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  • Posted in thread: 2112 california lager on 04-23-2012 at 04:32 PM
    brockettbrews, the Wyeast website is very helpful: STRAIN: 2112 | California Lager™ Back
    to Yeast Strain List This strain is particularly well suited for producing 19th century-style
    West Coast...

  • Posted in thread: Breweries in Ghent or Bruges? on 02-22-2012 at 10:50 PM
    I've enjoyed the bar in this picture the times I've been there: called the "Herberg De Dulle

  • Posted in thread: Research papers related to brewing on 02-22-2012 at 10:44 PM
    The worst part is I'm already planning on writing my next paper on the carbohydrates in barley
    compared to oats, rye, and wheat. :rockin: I hope I am not the only one who does this.I'm
    pretty sure fol...

  • Posted in thread: Freezing yeast: 10% skim milk on 02-22-2012 at 10:39 PM
    IIRC, skim milk is used with freeze-drying or other types of dessication. That would definitely
    out last glycerol stocks if a freezer died. The main reason glycerol stocks are preferred is
    that you ju...

  • Posted in thread: Mixing Different Yeasts? on 11-10-2011 at 05:36 PM
    According to Wyeast site:This proprietary blend of a top-fermenting neutral ale strain and a
    Bavarian wheat strain is a great choice when a subtle German style wheat beer is desired. The
    complex ester...

  • Posted in thread: Mixing Different Yeasts? on 11-09-2011 at 11:05 PM
    soooooFrom my junior high chemistry class; they were trying to create a yeast strain that can
    produce higher levels on ethanol. They repeatedly cultured yeast in a medium of yeast food and
    ethanol, al...

  • Posted in thread: Mixing Different Yeasts? on 11-09-2011 at 10:58 PM
    That was mostly a side question - I'm not looking to culture right now but thought it might be
    interesting to see if anyone had tried to mate their yeast while making beer at the same time.
    I'm guessi...

  • Posted in thread: Where to buy erlenmeyer flask from on 11-09-2011 at 10:48 PM
    Wouldn't a beaker be better than a flask, since its easier to pour into, and it takes up less
    verticle space?It's a little easier to keep crud (bacteria, dirt, wild yeast, etc) from falling
    into a sma...

  • Posted in thread: Store PH meter on 11-07-2011 at 05:42 PM
    As I've already made clear, follow the manufacturers recommendations! They know their products
    better than anyone here. I can tell you why it isn't, in general, a good idea to do this or
    that but the ...

  • Posted in thread: Question about a copper manifold on 06-19-2011 at 07:59 PM
    Im going to be doing this soon myself... does anyone have a link for the best hardware to get
    as far as a valve? Also, what do you use to hold the copper together? Solder probably isn't
    best right?My ...