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Posted in thread: Sprinkle Dry Yeast directly into starter? on 06-10-2016 at 05:32 PM
Cool thanks guys. I did a 750 ml 1.036 starter and sprinkled a dry yeast pack directly on the
chilled wort. I put it on a stir plate for 24 hours and took it off. I'm not seeing any
activity like I've...
Posted in thread: Sprinkle Dry Yeast directly into starter? on 06-10-2016 at 04:30 PM
Would anyone see any problems sprinkling dry yeast directly on a starter wort without
rehydrating? I was hoping to get a yeast starter already active before pitching.
Posted in thread: Darth Vader - Black IPA on 12-31-2015 at 03:21 AM
Making this tomorrow!How many packets of US-05 are people using for the 5g batch? Also I
accidentally got Extra Special roast (130L). What are people's thoughts on how this will change
the beer? Good ...
Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-20-2015 at 06:23 PM
I would advise against adding anything more to this batch. It can cause more problems that it
will solve not that fermentation is underway. The better time to correct was in the boil kettle
but that s...
Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-20-2015 at 02:41 PM
As stated by others, water pH doesn't matter. It's the mash pH (measured at room temp) that is
important. But, pH is probably a minor contributor to your low efficiency.Make sure your
thermometer is c...
Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-20-2015 at 12:32 AM
This is all great insight. Thanks! Looks like I need to take a couple steps next time. Just to
get things right, I need to:- Make sure my grain is crushed fine enough- Take a pH reading of
my water to...
Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-19-2015 at 06:37 PM
Howdy,I am having some troubles hitting my target gravity after mash. I have a cooler mash tun
that keeps a stable heat just fine, but never seem to get a high enough gravity. Here is an
example from ...
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-31-2013 at 10:22 PM
The beer started bubbling this morning after less than 30 hours! It has been nearly 48 hours
and now and has a constant airlock bubble and a nice foam head.No, we didn't do a starter. I am
pretty new ...
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-31-2013 at 12:14 AM
Great news! I just read that liquid yeasts take more time to start than dry yeast, which this
is my first liquid yeast. Hoping for a hefty brew! OG of 1.080 and shooting for a 8% ABV. Good
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-30-2013 at 08:32 PM
Hey party people,I just started a Belgian inspired Christmas Ale that is sitting in a carboy as
we speak but not seeing any activity after 17 hours. I am relatively new to brewing and only
have done a...