Last Activity:05-27-2016 11:38 AM
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Posted in thread: Starter from dregs on 05-06-2016 at 08:55 PM
I'm doing a sip of sunshine clone soon. I saved the dregs from 4 cans of heady topper and
dumped them into a 1020 starter. 2 days later it appeared to have finished fermenting so I
decanted and added ...
Posted in thread: Pid controlled chest freezer is possessed on 04-26-2016 at 01:06 PM
The johnson controller has been working perfectly so I'm sure the freezer is fine. The keg of
kolsch that froze seems a little more watery than the first keg I'm drinking now. I shook the
hell out of ...
Posted in thread: Pid controlled chest freezer is possessed on 04-20-2016 at 01:28 PM
Well, I just found it below 0 again but I caught it before the keg froze again. I'm thinking
that it has to be the thermocouple. I hooked up my old school johnson dial controller, hope it
Posted in thread: Pid controlled chest freezer is possessed on 04-19-2016 at 09:12 PM
The one I have is just like the stc 1000 but it reads in fahrenheit. It has worked perfect for
about 2 years and is working perfectly again after the deep freeze.
Posted in thread: Pid controlled chest freezer is possessed on 04-18-2016 at 10:19 PM
I had a keg of kolsch on gas and a half of a case of bottles in my chest freezer lagering at 35
degrees. Everything was fine for several weeks when I noticed the pid was reading minus 2
degrees. I ope...
Posted in thread: Heady topper, sip of sunshine, Julius & sap yeast on 04-04-2016 at 08:18 PM
I was fortunate enough to have someone bring a cooler full of these wonderful beers to Florida
for me. I am pretty sure the heady and sos use conan a yeast and I have been saving the dregs
from them. ...
Posted in thread: Lots of fermentation stuck at 1.020 on 03-21-2016 at 01:13 PM
I think my issue was the washed us05 I was using. My ipa and pale ale both stopped at 1020
using it and they both have a slight bubblegum flavor. They are surprisingly good and maybe
I'll just pretend...
Posted in thread: Lots of fermentation stuck at 1.020 on 03-11-2016 at 12:54 AM
This answer may not help much, but may lead you to a better answer. I think it comes down to
fermentability of the extract. It varies, and can be different from what the manufacturer says.
Posted in thread: Lots of fermentation stuck at 1.020 on 03-10-2016 at 10:23 PM
I have had the same issue since moving from ny to florida. The only changes I've made should be
positive ones, I now have a temperature controlled fermenter, I use starters (usually washed
yeast), I c...
Posted in thread: US-05 yeast is BELGIAN! on 02-29-2016 at 01:18 AM
I have gotten the same belgian flavors on the the 2 ipas using us05 and fermentation temps at
64. It has never happened before.