Last Activity:06-25-2013 1:28 AM
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Posted in thread: White Labs vial explosions on 06-25-2013 at 01:28 AM
Yay! It's not just me! I always do a starter because, even with ice packs, my yeast arrives
hot. 20 years in the military gave me this bad habit of following directions, so I've been
taking the yeast ...
Posted in thread: First wort hopping appropriate for porter on 06-10-2013 at 08:58 PM
I'll be starting a porter later this week (hopefully Thursday). I just read something about
first wort hopping, which naturally sounds like a great match for something like an IPA. Would
this be an ap...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter holding time on 06-09-2013 at 03:55 AM
Thanks! I live in a really hot area, so I was worried about yeast viability (the pack was HOT
when I received it), which is why I did the starter in this case. Now that they're all happy I
don't want ...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter holding time on 06-09-2013 at 03:47 AM
Ok, so I'm brewing an extract porter with specialty grains. The last kit I brewed (a java
stout) had great taste but a very thin body. So, I figured I'd add some maltodextrin to the
porter. Anyway, to...