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Posted in thread: Raspberry Wheat Yeast? on 03-25-2011 at 03:28 AM
I used frozen whole raspberries from the store, and did the freeze/thaw cycles by just taking
the bags out of the freezer, letting them thaw for a while, then sticking them back in.I guess
I should ad...
Posted in thread: Raspberry Wheat Yeast? on 03-24-2011 at 01:28 AM
In my experience, you'll lose a lot of the nice fruit flavors if you add the fruit in the boil,
and then even more during fermentation. I'd let the beer mostly ferment out, then add your
fruit.I did a...
Posted in thread: Bucephalus "Martingale" - partial mash "fast" Festbier on 10-22-2010 at 02:02 PM
I cracked open a bottle two nights ago. It's fully carbed and very delicious. It has a nice
malty aroma, good crispness, and it's easy drinking despite being ~6.25% alcohol. I'll
definitely be brewing...
Posted in thread: Thoughts on my 1056 fermentation "incident" on 10-05-2010 at 12:59 AM
I doubt 64f really counts as too cold for 1056; I'm fairly certain there are people around here
who run it at 60.1056 is supposed to be better than some others (e.g., s-04) with regard to
Posted in thread: I am actually going to purchase a yeast strain English Strain Reccomendations/Advice on 10-04-2010 at 07:49 PM
I use a lot of 002, but I wouldn't like to try an IPA with it. Makes a great bitter
though.Lagunitas uses Wy1968 for their house strain and makes some fine IPAs, in my opinion.
Posted in thread: Making a Starter with White Labs yeast on 10-04-2010 at 06:31 PM
I use Fermax in all of my starters. You can buy a half pound of it for $7ish, and you only need
half a teaspoon in a starter and/or 1 tsp/gallon in your boil. The result is healthier yeast,
so I think...
Posted in thread: wlp570 flocculation question on 10-01-2010 at 10:04 PM
It's still very green, so it had some bite to it, but was generally tasty.I used cultured
Delirium Tremens dregs, which (from what I've read) are approximately equivalent to
Posted in thread: Yes 1 more yeast starter ? on 10-01-2010 at 02:25 AM
Mr. Malty's Pitching Rate Calculator will help you get your starter size figured out.
Posted in thread: Cranberry apple wheat ale on 09-30-2010 at 10:17 PM
Frozen will work fine. In fact, I'd recommend doing at least two freeze/thaw cycles to break up
the cell walls and thus extract more flavor from the cranberries. Also consider pasteurizing
Posted in thread: never had fermentation like this on 09-30-2010 at 07:58 PM
What was the OG?