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  • Posted in thread: Simple Yeast Storage Procedure on 08-07-2015 at 02:27 AM
    A few more sets of eyes telling me that I did this correct will go a long way to making me
    think I didn't screw this up.Looking good. Brew away.

  • 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
    away. It's...

  • 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
    1.037FG 1...

  • 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
    high attenua...

  • 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 ...


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