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  • Posted in thread: Lager recipe with ale yeast on 03-16-2014 at 01:25 PM
    I've been thinking about this too. Something I'm interested in trying is WLP 009 (Australian
    Ale- Cooper's strain). I've read that this will give a very clean beer. Interesting thought
    above about war...

  • Posted in thread: yeast for malt lover? on 03-15-2014 at 02:49 PM
    London Ale III - WY 1318 is tops in my book

  • Posted in thread: How many times opening the fermenter is too much? on 01-24-2014 at 05:48 PM
    My wife's pretty sick of me handing her cloudy brown stuff from fermenters and saying "Taste
    this!"I could've said the exact same thing... after "taste this", I follow with "what do you
    think?". She a...

  • Posted in thread: How many times opening the fermenter is too much? on 01-24-2014 at 04:19 PM
    Honestly, if I want to really get to know a beer or a particular type of yeast, I take samples
    daily to test gravity and flavors during active fermentation and beyond. I realize that this
    runs counter...

  • Posted in thread: Massive pressure but no airlock activity on 01-24-2014 at 03:59 PM
    Really difficult to know what's going on, but the last thing you want is for your bucket to
    explode. My thought is to just have the lid loosely on the top at this point. As long as things
    can't fall i...

  • Posted in thread: My first sour. Any recommendations? on 01-24-2014 at 01:15 AM
    Make sure your airlock doesn't dry out!

  • Posted in thread: Primary surface bubbles & particles on 01-24-2014 at 01:13 AM
    Looks good to me! Did you taste the sample?

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping question on 01-24-2014 at 01:10 AM
    I'd leave them in there, because what are you going to do with them when you pull them out? Can
    you get more?You are still adding aroma to the beer!

  • Posted in thread: Is something wrong? on 01-24-2014 at 01:07 AM
    You absolutely need to take a hydrometer reading to know for sure. Any idea on what it's
    reading now?

  • Posted in thread: How many times opening the fermenter is too much? on 01-24-2014 at 01:04 AM
    It doesn't matter as long as you aren't letting too much fall in (dust, saliva, tears of
    joy).Chris White from White Labs recommends not using an airlock at all and just placing a
    piece of sanitized f...

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