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Posted in thread: Og Lower then Pre Boil gravity. on 02-08-2013 at 01:23 AM
Take your sample inside and check it at room temp.
Posted in thread: White Labs vial spewed all over the place ... Is this batch toast? on 02-08-2013 at 01:03 AM
With a full pitch and that OG a 1200ml starter should have been good with a 1.030-1.040
Posted in thread: White Labs vial spewed all over the place ... Is this batch toast? on 02-08-2013 at 12:58 AM
Thanks for all the responses. I guess I can see how the starter looks tomorrow and then decide
if I should step it up with a larger starter. Would stepping it up double the yeast count I
have now? Tha...
Posted in thread: White Labs vial spewed all over the place ... Is this batch toast? on 02-08-2013 at 12:53 AM
I'm not a yeast specialist..but I can tell you from experience that I don't use starters on
beers with that low of an OG and I get extremely healthy fermentations. Considering you made a
Posted in thread: Temp Controlled Fermentation Chamber on 02-07-2013 at 02:52 AM
Just fermented a Saison at 95* for a week with no issues.
Posted in thread: Temp Controlled Fermentation Chamber on 02-07-2013 at 02:51 AM
A very small space heater works great in my 5.1cu. Freezer.
Posted in thread: Citra IPA Recipe Critique on 02-07-2013 at 02:40 AM
I would ditch the crystal malt all together. Let this get dry and you should get some sweetness
from the hops. Or mash high. What yeast are you using? I'd go 001 or 1056. I've been making
IPA's with a...
Posted in thread: Help with yeast selection on 02-06-2013 at 06:24 PM
001 or 1056 will finish dry, if you want a malty character I would go with a lower attenuating
yeast strain. I use the American strains when I make Pales or IPA's. or mash closer to 160 and
Posted in thread: Low OG advice on 02-06-2013 at 06:07 PM
Until you figure out your efficiency issue, get a refractometer and have some DME on hand so
you can make adjustments pre boil. There are calculators and apps that will tell you how much
water to add ...
Posted in thread: Recipe Tweak: Lawnmower Saison w/ Blueberries and Brett on 02-06-2013 at 05:59 PM
It's basically a Wit recipe but adding blueberries and Brett. But I don't have Brett
experience, so maybe someone else will be able to answer better. Should be an interesting beer