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Posted in thread: Graham's English Cider on 12-15-2015 at 02:37 PM
Started my first batch in March 2015 w/ harvested Nottingham yeast, moved to 3 gal glass
secondary after 3 weeks (4/2/15), and maybe feel it is about time to bottle this up! Ha. I kind
of forgot about...
Posted in thread: What Happened to my Hefe? on 07-13-2015 at 04:46 PM
which dry yeast?lka brewer is right- you don't want to cold crash or age a hefe. The beer name
means "with yeast."
Posted in thread: pitching straight from the vial? on 07-09-2015 at 03:33 PM
After shaking it, don't open the vial 100% right away!Crack the seal and let the
carbonation/foam settle down.Or open it over the FV so the yeast spray goes in.
Posted in thread: Starter not doing anything on 07-09-2015 at 02:25 PM
Good job on not using it and doing another beer!I have not used WY3944 in a while, but belgians
usually are pretty active and I think after two or three days it should be foaming real good.I
Posted in thread: California and Southwest Trip - What/Where To Buy? on 07-08-2015 at 04:49 AM
SF gets Modern Times now (cans, bottles, draft). City Beer store in SF has a lot of
beer.Bi-rite and Whole Foods will have most on your list too. I have not seen the SARA beer but
maybe I missed it.ot...
Posted in thread: Too much yeast resulting in over-carbonation? on 07-08-2015 at 04:21 AM
did you take a gravity reading before bottling ?Based on the bottle bombs, seems the yeast were
not 100% done in 6 days, maybe 80-90% depending on yeast type, aeration, fermentation temps
etc.and it s...
Posted in thread: separating mash day and brew day on 07-06-2015 at 11:17 PM
I have overnight mashed (start late like 9 or 10 pm- get up next day like 6-7am).Drain MLT,
sparge if necessary and start boil.you want to keep the temps up above 130* (I think) to avoid
lacto and oth...
Posted in thread: I'm in Oakland this week through Thursday. Meetup? on 07-06-2015 at 09:22 PM
Beer Rev is great. Another nearby stop: a belgian bottle shop a few blocks away- I can't recall
Posted in thread: Best time to read OG on 06-29-2015 at 03:28 PM
I do it twice too. for all grain batches, measure from full volume in the bk. I chill sample in
freezer, while bk comes to boil. Adjust hopping if necessary.2) after getting my volume in the
Posted in thread: CDA - Thoughts on Recipe Creation on 06-24-2015 at 04:41 AM
Lots of good advice. I would look drop OG to 1.085 ish by holding back some of the specialty
grain and 2 row- and more hops. Like lot more! Like 6 ish oz more total (1 more oz at 60, then