Last Activity:04-11-2013 11:27 PM
Posted in thread: Refractometer readings in BRIX on 04-11-2013 at 12:58 AM
As long as you have the original gravity and a good calculator (beersmith) a refractometer for
FG works perfectly! I haven't used a hydrometer in over a year...How do you know it works
perfectly if yo...
Posted in thread: Supplemental Starter? on 04-10-2013 at 04:16 PM
Not to hijack this thread, but I guess I'm reading that flocculation doesn't reduce
fermentation activity of the yeast? Or how is this activity affected, if at all, by
flocculation??I don't think you ...
Posted in thread: Supplemental Starter? on 04-10-2013 at 10:48 AM
Thanks cycleman. I went down early this am to pitch another vial, but no need. In fact, the
opposite, I have a very aggressive fermentation on my hands, blowing thru both blowoff tubes at
an alarming ...
Posted in thread: About to can AG yeast starter - any words of wisdom on 04-09-2013 at 01:23 AM
I can wort and I can't say enough for it. The convenience of having wort ready to go for
starters is worth the effort.I really plow thru the stuff, though, mostly because I am also
producing slants on...
Posted in thread: Supplemental Starter? on 04-09-2013 at 01:12 AM
So, I had some issues with my starter. The yeast flocced heavily and stalled my stir bar.
Problem is, I don't know when it happened over its 24-hour lifespan, so I think I need to
consider this starte...
Posted in thread: acid concentrations in Bru'n on 04-05-2013 at 03:48 PM
The acid concentration is reported with the acid. You are just duplicating what the container
says. For instance, lactic acid is frequently sold at 88% concentration in the US. Phosphoric
acid might b...
Posted in thread: acid concentrations in Bru'n on 04-05-2013 at 02:25 PM
I have started using Bru'n to work out my desired water profiles. I have some very alkaline
water with very low sulfates/chlorides, so I will be adjusting pH with acid solutions.When %, I
am assuming ...
Posted in thread: Dumping Yeast in Septic on 04-03-2013 at 01:59 AM
10+ years and I have never had the septic oumped ( are you supposed to). Everything except the
spent grain goes down the drain.You will know when it needs pumping. :D
Posted in thread: How many batches does your propane tank last? on 03-25-2013 at 10:54 PM
Here on the farm, we have about 8 20lb cylinders and 1 200lb cylinder. I never run out. You
city kids need to learn that one is none and two is one. :)That said, I started using a water
bath and it lo...
Posted in thread: checking temperature in primary? on 03-23-2013 at 03:17 AM
I use this guy: I already owned one. There a cheaper versions out there, though.