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Posted in thread: Cooling the wort, I learnt something yesterday on 11-14-2015 at 12:23 AM
If you can keep it sanitary, try stirring the wort a couple times after you add the ice. Moving
the wort around the cool outer surface of the kettle speeds up heat transfer, and should drop
your wort ...
Posted in thread: Rakau Hops on 11-13-2015 at 11:41 PM
Is Adirondack still around? I didn't mean to hijack the post, but thought it was a good place
to ask for info on Rakau hops.
Posted in thread: Cooling the wort, I learnt something yesterday on 11-13-2015 at 11:14 PM
I finish cooling in the sink to bring down to pitching temps. I use bags of ice cubes and
frozen 1 liter water bottles. One thing that helps speed the cooling is periodic stirring. Just
make sure the ...
Posted in thread: California Lager Yeast = Fail on 11-13-2015 at 10:57 PM
The difference between wort and yeast temp should be less than 10 degrees F, to prevent
stressing your yeast. I have gotten yeast that was 5 months old, and pitched without a starter.
It was slow to t...
Posted in thread: California Lager Yeast = Fail on 11-12-2015 at 06:58 PM
Don't be so impatient! 1. You underpitched, so it takes longer to build up sufficient cell
count, 2. You pitched at 80F, then cooled it down to 60F, a 20 degree drop, 3. The OG is 1.060,
which takes a...
Posted in thread: Rakau Hops on 11-11-2015 at 03:11 AM
Sounds good. Thanks. I'll go ahead and brew with Rakau and post results here. It will probably
be a few weeks though.
Posted in thread: California Lager Yeast = Fail on 11-10-2015 at 08:01 PM
It probably has to do with head space, and how full you are filling them. When empty, you could
fill empty fermenters with water accurately measured to 1 or 3 gallons and mark them on the
outside. A o...
Posted in thread: California Lager Yeast = Fail on 11-10-2015 at 07:22 PM
+1 for waiting a week. Did you add yeast nutrient? If not, you could still add it.I have a
lager fermenting now that took a week to start because I pitched yeast slurry that was 1 year
old. If I had n...
Posted in thread: Rakau Hops on 11-10-2015 at 06:58 PM
Any update on this post? I'm considering brewing a session IPA with Rakau, but would like some
feedback from someone who has brewed with this hop.