Last Activity:02-05-2016 4:09 PM
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Posted in thread: need a bigger boil kettle - keg vs. new pot? on 01-21-2016 at 11:11 PM
It really boils down to batch size and boil times. Sorry for the pun!! I couldn't resist. No
down side to a keggle at all, other than the work involved in making it. The only thing I can
say is. You h...
Posted in thread: need a bigger boil kettle - keg vs. new pot? on 01-20-2016 at 06:08 PM
I need to upsize from my 8 gallon brew pot/boil kettle to at least 10 gallons. I see all the
treads about keggles, which I think I could do the keg conversion for, but what can I expect to
pay for a u...
Posted in thread: headspace in fermenter question on 01-12-2016 at 02:18 PM
Wow! That was an awesome response, thanks. Very enlightening. Since I don't know how to do the
math about continuous dilution, how does a 6.5 gal. fermenter with 5 gal in it compare to the
number you ...
Posted in thread: Dilemna about yeast growth in starter on 01-11-2016 at 06:25 PM
I'll try that argument with SWMBO.
Posted in thread: Dilemna about yeast growth in starter on 01-11-2016 at 05:40 PM
Thanks, that helps a lot. Somehow I know I would have to buy that 2L E-flask...
Posted in thread: headspace in fermenter question on 01-11-2016 at 05:31 PM
I have a stainless steel vessel that I use as a fermenter. It started life as a small process
vessel for pancake batter but I re-purposed it because it has a shallow conical bottom. The
thing is, it c...
Posted in thread: Dilemna about yeast growth in starter on 01-11-2016 at 05:16 PM
Can somebody explain this to me? I get the idea of stepping up a starter but here is my dilemma
- I used 800 ml of starter wort for a vial of WLP-004. (My plan was to crash it and use the
Posted in thread: Immersion heater in wort? on 01-05-2016 at 06:06 PM
Thanks. I figured that's how the electric kettles must operate.
Posted in thread: Immersion heater in wort? on 01-05-2016 at 05:52 PM
Is there any reason I can't use my immersion heater, which I use to heat my hot liquor, in my
wort to help it get up to boiling faster? Will it scorch the wort or something?
Posted in thread: Did I get enough growth in my starter? on 01-04-2016 at 05:28 PM
I am kind of new to yeast propagation and am unsure if my starters are growing as they should.
I have a stir plate but I can't seem to be able to tell by looking at my flask if the yeast are