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Posted in thread: Requiem for a hydrometer on 02-09-2015 at 12:32 AM
I just broke my hydrometer.Cleaning up the brewery and wasn't paying attention too much. Turned
around and heard the glass shattering on the concrete floor behind me. I had knocked it from
its perch i...
Posted in thread: Blending vs. Dilution for stuck Wyeast 9097 Barleywine on 05-09-2014 at 11:54 PM
An update. I have taken a third way, choosing neither dilution nor blending. After reading
Michael Tonsmeire's article, "Mashing for Sour Beers" in the May/June 2014 issue of Zymurgy, I
decided to int...
Posted in thread: Blending vs. Dilution for stuck Wyeast 9097 Barleywine on 12-28-2013 at 08:03 PM
A year ago this week I brewed a barleywine, using Wyeast 9097 Old Ale Blend. The OG was 1.122
(yeah, I was going for glory here). I wanted a very full bodied mouthfeel so I chose to mash at
at 156. Ye...
Posted in thread: Wlp028 on 09-23-2013 at 01:53 AM
I've been using WLP028 for my Irish Red recipe for several brews now and always have been very
pleased with the results. This last time, I couldn't get it at my LHBS but picked up the Wyeast
Posted in thread: When to harvest Cascade in Zone 7? on 08-30-2013 at 06:05 PM
I usually pick mine on Labor Day weekend. Mostly because I can count on having extra time. Some
years earlier, some a bit later but that's a good target date.I'm in southwest VA, zone 7b, and
my crop ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3278 Lambic Blend vs. 3763 Roselare on 03-06-2013 at 01:06 AM
Last summer I brewed two beers, one with Lambic Blend, the other with Roselare, about three
weeks apart. They're now about 7 months old and tonight was the first sampling. The Roselare
was INCREDIBLE ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3278 Extra long primary fermentation on 03-04-2013 at 04:20 PM
I decided not to intervene and let it ferment out, whatever the source, yeast or bacterial. The
bubbles eventually stopped and I moved it to the cellar for storage, where it's been since and
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation with Wyeast 9097? on 01-20-2013 at 08:05 PM
I'm in the same situation, two years later. After three weeks, my gravity is at 1.038. I've
been holding at about 62-64 degrees but have now brought it upstairs where it's closer to a
constant 68-70, ...
Posted in thread: Lots of equipment for sale on 12-09-2012 at 10:55 PM
I'm here if you're still interested in selling.
Posted in thread: Lots of equipment for sale on 12-08-2012 at 02:22 PM
Leaving tomorrow for Cincy. Is this still for sale?