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Posted in thread: Wyeat 3724 Stuck at 1.031 on 12-06-2014 at 12:08 AM
I too decided to forgo the warnings about that yeast. My saison stuck in the mid 30s for a
solid month. Then one day BAM. 1.007. I was sampling every week. It was so rachet but
eventually it does get ...
Posted in thread: Is it bad to blow air into the fermenter? on 12-05-2014 at 11:58 PM
I just squeeze the fermenter to check if my blowoff tube is good. But I only use plastic
Posted in thread: High FG in secondary on 12-05-2014 at 11:51 PM
Did you use some kind of English ale yeast? Some can be very flocculant and if not given a
sufficient starter will finish kinda high
Posted in thread: Why Quick Start on Yeast Cake? on 04-22-2014 at 01:43 AM
When you buy yeast to a certain degree they will be malnourished. They will consume internal
nutrients to stay alive from the time they leave the yeast house to your brew house. To get the
yeast in to...
Posted in thread: Which mini-fridge for fermenting chamber? on 03-28-2014 at 03:01 AM
a 4.3 cu ft mini fridge is probably the smallest you would want to go. Your run of the mill 4.3
cu ft mini fridge has the hump for the compressor and a freezer section that provides cooling
to the ent...
Posted in thread: Convert 5 gallon recipes to 1 gallon on 09-08-2013 at 03:02 PM
Ive heard you can scale base grains but specialty malts shouldnt. However going from 5gal to
1gal id immagine some scaling is necessary
Posted in thread: Lactose in an Imperial Stout? on 08-26-2013 at 01:20 AM
I would prefer to pick a less attenuative yeast, use a higher mash temp, and adjust the same
pitch rate to get a higher FG. An imperial stout would tend to have a higher fg due to yeast
Posted in thread: Saison problem on 08-10-2013 at 02:15 PM
Time is your friend. It took 7 weeks to ferment my 1.055 saison down to 1.002. At week 6 it was
still at 1.022. I was using the wyeast belgian saison. Temps were in the mid 80s for most of
Posted in thread: Time for a new brew kettle/pot... advice please? on 07-23-2013 at 05:50 PM
I got the 10 gallon ss megapot from austin homebrewing. Drilled a hole in it using a step drill
bit and added a ss ball valve. Thing is solid as a rock. Great pot and not too bad at 80ish
Posted in thread: Another Stuck Fermentation Thread on 06-27-2013 at 05:11 PM
yeast will be yeast...65% attenuation isnt horrible. Raising temps a bit and time might help.
If you raised temp when your fermentation started slowing it might have been more effective.