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Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 03-16-2016 at 12:28 AM
Need some help please! I got everything built, but it doesn't work.I used a flat washer and
four rare-earth disc magnets. Super glue holds the whole thing together. The magnets are 1 1/8"
Posted in thread: Strong Scotch Ale on 12-27-2015 at 07:13 AM
Hi, i plan to brew a scotch next year, would there be any benefit to use golden premise instead
of maris otter.Also, is caramel malt + decotion mash + first wort caramel too much caramel and
Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 11-06-2015 at 12:12 AM
Has anyone successfully fired up a 1 gallon wine jug with this setup?I once spun a 1" stir bar
in a 5-gallon carboy to de-gas mead. The bottom glass was about 1/4" thick.If it doesn't work,
Posted in thread: Damn Carbonation won't happen on 05-18-2015 at 05:52 PM
This is not really correct. There should be no residual fermentable sugar left in the beer when
you put it in the bottles.The fermentation curve is a decaying exponential. There is always
some amount ...
Posted in thread: Damn Carbonation won't happen on 05-18-2015 at 02:35 PM
Well, I'm waving the white flag on this batch - it is what it is - lame carbonation after a
month + in 70+ degree room.I have been brewing about 2 batches per month for the last four
years. All bottle...
Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 08-11-2014 at 01:22 PM
I also didn't glue a washer to the fan blade, but rather glued the magnets directly to the
blade housing itself…Any suggestions or recommendations?The stir bar provides half of the
magnetic path. The ...
Posted in thread: Strong Scotch Ale on 08-04-2014 at 12:32 AM
Sorry for reviving this zombie again, but... it's for the beer.This is an amazingly good
recipe. After reading the thread and reading that the OP's contest entry was disqualified for
using PNW hops, I...
Posted in thread: when add candi syrup in belgian quad on 03-07-2014 at 02:33 AM
even for a 5 gal batch in a 7 gal fermenter?I used a 7 gallon primary bucket for some 1.084
Tripel and WLP550. Huge krausen. Plugged the airlock, then blew the lid off. Had yeast all over
the ceiling ...
Posted in thread: when add candi syrup in belgian quad on 03-07-2014 at 02:22 AM
what happens if you over pitch?There are several articles here and elsewhere that discuss
over-pitching. Autolysis can be a problem with deep commercial fermenters. I have never had a
problem with ove...
Posted in thread: when add candi syrup in belgian quad on 03-07-2014 at 02:09 AM
replace the airlock by a blow-off?Oh yeah. When there is that much sugar in solution, the yeast
are on steroids.I have variously used (at different times) two 6-gal fermenter buckets, a
blowoff tube, ...