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  • Posted in thread: Concerns about over pitching on 07-08-2014 at 02:02 AM
    I assume you're using Jamil's stir plate formula on Yeastcalc to come up with the 130B cell
    count (that's the only way I could get to the 130B cells you cited). From what I understand,
    Jamil's formula...

  • Posted in thread: Concerns about over pitching on 07-08-2014 at 01:22 AM
    I'm brewing this weekend and plan to use a 25ml slurry in a starter. (I do 2.25 gal batches so
    I often do not get much yeast slurry) My target is 1.056 in 2.25 gallons with a slurry (week
    old WLP001) ...

  • Posted in thread: Beer is sweet on 07-05-2014 at 09:42 PM
    I'm always a hydrometer guy when it comes to FG. Just don't trust the hydrometer (except for
    pre fermentation of course). When in doubt, go another 5-7 days in primary. Yeast Autolysis
    isn't going to ...

  • Posted in thread: FastRack - FastFerment Giveaway - Open to all! on 07-05-2014 at 03:07 AM
    Love fast rack... I want one. :)

  • Posted in thread: D-Rest After Lagering? on 07-05-2014 at 03:04 AM
    The time to do a D-rest is when you're almost at the end of primary fermentation, while it's
    still on the yeast cake. Raise it up to ale ferm temps and let it go for a couple of days
    before cold condi...

  • Posted in thread: Stir plate problems on 07-05-2014 at 02:57 AM
    If you take 2 pairs of pliers and grab on to the metal at both ends, then bend the metal away
    from the magnet... it will pop right off. This is the first thing to do. The stir bar is
    magnetic too and ...

  • Posted in thread: Carb Tabs didn't work - What to do? on 07-05-2014 at 02:42 AM
    The prime dose capsules will certainly take the guess work out of it. It's a bit overkill for a
    stout, but they contain both priming sugar and yeast for refermentation. This is best used for
    aged beer...

  • Posted in thread: Beer is sweet on 07-04-2014 at 03:15 PM
    interesting. I you used WLP007, it's a higher attenuating English yeast so shouldn't be an over
    abundance of sweetness... Especially with the Honey, it's pretty much 100% fermentable and
    should have d...

  • Posted in thread: Does this look like pellicle or just CO2 off-gassing on 07-04-2014 at 03:07 PM
    This is a cream ale @ 2 weeks with WLP001. My thought is just CO2, I haven't heard of a
    pellicle forming in 2 weeks and it doesn't have that tell tale powdery appearance but hey, I've
    never seen one f...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bottles on 07-01-2014 at 11:22 PM
    I have friends at work, Bringing me a steady supply. :)One thought, if you ever plan to enter
    any brewing competitions, best not to get any bottles with raised letters. Some comps are OK
    with these, b...