Last Activity:09-24-2013 4:20 PM
Posted in thread: Sluggish Yeast question on 08-09-2013 at 04:35 PM
I purchased a smack pack of Wyeast Czech Pils 2278 and made my 3L starter per usual. I noticed
that the pack did not fully expand like it usually does, but my LHBS said it was a slow starter
Posted in thread: Foam Troubleshooting on 07-03-2013 at 11:23 PM
I have 10 foot lines which have worked very well for me in the past (with most kegs). I have a
collar with the shanks running through it. I keep my keezer at 34F because I lager my pilsners
in the kee...
Posted in thread: Foam Troubleshooting on 07-03-2013 at 03:09 PM
I was wondering if anybody can offer suggestions as to why some of my kegs turn out really
foamy and others do not. I have a Czech Pilsner on right now that started out foamy, and the
tap continues to...
Posted in thread: Nanobrewery System on 12-02-2011 at 04:10 AM
We are in the early stages of figuring out our start-up costs, but the number one goal is to
keep costs very low during this first stage of business. This endeavor will unfold in multiple
steps, with ...
Posted in thread: Nanobrewery System on 11-30-2011 at 09:00 PM
My brother and I are starting up a Kansas City nanobrewery specializing inGerman beers. We have
developed a logo and some recipes but were in the planning stages of designing the physical
Posted in thread: Rinsed Yeast -- No Fermentation on 11-02-2011 at 04:57 PM
Well, 60 hours later and there's finally some krausen and activity. I agree that getting the
rinsed yeast going in a yeast starter would prevent such a sluggish fermentation start. I'm
just pleased th...
Posted in thread: Rinsed Yeast -- No Fermentation on 11-02-2011 at 03:57 AM
I rinsed some yeast that had fermented a munich helles and repitched it into a new batch of
dunkel. The yeast had been in the helles carboy for three weeks when I crash cooled the batch
to 40 F from 5...
Posted in thread: 2011 1st Place HBT- Light lager- Augustiner Lagerbier Hell on 09-08-2011 at 03:23 PM
I'm very interested about the yeast starter and how you say activity is more important than
number of cells. I brew lagers and have been trained to make 3-4L starters for a 5-gallon
batch, cool, decan...
Posted in thread: Substitute for DME in Starter on 03-31-2011 at 05:48 PM
Since 3 lbs. of DME costs $17 at my LHBS, I've been looking for a cheaper way to do my yeast
starters. Last weekend I did a second sparge after I had gathered all my helles wort in the
brew kettle to ...
Posted in thread: Munich Dunkel Ingredients on 03-08-2011 at 02:39 PM
I was going to brew Jamil's Munich Dunkel recipe, which calls for 99% Munich Dark and 1% Carafa
II Special, which has been dehusked and does not impart much roasted flavors, mostly color, to