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Posted in thread: Does krausen height have anything to do with healthy fermentation? on 02-12-2016 at 02:47 PM
Viability is how many yeast are alive. Vitality is how healthy they are and how well they can
Posted in thread: Does krausen height have anything to do with healthy fermentation? on 02-12-2016 at 01:08 AM
My starter spent 24 hrs on a stir plate, I cold crashed for 2 days, then I decanted and pitched
once it reached the same temp as my wort.And right, I'm talking about vitality, not viability.
I assume ...
Posted in thread: Does krausen height have anything to do with healthy fermentation? on 02-11-2016 at 11:37 PM
I've puzzled over this for years and haven't come up with anything definitive.On 1/8/2016 I
brewed an amber ale, OG 1.057, fermented at 67F. I made a 1L starter from a pouch of 3-wk-old
1272 and the b...
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
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