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Posted in thread: How long does an extract kit last? on 04-17-2013 at 06:04 AM
I personally would not hold out much hope for 1+ year old LME. It could taste very
extract/twangy. But it is your first beer and you likely won't notice ha ha. I have no personal
Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 04-14-2013 at 02:00 AM
IMy starting boil was 7.25 gallons for a 5 gallon batch. I boiled hard for 90 min. Now, I have
a bit less than 4 gallons in the carboy, and a 1.076 gravity.Did I boil away too much liquid?
Should I ad...
Posted in thread: Is my LHBS leading mein the wrong direction? on 04-08-2013 at 05:45 PM
Yeast: Safale S-04Just looked it up online, this is what comes with the kit. ^^That is not a
yeast for a traditional wheat beer, btw. Anyways, brew the kit and then buy ingredients for
your next from ...
Posted in thread: 6 pack trade anyone on 04-08-2013 at 05:34 PM
Before you commit, I would suggest checking out shipping costs to make sure it is "worth it"
for you. It could cost $30+ to ship 6 bottles. If possible it makes a lot of sense to meet up
with a local ...
Posted in thread: I didn't dissolve the DME in my starter - am I boned? on 04-07-2013 at 02:27 PM
You need a huge starter for a lager. check out mrmalty.comdepending on OG you may need to start
with two vials or step it up a few times.cheers.
Posted in thread: No Activity in Yeast Starter- Looking for Advice on 03-28-2013 at 04:38 AM
It could be done fermenting. Take a hydrometer reading? Mine take less than 30 hours, which is
where you said yours was at.
Posted in thread: Do I use both packs of yeast? on 03-25-2013 at 03:36 AM
I never re-hydrate the dry yeast. But I do sprinkle and then leave sit for about 20 minutes and
then stir real good, get good results that way.The yeast cannot control what enters their cell
walls so ...
Posted in thread: Homebrewing myths that need to die on 03-25-2013 at 02:36 AM
I agree. One thing I've noticed is that unless you have a an extremely tuned/trained palate, or
have your beer torn apart (errrr....critiqued) by a national ranked judged, I really despise
Posted in thread: Do I use both packs of yeast? on 03-25-2013 at 02:17 AM
We need the OG before answering your question. Since you haven't told us: If it is less than
~1.070, practice rehydrating one pack. If it works then use it and save 2nd for another batch.
Posted in thread: Do I use both packs of yeast? on 03-25-2013 at 02:12 AM
I've never hydrated dry yeast. Where do you get this information that half the yeast is
lost?Well OK darn it. I just made it up. No I didnt. ha ha. The bible called "Yeast" -- page
146 by White/ Zaina...