Last Activity:10-04-2011 5:41 PM
Posted in thread: What used to take 35 min. now takes 35 seconds on 08-05-2011 at 02:30 PM
err... you have a blichmann conical, brewed 15 batches, and you just used a hydrometer for the
first time? Odd. My thoughts exactly :drunk:
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 07-31-2011 at 07:02 PM
Beersmith doesn't understand this yeast. My recipe was predicited to finish much higher
according to beersmith, but it finishes right around 1.000.If you're at 1.007, unless you have
a ton of unfermen...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 07-11-2011 at 12:02 PM
I brewed a 5 gallon batch of 1055 on 7/2/11 and by 7/9/11 it was at 1007. Beersmith predicted
1008 (as did the recipe I used). I've seen a lot of people say "this yeast seldom finishes
above 1004." Do...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 07-07-2011 at 07:19 PM
Damn. I guess I need to learn to wash yeast!
Posted in thread: Glass vs Better Bottle on 07-07-2011 at 02:49 PM
Better Bottles, in my opinion. A good soak in OxyClean Free negates the need to use a carboy
brush (I don't even own a brush).There's also this (granted, it's from Better Bottle's website,
but they ci...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 07-07-2011 at 02:19 PM
Has anyone been reusing yeast long enough to experience any mutations or changes? Also any
issues with just repitching on the yeast cake rather than collecting a quart, cleaning the
fermenter, then pi...
Posted in thread: Howdy from Texas on 06-21-2011 at 09:02 PM
Welcome! I'm not sure if there's a homebrewing club in Denton, but the North Texas Homebrewers
Association has brewdays once per month and is a great way to talk to some really knowledgeable
Posted in thread: $8, 10 minute, DIY wooden mash paddle on 06-21-2011 at 05:05 PM
See? I knew I wasn't the first to do something like this :cross:
Posted in thread: $8, 10 minute, DIY wooden mash paddle on 06-18-2011 at 07:03 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first person to have done this, but I thought I'd share my mash paddle,
which I think offers a great bang for the buck, is pretty high quality, is very cheap, and was
very easy to...
Posted in thread: SS Braid Help on 06-03-2011 at 06:38 PM
im building mine right now, and have used advice gleaned from here. Take a long strip of Romex
wire and cut it open and pull the ground out. Wrap this around something to make a spring-like