Last Activity:02-16-2007 6:44 PM
Posted in thread: first cider on 02-09-2007 at 06:55 PM
zoebisch01,How much corn sugar per gallon do you typically use?
Posted in thread: basement temp is a consistent 66 on 02-09-2007 at 06:32 PM
The fermentation temperature really depends on the type of yeast you plan to use. Most lager
yeasts are developed to give "optimal" results when fermented between 50-55ºF (some even
Posted in thread: Lager and yeast questions on 02-02-2007 at 10:34 PM
Here's a link to the product sheet for that yeast... us know how it turns out (follow the
directions in the above file).
Posted in thread: Air Lock Fluid on 02-02-2007 at 08:09 PM
I wouldn't say that "all" the brew books recommend the use of alcohol. Sorry, meant for the
alcohol reference to be an example. From the responses thus far, it doesn't seem like too many
people worry ...
Posted in thread: Air Lock Fluid on 02-02-2007 at 06:48 PM
I know all the brew books say to use a sterile fluid (alcohol) in the airlock during
fermentation, but I only see this being an issue in certain situations. As long as the airlock
fluid isn't being in...
Posted in thread: Filtering Mash Runnings? on 02-02-2007 at 06:13 PM
Could it be that you're actually running off too slow? I believe I read in Miller's book that
if you are having trouble clearing your runoff, you actually need to increase the flowrate -
Posted in thread: The definitive aeration/oxygenation experiment on 01-30-2007 at 06:11 PM
I think the video shows exactly what is expected from a growth / fermentation
perspective...Yeast in #1 likely depleats the dissolved O2 first, but the resulting yeast
growth is not sufficient to show...
Posted in thread: Cooler heat loss on 01-26-2007 at 09:13 PM
On a separate thought....I have worked with plating for a number years. We had this one trick
to hold water at 210'F w/o much evaporation. Ping-Pong balls. Its phenominal how much a
difference this ma...
Posted in thread: Cooler heat loss on 01-26-2007 at 06:52 PM
The space in the lid is empty by design... air is an excellent insulator.
Posted in thread: Cooler heat loss on 01-26-2007 at 03:36 PM
It took a couple of minutes to cool down to 156 before I closed the cover. I think the inside
of the cooler was pretty hot, so I don't think preheating is my problem. The fact that the
cover is warm t...