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Posted in thread: Which batch should be bottled? on 05-03-2013 at 01:33 AM
I just racked to secondary two batches of an Octoberfest Marzen brewed three weeks go. Original
gravity was 1.058 for both. One batch is now at 1.015, the low end of the 1.015 to 1.017 target
Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 04-29-2013 at 10:55 PM
+1 to 860Took me five years, guess I was due.
Posted in thread: Thunderstruck pumpkin ale questions on 06-23-2011 at 12:02 AM
I've brewed this recipe the past two years, it is top notch! If you use the pumpkin you will
have a good two to three inches of trub in primary after a week. I personally like to get the
brew off the ...
Posted in thread: Cold start vs warm start when steeping grains on 06-22-2011 at 01:54 AM
Both of these recipes were primarily extract based. The steeping was with a pound or so of 80L
crystal malt and a bit of 120 for color. I've made both several times and the results are
pretty decent b...
Posted in thread: Cold start vs warm start when steeping grains on 06-21-2011 at 12:36 AM
I've recently brewed a brown ale and a Christmas ale that both started steeping the grains in
cold water and maintained the steep until 170*F was reached. What do you gain (or lose) by this
Posted in thread: 10 tip jet burners on 06-14-2011 at 01:46 AM
+10 on the hurricane burners! Made the change a year ago from the wok burners and it been far
easier to brew. I use NG without any problems.
Posted in thread: Did I just cook my yeast? on 02-05-2011 at 04:20 PM
I generally do decant the wort and pitch only a slurry. It's in the fridge chillin and brew day
Posted in thread: Did I just cook my yeast? on 02-05-2011 at 01:12 PM
The comment by Hang Glider on warm to the touch makes sense. I probably did toast the first
batch of yeast. I got fermentation after adding the second vial of German Lager yeast although
it never deve...
Posted in thread: Did I just cook my yeast? on 02-04-2011 at 01:07 AM
Think I figured this out -- Bought the wrong size stopper for the better bottle so I loosely
covered the neck with a piece of foil. No pressure build up in the bottle therefore no krausen
or activity ...
Posted in thread: Did I just cook my yeast? on 02-01-2011 at 03:01 AM
Got home from work tonight and still absolutely nothing going on. I need the starter for this
weekend so I pitched a fresh vial of White Labs in the bottle. Hope to have better luck with