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Posted in thread: Acceptable Yeast Harvest from Starter? on 12-06-2013 at 08:45 PM
Sterilized is better, but not required. Especially if you have a low number of generations.
Have a look at my yeast harvesting, a non-slant method.MC
Posted in thread: PSA: Please stop carbonating in growlers on 12-06-2013 at 08:41 PM
We store our harvested yeast from the 3bbl fermenters in glass growlers, the standard screw top
variety. Anyway, the more they sat, the more we noticed that trapped CO2 was escaping from the
Posted in thread: Dogs on 12-05-2013 at 03:39 PM
Safety first! those wondering... Those are medium-size safety vests from Amazon ($6 a
piece)... I put them on backwards (zipper on the back), and I removed about 8" of material from
the back (the dog...
Posted in thread: Bare bones cider series on 12-05-2013 at 03:35 PM
Most wine yeasts will bring the cider down to bone dry. I'd try using a beer yeast instead.
I've had good luck with Wyeast #1028 and some back-sweetening. Have a look here.MC
Posted in thread: It's a class 3 felony to homebrew in the town I live in... on 12-05-2013 at 01:54 PM
Apple juice container (with a little bit of yeast in it) goes a long way. :)MC
Posted in thread: Simple cider recipe on 12-04-2013 at 03:38 PM
This is my first shot at cider, did two batches, one with apple juice and one with a local
cider. I am moving them both to secondary tomorrow and have a question. What am I looking for
to know when se...
Posted in thread: Airlock leaking question on 12-03-2013 at 06:50 PM
The point I took from a youtube video buy Gary from Home Brewer TV when it was stil on. He'd
been doing it for a while. It kills nasties that get through the lil holes in the airlock cap.
Posted in thread: Airlock leaking question on 12-03-2013 at 02:07 PM
I brewed batch number 3 last night and it was the first time I used a plastic carboy. Without
thinking I added my beer to the carboy, inserted the bung w/the airlock and the airlock was
filled to the ...
Posted in thread: Black Layer on Top?, Secondary Ferment, Pics on 12-01-2013 at 11:22 PM
You are right. It is very clear. So the yeast light refraction makes it look black. Wow! I
would have never thought of that. I figured the bright room and white walls why would the clear
part look bla...
Posted in thread: Black Layer on Top?, Secondary Ferment, Pics on 12-01-2013 at 04:16 PM
This is a recipe from beer captured and said to rack to secondary for 6 weeks.It is a Belgian
Golden so I hope it all doesnt turn blackIt's not black. It's clear. The yeast is pale and