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Posted in thread: 98 hours and counting!! NO FERMENTATION! on 10-28-2009 at 05:07 AM
Ok. Once again, I will state that I am operating from a place of ignorance in regard to dry
yeast. I've never worked with it, and I don't know of any commercial brewery that uses it. If
I'm wrong, I'm...
Posted in thread: IPA water recipe - adjusting high bicarbonate water on 10-28-2009 at 04:55 AM
Another note when trying to adjust your water to a classic profile: we don't necessarily have
any idea what those breweries are doing to their water once they pull it from the municipal
system. From t...
Posted in thread: Well water on 10-28-2009 at 04:47 AM
Forgot this edit: if you can, bypass your softener. As Palmer says, you probably need the
calcium it removes and you don't need the added sodium.
Posted in thread: 98 hours and counting!! NO FERMENTATION! on 10-28-2009 at 04:38 AM
There's absolutely nothing wrong with dry yeast. The op didn't give any info on his brew,
besides the yeast isn't working. Maybe he pitched at to high of a temp, he was asked about his
ph, no response...
Posted in thread: Well water on 10-28-2009 at 04:31 AM
I'm on beautiful, wonderful Colorado well water. Love it, but the same rules apply to all water
supplies. Well water just happens to be extremely variable, because you might have very
different water ...
Posted in thread: 98 hours and counting!! NO FERMENTATION! on 10-28-2009 at 03:26 AM
Sorry, brother, I can't imagine how frustrating that is to watch your brew sit quietly.I've
never used dry yeast, but have brewed hundreds of batches with liquid yeast and appropriate
starters (see ww...
Posted in thread: Willing to spend on a recipe on 08-18-2009 at 05:43 AM
I get pretty strict about this, so if you're doing it right, you have to account for the
propane and for the money spent on things like DME for starters even if you're washing yeast. I
buy everything ...
Posted in thread: Visiting Seattle - What to do? on 02-24-2009 at 02:50 AM
Beatles Dude - awesome, awesome pic on your profile. Go Donks...Yes again to Naked City. Right
down the road from my old house. Look up the drunk surgeon at the end of the bar. That's my
Posted in thread: Dry hopping already boiled hops on 02-21-2009 at 03:32 AM
Would this work for other ales? Would "dry hopping" (not really) spent hops add IBUs? I would
think not, but I wanted to get some advice.Dry hopping (or wet hopping, I imagine) doesn't ever
add IBUs. ...
Posted in thread: I may have drilled the keggle hole too big on 02-11-2009 at 03:25 PM
Just my 2cents. But I didn't see any s/s washers on your list.You cant crank down a nut on a O
ring. Oring/washer/nutI did add an SS washer to either side of the vessel wall to enhance my
ability to c...