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Posted in thread: 12 hrs..no activity! on 08-11-2011 at 02:25 AM
If the smack pack swole up, you have live yeast. It may not be as viable as desired, but your
beer will be fine.RDWHAHB
Posted in thread: Old to homebrew new to winebrew on 08-11-2011 at 02:09 AM
So those campden tablets don't harm the yeast at all? What kind of fruit to water ratio should
I aim for?They harm added yeasts slightly, but natural occurring yeasts are much more
Posted in thread: Color and Efficiency on 08-10-2011 at 05:32 PM
I know that isn't true, because you can do a second running and it doesn't come out at 0 SRM.
The color of the second running is lighter (but not 0) and so is the sugar content.Very true,
Posted in thread: Color and Efficiency on 08-10-2011 at 05:21 PM
My intuition tells me that color is a lot easier to extract from grain than sugars. Thus, you
always reach 100% of color extraction.Not sure if this is exact though.
Posted in thread: Bottling 10% ABV Golden Strong - add yeast? on 07-25-2011 at 04:07 PM
Tip #1: as you can guess, this beer will not carbonate extremely quickly.Tip #2: You most
likely have the required amount of viable yeast for bottle fermentation in the sediment. When
you rack your be...
Posted in thread: Lincoln Lawyer on 07-22-2011 at 03:29 PM
To be honest I was a little be let down by the movie.SWMBO and I both read the novel
beforehand, and although the movie was decent, there's a lot that they had to leave out for the
movie, so much so t...
Posted in thread: Next Batch Ideas with Octoberfest Ale Yeast Cake on 07-20-2011 at 04:29 PM
That is a darker beer to lighter beer for the yeast cake which may lead to off tastes right?
Better to wash yeast and make a starter, which is what I normally do. Just looking for other
Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen on 07-20-2011 at 04:21 PM
I have to thank Ed for this recipe. Brewed it up for the second time, just kegged it after 8
days in primary and the FG sample I took was simply delicious.I just want to emphasize how
Posted in thread: BeerSmith2: Simplified Brewsheet on 07-15-2011 at 12:50 PM
I just noticed that it's not displaying any dry-hop additions. Not sure if this is intentional
or not so I thought I would mention it.Yes that was removed in the fermentation section. This
sheet may n...
Posted in thread: BeerSmith2: Simplified Brewsheet on 07-13-2011 at 03:55 PM
It there a bug in the report function $EFFICIENCY that doesn't show the % sign or am I missing
something?I noticed that when I was creating it: the standard Brewsheet doesn't have the
symbol, and to s...