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Posted in thread: Simple Yeast Storage Procedure on 07-12-2015 at 10:31 PM
I've been using this approach for a couple years now but until recently I've always tried to
reuse the slurry within 1 week or so. A few weeks ago I pitched two pint jars of Wyeast 2308
Munich Lager t...
Posted in thread: Yeast harvesting/washing question on 07-07-2015 at 02:45 AM
What Gavin said.
Posted in thread: Plastic Big Mouths on 06-29-2015 at 05:09 AM
I've had one since they first came out and I really like it. Easy to clean, light weight, safe,
see through. What's not to like. I don't have a spigot on mine though. One tip, wash it right
Posted in thread: Ferment in bucket or carboy? on 06-12-2015 at 02:09 PM
6.5 gal plastic Big Mouth Bubbler offers the best of both for me. Easy to clean, safe, light
weight and see through.I reuse yeast and being able to see fermentation activity clearly made
it easy for m...
Posted in thread: Recipe help/thoughts - Pale Ale on 06-11-2015 at 02:47 AM
50% efficiency is abnormally low. Are you sure that's right? Also, 4 lbs between carapils and
caramel malt is way too much, especially considering you're looking for a light body beer.
Don't have time...
Posted in thread: Need a fruity English Pale ale or bitters recipe on 06-10-2015 at 06:26 PM
This is the Standard/Ordinary Bitter I'll be brewing this weekend. It's basically the ordinary
bitter recipe from the "Pale Ale" book, changed to include the yeast and hops I have on hand.OG
Posted in thread: To dry hop or not on 06-06-2015 at 04:30 AM
Not sure what software you used but BeerSmith gives a few calculation options for refractometer
readings. You need to select 'Fermenting Wort Gravity' and plug in your original brix reading
in order t...
Posted in thread: To dry hop or not on 06-06-2015 at 04:13 AM
I'm don't think I'm tracking the issue. The OG was 1.057, which is about 14 brix, and now the
reading is 6.4 brix? That's an FG of about 1.007 adjusted for alcohol, which indicates a very
Posted in thread: Does anyone use Sodium Metabisulfite to sanitize? on 06-03-2015 at 04:56 AM
Sodium and potassium metabisulfite are fine for winemaking but they're really not potent enough
for brewing. Best to use Star San.Wine is different than beer in that it typically has a lower
pH, more ...
Posted in thread: How important is it to filter from kettle to fermentation? on 05-30-2015 at 09:26 PM
Ditch the little filter that fits in the bottom of the funnel (if that's what you're talking
about) and set something like this on top of your funnel: use a strainer similar to this one
and it does ...