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Posted in thread: Ready to bottle? on 01-24-2009 at 04:53 AM
Leave it in the secondary as long as you can stand it. You'll get better beer.
Posted in thread: Wife vs Fermentation - She always wins. on 01-22-2009 at 05:40 AM
Ummm, brew a lager?
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter pitching question on 01-22-2009 at 05:37 AM
You would want to reactivate it the night before by adding sterilized wort.
Posted in thread: Servomyces vs. Wyeast Nutrient vs. Generic on 01-22-2009 at 05:36 AM
Bulk DAP is something like $300 a ton. Bulk urea about the same. The money they charge for
"yeast nutrient" packages is highway robbery.Permit me to be skeptical of the claims for high
buck nutrient p...
Posted in thread: Need suggestions! on 01-22-2009 at 05:33 AM
Small batches are more problematic because of the loss when racking and testing and the greater
potential for contamination.I've made mead cold using campden tablets, honey, yeast, and water.
Posted in thread: Hop Garden pics on 01-22-2009 at 05:31 AM
Sorry, no pics, and the vines aren't too photogenic this time of year.I have them growing up
the side of an outbuilding. The vines reach 10' in height most years, growing up a metal grid.
They are dar...
Posted in thread: Need a procedure recommendation. Long primary vs secondary on 01-22-2009 at 05:29 AM
I have never had the experience of getting beer of adequate clarity without using a secondary.
Others have done better.You should not get enough sediment on the secondary for positioning of
Posted in thread: Primary fermentation question on 01-22-2009 at 05:25 AM
High IG beers can take forever. I had some mead that took more than two months once.
Posted in thread: Smart Mixing Valve based HERMS? on 01-22-2009 at 05:23 AM
Find out whether it's a two wire thermistor or a three wire sensor with a builtin amp. If it's
just a thermistor you can put an ohmmeter across it and vary the temperature and see what you
get. Then i...
Posted in thread: Help with Indoor NG setup on 01-22-2009 at 05:18 AM
You do have to be careful with gas because you can in fact blow yourself up. That said, it
isn't that hard to do right, albeit something you want to do early in the day before you have a