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  • Posted in thread: How can I determine yeast cell count on 05-20-2009 at 04:43 PM
    The only way to determine a good cell count is to use a hemocytometer and stain the cells with
    methylene blue. If you were to measure the optical density you still would have no idea of the
    actual via...

  • Posted in thread: Campden tablets to sanitize fruit? on 05-17-2009 at 06:31 PM
    How about a quick soak in a very mild bleach solution, or even no rinse sanitizer?

  • Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 05-15-2009 at 04:18 PM
    I brewed a 5.5 gal. blonde with orange peel, honey, and corriander. Needless to say the orange
    peel clogged up everything from the bulkhead to the chiller plate. Ended up mouth siphoning
    wort out of b...

  • Posted in thread: Freezer Conversion Question on 04-08-2009 at 05:24 PM
    I don't see why it would not work. However, you must be very, very sure of where the coolant
    lines are. In some minifridges it runs across the top and many a brewer have drilled through
    it. This will ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting for freeze, before or after fermentation? on 03-02-2009 at 08:21 PM
    I am with T-Hops on this one. I harvest from a starter, it is just easier and cleaner.

  • Posted in thread: Dead Guy Ale and Pacman yeast? on 02-27-2009 at 07:11 PM
    I have had good results pitching the last 1/4 of a Rogue Mocha Porter into a starter. Took a
    days or so on the stir plate, but it did set off. I was also under the impression that Dead Guy
    is filtered...

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Yeast Bank- Strain Exchange? on 02-27-2009 at 03:17 AM
    That might work out but it was 90 here today. I do agree though, pitch it as soon as you get it
    and it really might not even matter if it is a bit thawed. Well, I'm still in.

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Yeast Bank- Strain Exchange? on 02-27-2009 at 01:18 AM
    I would ship in a foam cooler with dry ice. That is how my research lab receives things so I
    have a surplus of small foam shipping containers.

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Yeast Bank- Strain Exchange? on 02-26-2009 at 07:38 PM
    I also pitch into a starter, 4ml cells into ~500ml lme, with a stirplate.Great article from Dr.
    Raines. Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Magic Hat brewing on 02-25-2009 at 09:17 PM
    Anyone had the Magic Hat #9? We just got it Austin and a old friend who owns a pub here
    introduced me to it. I am not nomally a fan of beer with fruit but damn that thing was pretty

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