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Posted in thread: American Barley Wine on 01-07-2014 at 03:51 PM
This is my first barley wine, and my first time using an extended boil. Constructive criticism
is most appreciated!Fermentables:17 lbs. Maris Otter1.5 lbs. Carapils1 lb. Caramel 60.5 lb.
Posted in thread: Infected mead? on 09-17-2013 at 11:46 PM
Thanks. I used cotes de blanc white wine yeast from Red Star. Probably a good call on the
additional yeast nutrient.I tried my best to mix the honey and water, but there is still a very
solid mass of ...
Posted in thread: Infected mead? on 09-17-2013 at 11:02 PM
Last night, I made a 5 gallon batch of pretty simple mead (15 lbs grocery store honey, topped
up with Deer Park spring water, yeast nutrient, white wine yeast). This morning I saw what I
feared to be ...
Posted in thread: Did I just ruin my beer (orange peel edition) on 04-11-2013 at 03:12 PM
You threw a whole orange in post boil?
Posted in thread: Did I just ruin my beer (orange peel edition) on 04-09-2013 at 01:28 PM
So, I decided to add orange peel to a brew this past weekend, and rather than reading up on it
like an intelligent person, I simply took one whole orange peel, diced it, threw it in at 5
minutes, and ...
Posted in thread: Black and White Ale on 03-27-2013 at 05:53 PM
I'm trying to brew a stout with the soul of a Belgian wit, or essentially do to white ale what
CDA did to IPA. I've got most of my recipe, but I'm still trying to figure out which base malt
would go b...
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting on 03-14-2013 at 02:54 PM
My problem was that instead of letting it sit for 20 minutes, I let it sit overnight, and the
viable yeast got all mixed in with the trub. If you look closely, you can see veins of white
going into th...
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting on 03-12-2013 at 03:40 PM
Thanks for the link. That's a little more complicated than I thought, but far less so than
washing and harvesting after primary.
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting on 03-12-2013 at 03:24 PM
I'm honestly not sure what I did wrong. I think I let it sit too long, and the viable yeast got
mixed in with the trub.This is the last thing I saw before dumping it down the drain:
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting on 03-11-2013 at 08:36 PM
I've read a lot about people harvesting yeast after primary fermenation, and the one time I
tried this, I failed pretty spectacularly.Is it possible to make a two-stage yeast starter,
then pitch half ...