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  • I want to brew the full range of St. Bernardus: Abt, Prior, Pater, Watou, Tripel
  • A clone of Green Flash IPA with all simcoe bittering and Cascade/Simcoe dry hopping.
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  • Posted in thread: When force carbonating, is the CO2 valve always open? on 04-29-2014 at 03:32 PM
    I searched and could not find the answer on this forum...I just received my pin lock keg, taps,
    regulator and CO2 tank.I cranked up the level to 20 PSI, put the keg/tank in the mini fridge...
    after co...

  • Posted in thread: ARRRRGH! Beersmith Eqip Profiles and Scaling on 02-14-2013 at 01:57 PM
    I thought this would be so simple.... buy the latest release of Beersmith, add in my 5 gallon
    recipes, hit the Scale button and,,, Presto! I have a 2.5 gallon recipe.Boy, was I wrong. I am
    about ready...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity hasn't changed in a week? on 10-22-2012 at 12:39 PM
    If you search this forum you will find that "stuck fermentations" at 1.020 are pretty common.
    The three items above are a good start to "unstick" your fermentation. I haven't taken a
    survey, but the g...

  • Posted in thread: Overboxygenation on 10-04-2012 at 07:26 PM
    If the temp of the wort was low enough (about room temp) then you probably CAN'T put too much
    oxygen in the liquid. The wort can only take so much oxygen. However, hot side aeration
    (oxygnating at 100...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter help on 09-18-2012 at 04:48 PM
    I've used only Wyeast strains for about ten years now. The swelling just tells me that the
    yeast is viable. If you're assured that your yeast is good, pitching it right after smacking it
    shouldn't mak...

  • Posted in thread: Late night brewing causes early morning stupidity on 09-18-2012 at 04:43 PM
    IMO, won't make a bit of difference.

  • Posted in thread: First Yeast Starter - No Activity on 09-18-2012 at 01:27 PM
    I recently went through something similar with a starter. Things I learned:1. Lack of
    bubbling/krausen doesn't mean your culture is dead.2. Change in color of the starter liquid
    (brownish to gold/blon...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 09-17-2012 at 08:31 PM
    Green Flash IPA clone with Simcoe bittering, Simcoe flavoring and Simcoe/Cascade dry
    hopping.Used my new toys: a banjo burner, 8 gal Polarware brew pot, a stir plate and a wort
    oxygenator wand. Had a ...

  • Posted in thread: A flat tire killed my yeast? on 09-17-2012 at 03:48 PM
    The 'control glass' has been proven to be nigh on useless. Gold--I don't use the control glass
    for any thing other than a "blunder check" for the first few days of fermentation.If I see

  • Posted in thread: A flat tire killed my yeast? on 09-17-2012 at 11:44 AM
    Just to close the loop on this whole story, I did pitch that 2nd starter and 22 hours later my
    fermenter is bubbling away. I keep a "control glass" of wort+yeast on the counter, just to
    observe what m...

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