Last Activity:12-10-2012 7:26 PM
Posted in thread: Is my yeast dead? on 11-21-2012 at 12:54 AM
It kicked off...or at least started bubbling out the blow off tube at about 18 hours and os now
chugging away. I think I will invest in a stir plate, start making starters and start washing
Posted in thread: Slow start on 11-20-2012 at 05:21 PM
Mine started kicking out some CO2system out of the blow off tube after 18 hours. It's going
good now. Does a slow start and stressed yeast cause off flavors? I know the possibility for
Posted in thread: Slow start on 11-19-2012 at 12:51 PM
Funny, I am having the same issue with the same exact yeast. See my post above yours. Not sure
if that is typical of 001 or we got some bad stuff. I am going to give it a day or two and if
its not kic...
Posted in thread: Is my yeast dead? on 11-19-2012 at 12:41 PM
Pitched a vial of WLP 001 Californian Ale yeast into a 5 gal batch of brown ale I made last
night. Pitched at 67 degrees and set it at 68. Took a look at it this morning (12 hours later)
and no activi...
Posted in thread: Overshooting single infusion Mash temp on 11-13-2012 at 01:47 PM
Just made a stout last weekend and over shot my strike temp/mash temp by 5 degrees and was at
161. Just wondering if anyone has ever done this and what the effect was on the final product.
I remember ...
Posted in thread: Did my yeast get too cold and head south for the winter? on 09-30-2012 at 03:26 PM
Thanks for the words. Yeah, I jumped the gun opening one early. My last batch over carbonated
in only a week so I got a little curious about where this one was in one week. I had never
tried cold cras...
Posted in thread: Did my yeast get too cold and head south for the winter? on 09-29-2012 at 05:08 PM
So I have a batch of brown porter that I put into secondary and decided to drop the temp down
to 45 degrees during the second week in secondary. I bottled it (2.2 gallons) with a 1/4 cup of
Posted in thread: suspicious white spots on top of beer in primary on 09-16-2012 at 06:41 PM
Thanks for the replies. I will just wait it out and see what the next few weeks brings.
Posted in thread: suspicious white spots on top of beer in primary on 09-16-2012 at 05:37 PM
Yes does have some normal looking bubbles around the wood, but the white spots are located in
the upper right hand corner if photo. I have seen yeast plumes before and these don't look like
Posted in thread: suspicious white spots on top of beer in primary on 09-16-2012 at 04:07 PM
Meant to say Secondary, not "Primary" in my title of thread..just to clarify. Made a batch of
all grain porter and split the batch into two different carboys for secondary. The first batch
I added a c...