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Posted in thread: Old yeast - Toss or propigate? on 08-30-2015 at 02:26 PM
When I use old yeast I make a .5l starter with about 1.025 wort. Let it run then consider that
equal to a vial or pack of liquid yeast. I then run a calculator to determine my starter size.
I like thi...
Posted in thread: Adding pumpkin to beer on 08-30-2015 at 03:48 AM
I got a 10 pound pumpkin, cut it in quarters and baked until it was browning. I scooped out 8
pounds of "meat" and added it to the mash. I forget but I might have put it in a 5 gallon paint
Posted in thread: Beer came out flat! on 08-30-2015 at 03:41 AM
Right.. As stated there is plenty of yeast still in solution. The swing tops should work if
there is a good seal. 2 weeks is too soon. This one may carbonate before it is fully
conditioned. I would le...
Posted in thread: Your thoughts on vienna malt on 08-29-2015 at 04:54 PM
I'll find out in a few weeks. I brewed a pale ale yesterday using Vienna as my base malt.
Posted in thread: Star San turned metal taps pink on 08-29-2015 at 04:33 PM
Why did you soak them in Starsan? It is an acid based sanitizer, not a cleaner. Soak for at
least a minute or while you are working with the items (to sanitize). After that it is not
really doing anyt...
Posted in thread: Swamp Cooler temp same as ambient? on 08-29-2015 at 04:04 PM
If you have a stick on fermometer it will be pretty close to the wort temperature if the
cloth/water is not cooling it.When I used a swamp cooler I used about 8 inches of water and
rotated ice bottle...
Posted in thread: Can I roast some Maris Otter into Crystal? on 08-29-2015 at 02:48 PM
Thanks for the quick responses: looks like I'm SOL. Brewing next weekend, then!Why not brew
something with what you have then get the proper ingredients for the next time???
Posted in thread: Is my yeast DOA on 08-29-2015 at 02:20 PM
Yes, I should have mentioned its on a stir plate, but all mine have been on one, hence me being
concerned when I didnt see any "foam"In my experience, some will, some won't. Get a flashlight
and get r...
Posted in thread: Is my yeast DOA on 08-29-2015 at 01:57 PM
It seems like it is good. The increase in yeast cells give the wort the creamy look. If you
have your starter on a stirplate sometime you will get little to no foaming. On a stirplate you
will want to...
Posted in thread: Keeping a Keg Cold on 08-29-2015 at 01:52 PM
Why not just leave the keg in the chamber? It will be warmer than I would want for serving