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  • Posted in thread: Yeast starters and viabilities on 04-30-2016 at 12:08 AM
    Take a look at this starter/pitch rate calculator. Might help you out. Starter worts are
    typically 1.037 to 1.040 to achieve a good growth rate.

  • Posted in thread: Extract beer keeps getting sweet. WHY? on 04-29-2016 at 11:44 PM
    Your yeast and fermentation temperature may be a problem. The amount and type of yeast pitched
    combined with unstable fermentation temperatures can cause problems like yours.Tracking the
    specific grav...

  • Posted in thread: flying trub in yeast starter on 04-29-2016 at 04:57 PM
    Was the yeast in the starter a moderate to highly flocculant yeast? If it was you most likely
    were seeing chunks of yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter idea on 04-27-2016 at 06:16 AM
    Here is a pitch rate/starter calculator with the overbuild option if you prefer viewing your
    numbers on screen. calculator also has a good viability estimator for stored yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Saving Hydrated Dry Yeast for Smaller Batches? on 04-26-2016 at 09:24 PM
    Moisture is what degrades dry yeast over time. You could vacuum seal and refrigerate. You can
    also convert the dry yeast to liquid yeast by making a starter. Rehydrate the yeast before
    adding it to th...

  • Posted in thread: Fire Marshall encounter on 04-26-2016 at 09:15 PM
    351953Just met the local fire Marshall... Nice enough guy... Took a photo from his truck...
    Asked me about the wood brew stand. I told him i have a porcelain tile under the burner....He
    took my phone ...

  • Posted in thread: Irish stout kit on 04-23-2016 at 04:55 PM
    Ok will do. So don't worry abt steeping for 60 min instead of 30? to worry about with the
    extra time as long as it was steeping temperature and not boiling temperature.

  • Posted in thread: Selling Liquid Yeast on 04-22-2016 at 05:51 PM
    Seems like the problem is with the distributor you are buying from. Can you purchase directly
    from the producer for your supplies?

  • Posted in thread: Irish stout kit on 04-21-2016 at 11:13 PM
    Hmm. Ok. I'll take your advice and leave it in for another week. I find the beer a bit light.
    Lighter than Guinness profile. I wonder if the 3rd week helps with this. ??What do you mean by
    light? If i...

  • Posted in thread: Irish stout kit on 04-21-2016 at 06:39 PM
    So should I be racking this beer to a secondary?? Didn't say as much on instructionsQuite often
    the instructions included with kits contain practices which have become outdated. Racking to a
    secondary...

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