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Posted in thread: Five Horizons Chocolate Stout on 11-02-2013 at 02:33 AM
just brewed this on sunday. made a 5.5 gal batch. I cut the recipe in half except for the
chocolate malt and roasted barley. also used the full 8 oz Hershey's cocoa powder(rehydrated).
it's going craz...
Posted in thread: WLP800 Pilsner Lager Slow Start on 06-11-2013 at 11:23 PM
So I grabbed the carboy out of the fermentation chamber just before making a starter and by the
time I was finished with the starter there were obvious signs of fermentation. So I didn't
pitch the sta...
Posted in thread: WLP800 Pilsner Lager Slow Start on 06-11-2013 at 04:10 AM
yeah good point. it's now been 6 days since brew day. I'm making a starter right now and am
hoping to pitch it into the wort at high krausen. Not really left with any other options.
Obviously pitch th...
Posted in thread: WLP800 Pilsner Lager Slow Start on 06-08-2013 at 08:52 PM
I brewed a lager (10 gallons) on tuesday evening and split into two yeasts. One fermenter got 3
vials of WLP830 and that started seeing some activity Friday morning a little over 48 hours
Posted in thread: WLP400 Stuck Fermentation—More yeast? Bottle dregs? on 06-06-2013 at 06:50 AM
How does the beer taste? Often people get too caught up on numbers and don't bother to actually
taste the beer. If it tastes good then it doesn't matter what the numbers say. Having said that
Posted in thread: Pre-Chilling for Lager Brewing on 04-26-2013 at 04:33 AM
I live in Charlotte and pitched the prechiller. I now have temp control so I just put the
wort/fermenter into the freezer until it hits pitching temp and then pitch. If you don't have
temp control I h...
Posted in thread: Pre-Chilling for Lager Brewing on 04-25-2013 at 03:19 AM
Thanks. I was hoping to not have to do that as the preferable manner is to pitch the yeast
right away but if that's the way it's gotta be then that's the way it's gotta be.
Posted in thread: Pre-Chilling for Lager Brewing on 04-24-2013 at 02:38 AM
I'm curious if anyone has had success with a pre-chiller. I live in the Seattle area and
generally have no issues using a therminator. I can get 12 gallons of wort to pitching temp in
about 15 minutes...
Posted in thread: hard cider on 04-24-2013 at 02:28 AM
I keg my cider. I do about 1/2 gallon of fresh juice (high quality good stuff) mixed with 4.5
gallons of fermented apple juice. Works very well. I don't use potassium sorbet or campton
tablets. It is ...
Posted in thread: Tips for a no stress double batch brew day on 11-05-2012 at 01:27 AM
I took advantage of the "extra hour" today and woke up early and brewed a double batch. The
first kettle was fired up around 7:30am and I was done with clean up around 4:00pm. I do all
grain 10 gallon...