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  • Posted in thread: Wyeast pack on 08-26-2014 at 04:24 AM
    This is how bad mine looked after 5 days in transit in August of 2013 - came right to life on
    the stir plate, and I've just now decided to call it quits for this smack pack's progeny after
    5 generatio...

  • Posted in thread: Last HomeBrewTalk Swag Giveaway for the Summer - Open to All! on 08-26-2014 at 04:17 AM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-26-2014 at 04:16 AM
    I'm in!

  • Posted in thread: 145 Gallon BIAB, yes 145 gallon! on 08-26-2014 at 04:03 AM
    I want to know - is this person a squeezer or a non-squeezer? If the former, you'd pretty much
    have to enlist help, and group-hug that thing.

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast arrived swollen on 08-19-2014 at 02:23 AM
    Visually they don't look too far gone. I've received smack packs in the mail that look way
    worse! Close to busting, but they fired right up when I made a starter. I know you said you
    want to brew one ...

  • Posted in thread: Smack pack looks like it's been smacked already on 06-20-2014 at 01:20 PM
    I'd be leery of using anything except DME and yeast nutrient for a starter. There won't be
    enough in the little inner sack in the smack pack, and those other sugars may not contain the
    necessary compo...

  • Posted in thread: Smack pack looks like it's been smacked already on 06-17-2014 at 04:54 PM
    Also may want to consider - I think US-05 is the same strain as 1056, but it's dry, easier to
    handle, and cheaper. I save my liquid yeast budget for weird strains. I got some Pac Man yeast
    like that f...

  • Posted in thread: Beer gas refills near Albany, NY? on 05-03-2014 at 01:21 AM
    Thanks! I called Oliver's and Carbonic and they said no as far as beer gas refills, but I'll
    give Westmere a go when I finally empty this thing. Sipping a nitro poured vanilla porter as I
    type :-)

  • Posted in thread: Beer gas refills near Albany, NY? on 05-02-2014 at 06:39 PM
    Ok so just in case anyone stumbles across this later via the Google machine or something, I
    ended up going with the tank exchange option at the Homebrew Emporium in Rensselaer, which is
    pretty close b...

  • Posted in thread: Gas Bubbles in Keg Lines on 04-29-2014 at 10:24 PM
    Are you serving at a pressure that is lower than the one you carbed at? That's the other
    situation I've encountered where this happens. I have pretty much the same setup you describe,
    but I insulated ...

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