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Posted in thread: Buying new fermenters on 12-09-2015 at 02:44 PM
I have won a couple of plastic conicals over the years...they are still in the boxes.5g batches
are fermented in 6g glass carboys.10-12g batches are fermented in 15.5g Sankes.1-BBL+ batches
Posted in thread: Should I still rack to secondary? on 12-08-2015 at 07:04 PM
So I followed the Norris Farmer Breakfast Milk Stout recipe found here:
www.myoldkentuckyhomebrew.com/beer/I couldn't upload it directly because it is a .doc file and
isn't supported, sorry.Anyway, I ...
Posted in thread: WLP 830 German Lager stuck at 1.204 on 12-04-2015 at 10:49 PM
I think you have some process things to address to help ensure future fermentations go more
smoothly. Good luck!
Posted in thread: Amercan Ale, is this gravity right? on 12-04-2015 at 10:44 PM
Quite dry (low finishing gravity). My questions would be:(1) is your hydrometer calibrated? It
should read 1.000 in distilled water at whatever the calibration temperature is (it will say on
Posted in thread: I Just Don't Get It.. on 12-01-2015 at 03:03 AM
Looks perfect to me. No point risking a stuck fermentation. Takes most brewers awhile to learn
to trust their lager yeast if they're used to ale fermentations.Rare to hear anyone complaining
about a l...
Posted in thread: Saflager W-34/70 Required Headspace on 12-01-2015 at 03:01 AM
Blowoff tube is cheap anti-mess insurance.Fermenting 5g in a 5g carboy with no tube is asking
for trouble, even with a lager. I am also glad to see you treating this properly with a cool
pitch. I woul...
Posted in thread: Most Renowned Beer Competition on 04-13-2015 at 05:25 PM
The NHC is definitely king. First-round judging is just complete, so you can either send your
beer somewhere else or wait until next year.Personally, IMO there are very few (if any) comps
that aren't ...
Posted in thread: Is one pkg of S-23 enough? on 04-10-2015 at 03:14 PM
Good to know. I've always heard very mixed opinions about the strain, but perhaps people are
just fermenting it too cold. I might give it a try on my next lager.Some people just hate it.
Denny Conn ha...
Posted in thread: Is one pkg of S-23 enough? on 04-10-2015 at 02:12 PM
The yeast should be hydrated at 73°F. (see the data sheet: )This. Always follow the product
sheet instructions re: pitching rate and rehydration. Conventional wisdom is that there are
about 20 billi...
Posted in thread: R/O and fermentation on 04-10-2015 at 02:02 PM
I use RO almost exclusively.But you need to take care of your mineral additions.The EZ Water
spreadsheet is pretty good!