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  • Posted in thread: poor attenuation with S04 on 12-22-2014 at 02:18 PM
    If you overshot your mash temp by a few degrees and your grainbill had a lot of unfermentables
    (crystal, roasted malts), that type of attenuation wold be expected for S-04.

  • Posted in thread: WLP830 & WLP840 D-Rest? Lagering? on 12-22-2014 at 02:06 PM
    I know that introducing oxygen at this stage would not be orthodox, but can it be done safely
    without contamination and increased diacetyl? I have pure O2 and plan a d-rest......If you do
    that, you'll...

  • Posted in thread: WLP830 & WLP840 D-Rest? Lagering? on 12-22-2014 at 03:23 AM
    Pitching an expired tube of yeast into a highly alcoholic environment devoid of oxygen is a
    waste of time and money. The 2L starter would only have a prayer if it was very healthy and
    pitched at the p...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3068 at 78f, low OG on 12-21-2014 at 03:55 PM
    You really need a real mill if you're going to go all grain...a rolling pin certainly won't cut
    it. That is undoubtedly the reason for your low efficiency.78F is also way too warm to be
    fermenting at ...

  • Posted in thread: The Temp At Which We Pitch | exBEERiment Results! on 12-16-2014 at 04:10 PM
    This is a nice experiment/write-up, but I would really hold off on drawing any strong
    conclusions from it. It is essentially one data point.Yeast strain, pitch rate, O2 levels all
    play a roles to diff...

  • Posted in thread: WLP830 & WLP840 D-Rest? Lagering? on 12-09-2014 at 05:20 PM
    ...I overshot the estimated OG of 1.093 by .005. 10 gallons of 1.098 lager? I hope you made
    massive stir plate starters for each strain. That is a tough fermentation. You absolutely want
    a D-rest if y...

  • Posted in thread: The "Inline Mash" technique described in detail on 12-02-2014 at 05:09 PM
    It's not a race. Relax and enjoy the hobby.

  • Posted in thread: Do any of you All Grain Brewers ever Brew Extract??? on 11-20-2014 at 01:50 PM
    I never understood those who want to race to the brew day finish line by cutting corners with
    dubious methods like "no chill". Half the fun of the hobby is taking time and enjoying the
    craft aspect of...

  • Posted in thread: Lager no activity on 11-18-2014 at 05:24 PM
    8 tubes of yeast for one batch? That's one expensive beer.

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation on big lager on 11-11-2014 at 05:28 PM
    Sounds like 10gal of this would need one helluva starter. What did you do in that regard?


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