Last Activity:09-12-2011 1:02 AM
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Posted in thread: So you're NOT supposed to use an airlock for the primary ferment, is that right? on 06-26-2012 at 06:03 PM
I've done a fair bit of beer brewing in the past, and a friend just asked about brewing
kombucha. I'm off alcohol at the moment, so I was thinking this would be a cool way to use some
of my equipment,...
Posted in thread: Starter viability question -- need fast answer on 08-13-2011 at 01:41 AM
I'd say it's madness to even think of pitching only 1 quart starter onto a 1.090 wort.Double
that, at least, and aerate the out of it.It sounds like your 1 quart is doing well, the
doubling will take ...
Posted in thread: Starter viability question -- need fast answer on 08-12-2011 at 09:06 PM
I like that answer, since it involves least work ;)Incidentally, I just went down to the
basement to check on something else, and I noticed that the IPA I referred to is starting to
clear a bit. So th...
Posted in thread: Starter viability question -- need fast answer on 08-12-2011 at 08:46 PM
Longer version: There was a WLP840 in the same shipment, the box got left outside all day in
direct sun in a freakin' heatwave. I made a 1-pt starter with that, and the lag time on the
starter was a g...
Posted in thread: Starter viability question -- need fast answer on 08-12-2011 at 08:38 PM
Ideally I need the answer to this question in the next 30 minutes-ish, so I'll be brief and
then expound on the situation in a subsequent comment:A vial of WLP001 got real hot during
shipping. I am pl...
Posted in thread: single temp for ale and lager on 08-12-2011 at 03:05 PM
You can't really go below about 60F with most ale yeasts, so I think that would be your cut
off. Lagers would like it cooler, but... the ale just won't ferment much colder than that.
Posted in thread: Yet another yeast starter question... on 08-11-2011 at 06:24 PM
I've got a similar issue right now, a couple of White Labs vials came really hot. I've already
brewed with one of them, having made a starter that was slow to take off but eventually did.
The actual p...
Posted in thread: Yeast and the evolution of multi-cellularity on 08-10-2011 at 06:49 PM
Probably the wrong forum for this, but I couldn't help but share it. An article about a
scientist using yeast (our yeast!) to study the ways in which multicellularity could have
Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 08-08-2011 at 05:31 PM
+1 = 306. I was sure it would never happen to me. Left it on the table, in the container for
it, and it rolled off. Lucky it only shattered in the container, easy cleanup. Still, now one
of my brews i...
Posted in thread: TSA took away my Star San on 08-08-2011 at 05:29 PM
Good word of warning. FWIW, this is about the least stupid thing I've heard the TSA doing in a
while. That's probably a reasonable precaution.