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Posted in thread: How to make a starter for a high gravity beer? on 06-13-2013 at 08:26 PM
I agree with the other posters about using trub from a previous batch. I use this method
continuously so that 1 Wyeast package carries across 10 successive batches of cake re-use. All
of the batches a...
Posted in thread: Closed bucket fermanting on 06-13-2013 at 08:20 PM
As long as your yeast has started then you are fine. Pop the lid off and stick your head in
there and take a big whiff. If you get knocked back by a toxic smell and/or you see tiny
bubbles popping on ...
Posted in thread: Making Traditional rice Wine. Cheap, Fun, and Different on 06-13-2013 at 07:54 PM
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Posted in thread: Welches grape wine - Taking forever to finish fermenting? on 11-12-2012 at 03:45 PM
You need more carboys.
Posted in thread: wort taking forever to cool on 11-12-2012 at 03:44 PM
Pour two gallons of cold tap water into your primary and then dump the 100 degree wort on top
of it. It will mix to around 75-80 degrees. Then let it sit overnight and pitch the yeast
Posted in thread: Taking Fermenting Wort and putting it into New Wort on 11-12-2012 at 03:42 PM
Instead of siphoning the fermenting wort, use a spoon to scoop a quart of trub off of the
bottom, and throw that into another primary. Add the new wort on top of the trub. I've done
that a couple of t...
Posted in thread: Putting Ice in Fermenting Bucket on 11-12-2012 at 03:39 PM
Dangerous, especially with commercial ice. That sh** is loaded with bacteria. Where do you get
this data from? I would think that an ice company would pay some attention to using clean water
in their ...
Posted in thread: Putting Ice in Fermenting Bucket on 11-12-2012 at 03:37 PM
That's the way I do every batch. Our refrigerator has a water filter and an automatic ice maker
which draws from the filtered water. After I finish boiling a pot of wort I add an entire tub
of ice (ab...
Posted in thread: 2 bottles exploded on 11-12-2012 at 03:30 PM
Should I dump all these out? No, you should drink them asap! In the meantime put them into your
wash tubs or a cooler that will catch the debris if they do explode.
Posted in thread: Irish Ale No Start on 11-12-2012 at 03:27 PM
You are pitching your yeast at too high of temperatures. Read the pitch range on the packet.
Most Ale yeasts ferment best around 62 degrees. After you cool your wort to 75, let it sit for
24 hours to ...