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Posted in thread: Super Simple 15G Plastic Conical on 12-02-2013 at 06:47 AM
I've been sitting on this conical for several months now and have yet to order the remaining
parts to assemble it. Was waiting to find a standup fridge/freezer and finally got it a couple
weeks back. ...
Posted in thread: keggle v. heavy duty kettle for BK on 11-14-2013 at 12:38 PM
Cutting the top off a keg, and adding a stainless ball valve, false bottom, dip tube, sight
glass, and blichmann thermometer was so much easier than I expected.This may sound incredibly
Posted in thread: Why Not to Pitch On Your Yeast Cake on 09-23-2013 at 05:51 PM
I do quite a bit of plating myself, and I'm not sure you can say all of the small colonies are
more then likely petite mutants. There may be some in there, but just as I see on this plate,
when I plat...
Posted in thread: Why Not to Pitch On Your Yeast Cake on 09-23-2013 at 05:43 PM
Bob, you should try reading the last few posts of that thread I linked you to . You'll see that
there most certainly is science to back up the conclusions of the beneficial purposes of yeast
Posted in thread: Why Not to Pitch On Your Yeast Cake on 09-23-2013 at 04:53 AM
There are most definitely benefits to rinsing/washing yeast....
Posted in thread: Saving yeast on 09-23-2013 at 04:44 AM
Rinsing/Washing Yeast===PROS: - Long-term yeast viability, particularly past one month or so.-
Ability to remove ALL prior beer flavors, trub, dead yeast from the prior recipe [particularly
Posted in thread: Saving yeast on 09-23-2013 at 04:37 AM
The alcohol is also keeping bacteria and mold at bay. Decreased viability is better than an
infected culture. Yeast cells are going to lose viability no matter what one does under home
Posted in thread: Saving yeast on 09-22-2013 at 06:52 PM
It had a big blob of mold or bacteria in it. It had been mixed from a powdered capsule and a
freshly opened bottle of distilled water in a new specimen bottle and kept covered when a
sample wasn't bei...
Posted in thread: Saving yeast on 09-22-2013 at 06:46 PM
See post 70 of saved yeast with pure water = 86% viabilityDay 70 of saved yeast with 5% ABV =
44% viabilityDay 70 of saved yeast with 6% ABV = 28% viabilityDay 70 of saved yeast with 7% ABV
= 15% vi...
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated -- REVISITED!! on 09-22-2013 at 02:35 AM
I've been trying to find out when the preferred time to pitch the top liquid (beer) after the
yeast has been refrigerated.EarlyAmateurZymurgist has suggested that you don't want what's in
that liquid ...