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  • Posted in thread: Pitching rates on 10-21-2014 at 04:30 PM
    The difference comes down to optimal vs. adequate.Pitching one smack pack into 5 gallons of
    1.070 wort is a severe under-pitch, if your goal is to make the best beer possible. Correct
    cell counts and ...

  • Posted in thread: Lager came out flavorless on 10-21-2014 at 04:19 PM
    34-70 is a German yeast strain.The problem is all of that corn and rice, which is designed to
    reduce flavor in finished beer. Next time, try making an all-malt lager for better flavor.And
    if it tasted...

  • Posted in thread: Faster Lagering on 10-10-2014 at 04:25 PM
    I've used a variant of this method several times and it works extremely well. The keys are
    pitching a TON of healthy yeast, pure oxygen, and warming the beer up to 60F+ at the end of
    fermentation, but...

  • Posted in thread: Early Taste of Oktoberfest on 10-02-2014 at 04:29 PM
    How big were your starters? Lagers are quite unforgiving of poor yeast practices/underpitching.
    While some sulfur is normal, excessive amounts of H2S indicate stressed yeast.The off-flavors
    you're tas...

  • Posted in thread: Low Fermentation Temp for Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey on 09-26-2014 at 04:25 PM
    If you're going to ferment cool with a Belgian strain, a starter and pure O2 are almost
    mandatory. Otherwise, you risk a stuck fermentation.

  • Posted in thread: WLP 530 trouble...if you can call it that. on 09-22-2014 at 04:40 PM
    I don't seem to have problems if I continually ramp the temp up to about 78F over the course of
    7 days. I pitch at 64F, let it free rise to 72F and hold there through high krausen/blowoff.
    Once that s...

  • Posted in thread: Recommendations for 2-Stage Fermentation Control (Heating/Cooling) on 09-17-2014 at 05:02 PM
    go for the johnson controller A419 then - thats what you're looking forWell, not exactly. I
    have the Johnson A19 now...it only does cooling OR heating. It accepts only one device at a
    time.I want one ...

  • Posted in thread: Recommendations for 2-Stage Fermentation Control (Heating/Cooling) on 09-17-2014 at 04:35 PM
    Thanks for all of the replies.I'm not really looking for the cheapest solution, especially if I
    have buy other components and/or wire it myself to get it working. So the STC-1000 is not
    really a consi...

  • Posted in thread: Recommendations for 2-Stage Fermentation Control (Heating/Cooling) on 09-16-2014 at 12:00 PM
    I'm looking to plug a heating and cooling device into one controller that can flip between
    heating/cooling modes. Does the STC-1000 do that?

  • Posted in thread: Recommendations for 2-Stage Fermentation Control (Heating/Cooling) on 09-15-2014 at 04:31 PM
    I'm looking to upgrade my Johnson controller and want to add the capability to heat and cool
    from the same unit. Right now, I have choose between cooling in my chest freezer with the
    Johnson unit, and...

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