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Posted in thread: Forgot to shake the carboy on 01-03-2013 at 01:43 AM
Yeah I always aerate AFTER pitching. Maybe that's a no-no, but I've never had a problem.
Posted in thread: Forgot to shake the carboy on 01-02-2013 at 11:51 PM
So that I'm understanding correctly, normally you aerate and THEN pitch the yeast? And now
you're realizing you forgot to aerate before pitching?
Posted in thread: brew belt for tripel? on 12-30-2012 at 01:33 PM
Some yeasts produce different flavors at different ends of their temp ranges. What yeast is in
the kit? Other than that, cooler usually means slower and hotter usually means faster
Posted in thread: New to brewing! on 12-30-2012 at 01:24 PM
What temperature do you ferment at? I had the EXACT same problem with a batch ultra-fermenting
(it actually hit its intended FG within about four days). Two things I learned. 1. The ambient
Posted in thread: Using a Refractometer on 12-30-2012 at 01:05 PM
Nice. I like using the refractometer way better, and even if I was making ten gallons, the
amount of liquid lost to a hydrometer would still irk me. It's like half a beer! I have no need
to "sample" t...
Posted in thread: Using a Refractometer on 12-30-2012 at 04:22 AM
Posted in thread: Using a Refractometer on 12-30-2012 at 03:57 AM
Bought a refractometer a couple months ago and I'm really enjoying using it to measure pre-boil
and OG before adding yeast. However, I was very confused to make a couple batches that I
thought were un...
Posted in thread: Best SMaSH recipe you've made??? on 12-29-2012 at 07:56 PM
SMaSH sounds fun! I have a little less than an ounce of Sorachi Ace in whole hop form - it'd be
really cool to make a SMaSH using it. I'm brewing 2.5 gallons, so that's probably enough to get
Posted in thread: Fermentation too quick? on 12-29-2012 at 12:52 PM
Ambient, so I suppose it's warmer in the middle of the wort - or was when really active
fermentation was going on.
Posted in thread: Fermentation too quick? on 12-29-2012 at 11:55 AM
My fermentations usually stay around 72d in the winter. Definitely no colder than 70.