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Posted in thread: 2.5 Gallon Batches - Is it worth making a starter? on 05-19-2014 at 09:20 PM
Make a large starter and pitch one-half of it. The other half will be fresh yeast for the next
batch. Then make another large starter and pitch half of it. The other half will be fresh yeast
for the n...
Posted in thread: 2.5 Gallon Batches - Is it worth making a starter? on 05-19-2014 at 06:35 PM
Some off taste can be caused by underpitching. If you can create a small starter, I think
you'll be better off.What would be the consequence of over-pitching by 5-10 percent?
Posted in thread: 2.5 Gallon Batches - Is it worth making a starter? on 05-19-2014 at 06:27 PM
I really only use liquid yeast which is about 90-95 billion cells per vial by the time I'm
pitching.Some of my recipes have calculated 110-120 billion cells. Is it worth making a starter
for that much...
Posted in thread: Anyone have Pin Lock 3 Gallon Kegs? Need help making a decision on 05-18-2014 at 05:15 PM
I just recently re-geared for 2.5 gallon batches. I found these with pin lock experience : Do
these kegs look like replacement parts would be easy to locate or am I buying into something
Posted in thread: Best Kettle For Price for 2.5 gallon BIAB on 05-17-2014 at 07:16 PM
Title says it all, going to be doing oven-assisted mashing, just need something that will get
me full volume mashing and boils for 2.5 gallon batches. Probaby 4 gallon liquid plus the
grain. The price...
Posted in thread: 11 month old yeast on 04-14-2014 at 03:57 AM
I did the same, 11 months exactly, stored in an airtight container in the fridge, it was
washed, was infection free.Used it on a ten gallon saison, the yeast ruined the beer, tasted
awful. Yes it was ...
Posted in thread: Power up my grain mill. on 04-11-2014 at 09:14 PM
My $20 corded drill turns mine just fine. Motor is probably overkill unless you're doing some
seriously large batches, often.
Posted in thread: Negatives of BIAB? on 04-11-2014 at 05:57 PM
For mash temp issues, I use the sleeping bag method. But I mash about 4L short of my volume and
I have an electric kettle that will boil a liter of water in just a few minutes, so I make a
Posted in thread: Two Ruined Batches! I need your help. on 04-11-2014 at 03:19 PM
How clear is the wort?I brewed this same recipe, the first hydro sample was
chalky/grainy/****ty from all of the hop materal and yeast etc.Two days later after intense
cold crashing and gelatin the be...
Posted in thread: Best Thermometer for Brewing Day? on 04-11-2014 at 02:03 PM
I have a cheap Polder probe thermometer from Amazon, a Thermapen, and a Thermopop (same
company)All read exactly the same temperature during the mash and strike, makes me feel silly
for dropping the $...