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Posted in thread: Hot Box idea on 01-19-2010 at 10:21 PM
I built something similar to KiltedCorpse. I used a heat lamp (big red bulb) and a computer fan
blowing on it. And it is controlled by a line level thermostat.I don't think you need to worry
Posted in thread: hacker pschorr yeast HW yeast harvest on 01-04-2010 at 06:52 PM
Good to know. Thanks.What about Paulaner HefeWeizen?
Posted in thread: hacker pschorr yeast HW yeast harvest on 01-04-2010 at 02:58 PM
I'm trying to harvest some yeast from a bottle of Hacker Pschorr HefeWeizen. I stirred up the
sediment from the bottom of the bottle and put it in a small starter (1 cup with yeast
nutrients) 4 days a...
Posted in thread: Yeast cake or starter? on 12-03-2009 at 06:06 PM
check into washing/rinsing yeast. It basically gets rid of the beer and hops from the cake and
leaves you with just the yeast.After this you may want to create a starter to get the yeast
going but not...
Posted in thread: draining your mash tun on 11-12-2009 at 08:55 PM
mtags, your braided steel hose inside your tun DOES NOT do the siphoning.... you need to run a
length of hose outside of your MLT off of your valve into your BK (if using gravity or a
Posted in thread: draining your mash tun on 11-12-2009 at 07:32 PM
Are you fly sparging or batch sparging? That may help us understand if you are over sparging.
Also are you using a hose connected to the mash tun to get some siphon effect in the mash
tun?When I laute...
Posted in thread: draining your mash tun on 11-12-2009 at 05:08 PM
The dead space is easy. Put a gallon of water in your empty mash tun, then drain it out.
Subtract whatever comes out from the gallon you put in and that's your answer.So I assume this
is involves no t...
Posted in thread: draining your mash tun on 11-12-2009 at 04:59 PM
I'm referring to my sparge. My drain runs great, the hose from my drain is flowing as fast a
possible. But after I've gotten a large portion of my wort out, the flow goes down to a
trickle. I think I ...
Posted in thread: draining your mash tun on 11-12-2009 at 02:51 PM
When should I stop draining my mash tun?My mash tun is a 10 gal rectangular cooler with a
stainless steel braid going to the drain. The drain is the coolers drain.If I leave the tun
flat on the counte...
Posted in thread: yeast bank from smack pack on 09-25-2009 at 04:43 PM
I'm planning to start a yeast bank this weekend from a smack pack of wyeast.Should I extract
the yeast from the smack pack and put it directly into my yeast bank jars, or should I create a