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Posted in thread: Can aphids affect overall bitterness of homegrown hops? on 01-20-2015 at 12:59 AM
Question to the masses. I've got a three year old chinook plant, and a two year old cascade.
They produced a veritable crapload of hops this year...but along with the crop came TONS of
aphids. It look...
Posted in thread: Strange yeast behavior. Is US-05 getting weird on you? on 01-20-2015 at 12:42 AM
I'll chime in too...maybe it's coincidence, maybe not. As I type I'm sipping an IPA I fermented
with US-05 in November. It took two days for fermentation to begin, and another 8 for it to
Posted in thread: Does rehydrating dried yeast increase lag time? on 05-14-2014 at 02:55 AM
just pulled the empty US-05 packet from the trash. i'm assuming the bottom line of numbers is
the expiration date...04...2015. the top line reads 87384...120...0704.
Posted in thread: Does rehydrating dried yeast increase lag time? on 05-13-2014 at 03:03 AM
hooray for live yeasties. 18 hours post-pitch in the porter and there was the slightest layer
of krausen. now 24 hours in, a solid 1/2 inch layer and plenty of bubbles in the blow-off
bucket. your ana...
Posted in thread: Does rehydrating dried yeast increase lag time? on 05-12-2014 at 01:36 PM
Glad to see this post this morning cause I just started wondering the same thing. I sprinkled
DRY for the last couple years, aerated with a venturi tube, and didn't really bother
controlling the ferme...
Posted in thread: stc-1000 questions on 01-15-2014 at 01:35 AM
acafro, forgive me for being thick...i'm not an electrician (nor do i play one on TV), but if
the STC-1000 is, in fact, only rated to 10 amps, and a 16GA extension cord to 13 amps, wouldn't
the OP be ...
Posted in thread: stc-1000 questions on 01-14-2014 at 11:21 PM
Just built mine, and used 16GA throughout. According to the label on my chest freezer, it only
draws 5 amps, so I figure 16GA ought to cover it. Haven't actually tested it with a full load
Posted in thread: Porter W/Oak Cubes & Bourbon? on 04-13-2013 at 05:00 AM
i just brewed a bourbon barrel porter recipe from northern brewer...fermented in the primary
for 10 days, then racked to a secondary on top of 2 oz of oak cubes and 16 oz makers mark
bourbon and let i...
Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 04-11-2013 at 08:42 PM
Well let's add...5 gall Black IPA5 gall American Red5 gall Chinook IPA5 gall Centennial IPA5
gall Strong Scotch5 gall Bourbon Barrel PorterSo that's 30+18794.1 = 18824.1
Posted in thread: Secondary stratification w/ a bourbon barrel porter? on 04-11-2013 at 04:06 PM
Hey Yoop, how much would the 16 oz of bourbon alter the FG? I'm guessing I should have taken a
reading on the porter BEFORE adding the bourbon, but I neglected to do so.