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Posted in thread: High Gravity Fermentation... on 01-05-2015 at 09:42 PM
^^ agreed^^I miss read the op's question. Not much yeast is needed. My concern is toxic shock
going from storage to 12%This is my concern too. I would use US-05 but I'm afraid that it'll be
Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout recipe critique/advice on 01-05-2015 at 02:07 AM
It ended up finishing at 1.029 and the cold I had at the time I tasted it from the barrel must
have been keeping me from tasting the contributions of the barrel, because the bourbon/oak
notes are stil...
Posted in thread: High Gravity Fermentation... on 01-02-2015 at 06:43 AM
I thought about the 099. Never used White Labs yeast cause no store I've been to carries it
(would have to order it online). Would it need a starter as if it was being used for primary
Posted in thread: High Gravity Fermentation... on 01-02-2015 at 06:07 AM
So I haven't posted in a while...been brewing pretty regularly but just have been busy and
haven't posted but I do read threads from time to time. Anyways, I've kinda started a tradition
(only in it's...
Posted in thread: anyone ever personally use champagne yeast? on 10-18-2014 at 07:27 AM
Haven't used it as the primary (only) yeast in a beer, but I used champagne yeast in my last
Russian Imperial Stout that finished in the mid 12% - low 13% ABV range. I tossed in one pack
well after an...
Posted in thread: Sour Mash Newbie And Hypochondriac - Will My Beer Kill Me? on 10-07-2014 at 04:24 AM
Not to pile on along with the people telling you to just suck it up and not worry...but let me
put it to you this way -Do you eat beef that's cooked anything less than well done? Have you
eaten over e...
Posted in thread: "It's the water..." on 10-07-2014 at 03:48 AM
I'm not a water expert by any means, but just looking over your water analysis, I honestly
don't think you're in that bad of a situation. Maybe I'm missing something blatantly obvious
that others are ...
Posted in thread: What was your Gatewaybeer to craft beer? on 09-16-2014 at 03:42 AM
Depends what you'd really consider a gateway to craft beer...I mean, when I was in college I
pretty much hated beer until I discovered J.W. Dundee's Honey Brown, by no means a craft beer
but good enou...
Posted in thread: planting hops in fall? on 09-11-2014 at 02:30 PM
I actually *just* came inside from planting 5 new crowns at my new house. Going to hopefully
transplant 5 others here soon as well. Great Lakes Hops actually suggests this as a great time
of year to p...
Posted in thread: Hot summer fermentation help on 06-18-2014 at 05:20 AM
You'll be fine. My only form of temp control is a swamp cooler/ice bottles and I usually stop
changing out bottles after only about 3 days. If you're at final gravity there's no issue.