more esters and dominates the kit flavor. Day 1
April 28, 2011 - Dark Ale kit + Mexican Cerveza kit to 24L OG=1.044, washed wyeast 1968 yeast.
Posted in thread: British Yeasts, Fermentation Temps and Profiles, CYBI, Other Thoughts... on 05-07-2011 at 12:33 PM
I've read that 1028 can be minerally and throws a lot of odd flavors early in the conditioning
period but I've heard some good things about it once you give it some time. I will certainly
try 1318 on ...
Posted in thread: Coriander in the Secondary (Crush or No Crush?) on 05-05-2011 at 01:28 PM
FYI there are two types of coriander seed:1) indian light green, football shaped, lemony taste
- better choice and used in brewing Hoegaarden from the Thirsty Traveler TV series.2) western
Posted in thread: Awakening aging yeast - longer shelf life? on 05-03-2011 at 09:43 PM
Last week used a 13 month old washed Wyeast 1968 successfully. For the first time used
home-made stir plate with a glass coffee pot, siphoned off 2L of wort and added the washed
yeast. 22 hrs later th...
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 04-20-2011 at 01:40 PM
Another option is to use only a 5V power supply/USB which reduced the fan speed enough to
vortex. Did not work with the full 12V molex computer power supply connection to fan molex(no
splicing) as tha...
Posted in thread: Coopers Ale Yeast on 04-18-2011 at 01:48 PM
Read some Coopers guys state a few commercial brewers use their ale yeast. Some home brewers
re-culture their commercial bottle ale yeast which is more estery than the dry ale yeast packs.
Saved this ...
Posted in thread: Show us your DIY stir plate! on 04-16-2011 at 11:16 PM
USB port's are 5V so using a USB cable cut off one end then spliced only the red and black
wires to a 80mm 2300rpm fan red/black wires and its working fine am getting a small vortex. No
luck with the ...