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Posted in thread: I was scolded at LHBS today when I told em I don't usually use a secondary on 03-25-2012 at 10:58 PM
How about this - dry hop in your primary as soon as fermentation slows. Proper yeast
pitch/health, temp control and the right hop addition can produce a amazing grain to glass dry
hopped ale in < 3 we...
Posted in thread: Stuck Tripel with WLP550 on 11-29-2011 at 03:39 AM
So I finally bottled this. It dropped another point to 1.014 over the last two weeks. Seemed
pretty normal after all the fuss - no particularly odd favors, although I can't help but think
Posted in thread: Experiences with WLP550 on 11-13-2011 at 10:58 PM
Simple is better (and easy). Keep the temp stable - 66 to 70 is pretty common. Don't worry
about ramping it up. Give it a full 3 weeks and then bottle/keg. You wont be second guessing it
by then. And ...
Posted in thread: Stuck Tripel with WLP550 on 11-13-2011 at 10:37 PM
Everything has stopped and the surface is clear. Gravity is now 1.015 - not quite the 1.012 of
the small batch, but I will take it. 81% attunuation from a stuck batch is ok. Nothing odd
about the tast...
Posted in thread: Washing WLP007 on 11-09-2011 at 10:00 PM
Yeah I reallyed liked the results, just not sure how best to handle it from here. This last
batch had to be the clearest primary I have ever had. And that was in 10 days.
Posted in thread: Stuck Tripel with WLP550 on 11-09-2011 at 08:21 PM
Looks like it ramped up and is coming back down. I'll get a gravity reading in a few more days.
Curious to see what the 75f temp did to the last third of fermentation. Smells like squashed
bananas in ...
Posted in thread: Washing WLP007 on 11-09-2011 at 08:15 PM
For those of you who have harvested WLP 007, did you find that the healthy white yeast settled
out before all of the crud? I've seen references to it being difficult to separate; mine
separated great ...
Posted in thread: Stuck Tripel with WLP550 on 11-06-2011 at 12:45 PM
The gravity only changed from 1.036 to 1.035 so I took the lazy route - dumped the whole gallon
batch into the BB and left the temp at 75F. It does appear to be going again.
Posted in thread: Stuck Tripel with WLP550 on 11-03-2011 at 12:42 AM
Thanks for the input, everyone. The yeast in that gallon batch seems to be my best bet. I'm
going to give the agitaiton/warmer temps a few more days and take another gravity reading
Posted in thread: Stuck Tripel with WLP550 on 11-02-2011 at 10:38 PM
Yeah, I could just swirl it up the gallon and dump 2qts into the fermenter. Or would it be
worth washing and adding to a bit of starter wort for a few hours first?