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  • Posted in thread: Stirplate vs Airstone aeration on growth? on 12-18-2013 at 02:05 PM
    I have just had the same problem. I normally use a one inch crosshatch style stir bar. Thick
    yeast did stop it a couple of days ago. I dropped in a 2 inch stir bar. The 2 inch worked. I
    had discontinu...

  • Posted in thread: Stirplate vs Airstone aeration on growth? on 12-18-2013 at 07:55 AM
    What is the problem with your stir plate? Perhaps we can help.Yeah, good point.The plate works
    ok with small volumes. For a 1-2L starter it is no trouble, but I'm stepping them up in 3
    stages to make ...

  • Posted in thread: Stirplate vs Airstone aeration on growth? on 12-17-2013 at 03:55 PM
    Hi, My stir plate has become too much of a pita to be used much more. I'd like to switch to
    using constant aeration via a stainless airstone. I figure that I'll still have the agitation
    that is enjoye...

  • Posted in thread: Optimum temp to propagate a lager starter? on 11-20-2013 at 04:36 PM
    It's not going to be used for 5-6 days. I'm stepping it up 3 times to get to the cell count
    needed for the lager I'm brewing, this is just the first stage.Seems like a difficult balance
    to judge?Do I ...

  • Posted in thread: Optimum temp to propagate a lager starter? on 11-20-2013 at 04:16 PM
    Howdy, I'm about to make a big yeast starter from a vial of WLP838 lager yeast, and can't
    decide the best temp to run my stir plate at?I'm thinking that it should be cooler than the 72
    to 75F that I p...

  • Posted in thread: White labs vial - optimum step up conditions? on 10-04-2013 at 03:56 PM
    Good article, well done.Best regards, James

  • Posted in thread: White labs vial - optimum step up conditions? on 10-04-2013 at 02:43 PM
    Thanks again. 20 plato is about 1083 in old money? At 26L thats a heck of a lot of DME!If my
    math is right its over 5.5kg - that's gonna cost :(

  • Posted in thread: White labs vial - optimum step up conditions? on 10-03-2013 at 06:00 PM
    Hey thanks for that. The brewers friend calc spits out fairly similar numbers to the yeastcalc
    one, so I'm sure they're both right.That's a good idea about a 1/10th brew, I should do more
    yeast harves...

  • Posted in thread: White labs vial - optimum step up conditions? on 10-03-2013 at 05:07 PM
    Howdy, I want to use a white labs vial for a lager brew at about 250L/66Gal, and OG 1050. With
    my ale brews, I always use a stir plate, and make starters that start at 1L, then step to 5L
    and then 10L...

  • Posted in thread: Overly aggressive fermentation! Help! on 03-21-2013 at 07:38 AM
    I've had the same problem with wlp001, and at first thought it was no big problem - until some
    brews failed to reach the desired FG. I'm pretty sure that the over spill contains much of the
    yeast that...

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