Last Activity:09-22-2014 7:32 PM
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Posted in thread: Pick one beer to drink for the rest of your life on 09-11-2014 at 06:50 PM
1) Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier1a) Yuengling Lager on tap (call it a guilty pleasure)
Posted in thread: Best Commercial Pumpkin Beer on 09-11-2014 at 06:45 PM
I can take or leave most pumpkin-spice beers. However, the one I really like every year is
Shipyard Pumpkinhead. One place I went to last week served it in a pint glass with cinnamon
sugar around the ...
Posted in thread: STC-1000 Temp Controller - Noobie question on 09-10-2014 at 01:16 PM
Do you have the temp probe in a thermowell in a fermenter or pressed to the side of a
fermenter/keg and insulated with foam, or is the probe hanging freely in the freezer? The
ambient temp will over a...
Posted in thread: STC-1000 Temp Controller - Noobie question on 09-09-2014 at 02:55 PM
I use an old heating pad wrapped around about half the bucket. The temp probe is on the other
side of the bucket. Both are held on by 2 bungee cords that are wrapped around the entire
bucket. The temp...
Posted in thread: How do you control fermentation temps? on 09-08-2014 at 08:06 PM
I have a $25 chest freezer that I bought off Craigslist. I also have a $19 STC-1000 temp
controller. The STC-1000 is plugged into a GFCI outlet in my basement. The chest freezer is
plugged into the 'c...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison - they were right! on 09-02-2014 at 01:11 PM
The reason I am considering US05 is that I have a Cream Ale that is done and I plan on
harvesting the yeast. One pint will go in the fridge, one pint may be used to finish the 3724
Saison.Looks like n...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison - they were right! on 08-27-2014 at 01:59 PM
i have been emailing with a tech at wyeast, and they wrote to me:"The only trick we know so far
to get 3724 to finish w/o stalling is running it at 90oF from the start."Since this is my first
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison - they were right! on 08-26-2014 at 05:33 PM
Instead of US05, consider wyeast 3711. It attenuates like crazy and a lot of brewers, including
me, really like the strain.The reason I am considering US05 is that I have a Cream Ale that is
done and ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison - they were right! on 08-25-2014 at 06:37 PM
5 weeks? Pitch at 90F? Sorry, but you're doing it all wrong.This yeast can be done at 1.003 -
1.006 in 6-7 days if treated right, and without all of the nasty off flavors produced by
pitching at the e...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison - they were right! on 08-25-2014 at 06:29 PM
I read up on 3724 and decided to use it anyway for the first time this summer. I pitched on Aug
3 and raised the temp to 90oF during the course of a day. The OG went from 1.060 to 1.035 in 4
days. I f...