Last Activity:11-20-2014 9:00 AM
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Posted in thread: Did I ruin my beer. Need help asap. on 01-21-2015 at 01:50 PM
Breweries used to (and some still do) ferment in huge vats open to the air. Unless you keep
your carboy next to a litter box or something, you should be fine.
Posted in thread: what constitutes a high gravity or big beer? on 11-20-2014 at 01:59 PM
Gravity wise I think most people would put the line at 1060. Yeast starters/multiple packs of
yeast become mandatory beyond that point. ABV wise, north of 8% probably starts being
Posted in thread: Questions about partigyle on 10-16-2014 at 04:59 PM
Not sure what your setup looks like, but if you can mash enough grain to do a 15 gallon batch,
you should be able to a hefty partigyle. There are charts available ( Like this one---> )
that help you...
Posted in thread: To bottle or not to bottle? HELP! on 10-09-2014 at 04:26 PM
Put your cases of bottles in trash bags and tie them closed if you are worried about
explosions. Helps keep the shrapnel and splatter off the floor, walls, ceiling, etc.
Posted in thread: 2 beers out of 1 mash/boil on 10-09-2014 at 01:57 PM
I love doing partiglyes and split mashes. My excuse was always to make 2.5 gallons (1 case) of
something strong enough that I don't necessarily want to have on tap which I can bottle and
age, and then...
Posted in thread: Double IPA on 10-06-2014 at 04:29 PM
I believe general consensus is to not do secondary fermentation transfer any more. I stopped
transferring to secondary carboys a while ago, and I think giving the yeast extra time to clean
itself up i...
Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 07-17-2014 at 08:48 PM
I had success with an imperial saison that came in at 11%. Used the belle saison yeast
harvested from a session saison. Went from 1084 to 1002 in a six week primary fermentation in
the low 70s. Muy bu...
Posted in thread: Sanke adapted for home brew fixtures on 06-08-2014 at 03:43 AM
UPDATE: I removed the little check valve ball and everything worked fine.
Posted in thread: Sanke adapted for home brew fixtures on 06-07-2014 at 03:34 PM
204278Here's all the parts. Am I missing something, or do I need to remove some redundant
component since I have the ball lock posts?
Posted in thread: Sanke adapted for home brew fixtures on 06-07-2014 at 02:58 PM
Yeah, that's what I thought. Beer on top, gas in the side right? Twist and and lock down. I
actually have ball lock fittings attached to the sanke, and they latch in solid too, so there
shouldn't be a...