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Posted in thread: Yeast starter with no yeast on 08-05-2013 at 04:44 AM
You should get the starter ready ASAP, don't worry about how long the yeast has been going. As
long as they are active and happily churning out beer your fermentation will be all the better
Posted in thread: Gypsum question on 04-14-2013 at 12:04 AM
Just make sure it is pure calcium sulfate. If there are any other ingredients listed, I
wouldn't use it.
Posted in thread: Distilled Verses Tap Water on 03-27-2013 at 02:38 PM
In my opinion it is best to start with distilled water an build your water profile up. Tap
water contains chlorine that can produce some off flavors and negative chemical reactions that
you don't want...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 12-20-2012 at 03:29 AM
Couple things: You could get centennial but not cascade?!?!?!? Centennial around here is about
as rare as seeing bigfoot these days. ...and head over to the brew science forum to find
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 12-10-2012 at 04:47 AM
With respect to H20, the best things is to have R.O. water to start adding the minerals as
needed. Especially if you are unfamiliar with your H20 chemistry. I use 5.2 stabilizer and
Gypsum (~0.5 table...
Posted in thread: Can You Brew It recipe for Wychwood Hobgoblin on 12-10-2012 at 04:40 AM
Just brewed the hobgoblin clone today, Had to remove some hops because I didn't have access to
them. I used Centennial instead of Cascade. It is now in the fermenter after brewing, aerating
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation Issues on 10-29-2012 at 01:50 PM
What are your hydrometer readings? I have had fermentation finish in 4 days, of coarse that is
with regular beer, but I wouldn't be concerned with a two-week fermentation cycle.
Posted in thread: Underpitching a huge Pumpkin Ale on 10-15-2012 at 01:47 PM
I brewed a Huge pumpkin ale over the weekend and I made a 1L starter for it, using a 1.040
starter SG. The pumpkin ale came in at a whopping 1.104. I am now afraid that my starter was
not big enough. ...
Posted in thread: Any suggestions on creating a Pumpkin ale on 10-15-2012 at 04:32 AM
The 900 ml starter isn't big enough. But don't worry, 900 ml is better than nothing. To help
the yeast try and pitch the starter when it is at high krausen. You should be okay. Try and
find something ...
Posted in thread: Any suggestions on creating a Pumpkin ale on 10-15-2012 at 03:53 AM
So here was the end result:Specialty Grains:1 lb Caramel 30L0.5 lbs Munich Light0.5 lbs
Carapils60oz pumpkin pureeBoil:6.6 lbs LME3 lbs Amber DME1lb Light Brown Sugar1.75oz Pumkin
Spice at 5 minutespl...