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Posted in thread: Yeast didnt rehydrate on 11-05-2012 at 12:43 AM
You will be fine. Only thing I would have done differently is to shake up the carboy to help
aerate stir in the yeast. I rehydrate my yeast the way John Palmer described in a podcast. 2
cups water boi...
Posted in thread: Are some grains better suited for BIAB on 05-09-2012 at 05:18 AM
Don't forget to mash out by raising the temp to about 168 and holding it for about 10 mins.
This really helps loosen the sugars and adds some more efficiency points.
Posted in thread: Why am I always attaching blow-off tubes? on 04-24-2012 at 05:38 AM
As long as your beer is turning out good (not a high ferm temp problem etc). There is nothing
wrong with this.Could be that you are pitching the 'correct' amount of yeast, well aerated and
ready to go...
Posted in thread: Kolsch Help Please on 04-24-2012 at 05:32 AM
Nope, there will still be plenty of yeast in their for bottling.
Posted in thread: Lager Newbie Question on 03-01-2012 at 04:29 AM
You will need a separate temp controller to actually power on the fridge/freezer, if you want
to have any fine control.Search the keezer threads and the eBay aquarium temp controller.
Posted in thread: I want to start making root beer on 02-26-2012 at 07:28 AM
I've tried just about every root beer extract on the planet, along with just about every recipe
with different combinations of sweeteners and ingredients to make what I consider to be a good
Posted in thread: Mash Evening before... on 02-21-2012 at 06:01 AM
After mashing I bring it up to a boil for 5mins or so to kill anything off to buy me some time.
Then I just cover and walk away until the next day.
Posted in thread: First "No Sparge"...why haven't I done this before? on 02-21-2012 at 05:31 AM
I was feeling extra lazy today, so I did a "no sparge" instead of my typical batch sparge. I've
been leary of trying this because my mash tun is only 36 quarts. I had 11 lbs of grain and I
filled the ...
Posted in thread: Refractometer advice on 02-17-2012 at 02:38 AM
I'm hoping someone here can help with a suggestion. I'm using a refractometer from BobbyM and
I'm finding that the reading for my fermented beer is very different from the reading with my
Posted in thread: Pilsner-Amarillo brew on! on 02-15-2012 at 02:24 AM
I'm boiling an all Amarillo ipa with 90% German pilsner malt. Half pound bairds light
carastan.I have always wanted to do a pilsner based IPA. How is it? Just dryer, lighter?Love
the all Amarillo brew...