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Posted in thread: WLP500 Yeast Starter -- Extremely Slow Start or Is This Normal?? on 08-25-2014 at 10:33 AM
Did you happen to notice the date on the yeast package? If the yeast is 2+ months old, it might
take a while to get rolling. I've had plenty of slow take-offs and they always end up fine.
Posted in thread: Not Carbonating on 08-25-2014 at 10:31 AM
Chickypad, Good idea but I appear to be within the limits.I used Wyeast, Belgian Witbier, 3944.
My ABV is just over 9%. Here is the information on the yeast on their web site.Temperature
Posted in thread: What are you doing with your unused priming sugar? on 08-25-2014 at 10:23 AM
I just did the grape juice experiment and let me tell you it is GREAT. It was mainly for the
wife....to get her involved. She is loving it very much. I made her decide on how much sugar to
Posted in thread: What are you doing with your unused priming sugar? on 08-25-2014 at 12:52 AM
Go to the grocery store and buy 5 jugs of either apple juice or grape juice. Pour your choice
into a bucket, add 5 of your sugar packets, two packs of (yes) bakers yeast and stick an air
lock on it. I...
Posted in thread: Not Carbonating on 08-25-2014 at 12:47 AM
I brewed a Belgium Triple recently and split the batch (2 x 2.5 gallons), one with Trappist
yeast and one with Witbier to experiment with the yeast. I bottled both batches and equaly
split the priming...
Posted in thread: Grain crusher on 08-24-2014 at 01:06 PM
I got my own crusher mainly since I wanted to be able to control the crush and keep
consistency. You can also adjust if needed if you are doing BIAB vs. batch sparging, etc.
However, make sure you get...
Posted in thread: Final gravity always 1.010 on 08-24-2014 at 12:21 PM
Sounds strange since each will have unique gravity with different yeast attenuation. Therefore,
a consistent 1.010 FG doesn't appear correct. Is you hydrometer calibrated correctly? Are
reading it cor...
Posted in thread: A Controversial Question: What is the best crappy beer? on 08-24-2014 at 11:13 AM
Rolling Rock for me
Posted in thread: Online Buying Rather Than Local on 08-21-2014 at 10:33 AM
I've used online vendors in the past - austin, More, Brewmasters. Ingredients were always
great. However, shipping was sort of an unknown as I live in NE and a day or two delay could be
Posted in thread: I forgot the LME on 08-19-2014 at 02:43 AM
might as well keep it going now and see what happens but no sugar no alcohol no fun