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Posted in thread: Will This Recipe Work? on 01-19-2013 at 04:15 PM
If this is the dry Cooper's yeast, you don't need a yeast starter. Just rehydrate and go. This
is the general rule with all dry yeast since they have much more cells than liquid. As for the
Posted in thread: First secondary racking: 1. should I dry hop this stout ? 2. should I add sugar? on 02-27-2012 at 04:15 AM
Hmmm, I'm not one to dry hop an Imperial Stout. I also think moving that beer after only a week
is way too soon for an Imperial, that needs time on the yeast, probably 3 weeks at least. +1.
You need t...
Posted in thread: Wort chiller...is it worth the expense? on 02-27-2012 at 04:07 AM
It's totally worth it especially if you are doing full boils. But even if you aren't, you need
to chill the wort as quickly as you can to get a good cold break. This leads to a cleaner beer.
Plus, it ...
Posted in thread: What's this in my beer i see? on 02-22-2012 at 08:34 PM
If you let it condition properly, even bottles with yeast in it can be really clear. There are
many examples on the photo board.
Posted in thread: From Kansas? Midwest? on 02-16-2012 at 07:45 PM
Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation or not? on 02-16-2012 at 07:35 PM
Apparently after 2 weeks you can start getting some off flavors from the trub This is not true
on our scale. Many people, including myself, leave our beers on the trub for a month with no
Posted in thread: AHS Irish Red Ale secondary question on 02-13-2012 at 05:56 PM
I'm confused. Did you do your primary in the glass carboy, or did you already transfer it to
the secondary? It shouldn't be fermenting at all in the secondary. The term "secondary
fermenter" is kind o...
Posted in thread: Fermentation pics on 02-08-2012 at 03:25 PM
Refractometers are cool for when you are brewing, especially all grain. However, the alcohol in
the fermented beer makes it harder to use after fermentation. It can be done, but there is some
Posted in thread: Smithwicks clone on 02-07-2012 at 10:15 PM
Plus, these kits are clones, not the exact recipe. You might not have done anything wrong!
Posted in thread: What happened? on 02-07-2012 at 02:57 PM
Until the yeast take it over it's just a big bottle of sweet nutritional bug food.Agreed. And
you said you racked it back and forth a couple of times. That's just asking for somthing wild
to be introd...