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Posted in thread: Transfering to secondary fermentor on 08-29-2013 at 09:12 PM
I do it to get rid of the dormant yeast that becomes trub. It keeps a cleaner, fresher beer
without the dormant yeast giving too many off-flavors.You can sit on trub for several weeks
before worrying ...
Posted in thread: HERMS Help on 08-29-2013 at 09:03 PM
+1 for kal's post. I would find a probe immediately after the HLT not nearly as useful as a
probe low in the grain bed or below the false bottom.
Posted in thread: How long is your Brew Day??? on 08-29-2013 at 08:47 PM
I break it up...day before I do my grain milling and a yeast starter. Next day I can start
around 9am and pitch the yeast around 2. Double brew around 5:30. I very much prefer getting
every possible s...
Posted in thread: ADVICE 20 gal batch on 08-29-2013 at 06:25 PM
Yeah it will be quite an adventure. I'll be recruiting help but I like to bottle because I give
out a lot of beer and it's not convenient to have it all in kegs at the house. I take it to
Posted in thread: ADVICE 20 gal batch on 08-27-2013 at 09:59 PM
UPDATE - The airlocks showed activity for a full 10 days and today I took my first hydrometer
reading and it's down from 1.074 to 1.016. Day after tomorrow I will be transferring to
secondary for two ...
Posted in thread: ADVICE 20 gal batch on 08-18-2013 at 01:09 AM
Thanks, I just manage to stress myself out
Posted in thread: ADVICE 20 gal batch on 08-16-2013 at 11:09 PM
10/10/13 is the date and White Labs puts that four months out so 6/10/13? And I don't have a
stir plate but was recommended to swirl the wort as frequently as possible which I did. Visible
Posted in thread: ADVICE 20 gal batch on 08-16-2013 at 06:36 PM
So I just brewed a 20 Gal batch yesterday and did a yeast starter instead of buying like 8
vials of yeast. I asked the guy at the shop who has given me great advice over the years. He
said I could use...
Posted in thread: sierra nevada extract clone advice on 01-28-2013 at 08:48 PM
You'll get a better bitter flavor with a 60 hop boil instead of the bittering extract. Use
extract for the sugar content but use hops for your bitter/flavor/aroma profile
Posted in thread: Magical 1.020 FG on 01-28-2013 at 08:42 PM
That's not terrible. If you're not happy with it pitch more yeast.