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Posted in thread: Is safale yeast always loose in the packet? on 03-03-2013 at 07:59 PM
There's an ideal pitching rate. Check out mrmalty.com for more info on that. A good rule is
that for the right flavor and fermentation you want the yeast to reproduce 4 to 5 times. If you
pitch very l...
Posted in thread: Is safale yeast always loose in the packet? on 03-03-2013 at 07:45 PM
There are conflicting reports that not rehydrating can reduce viability by 50%. Reduced
pitching can increase fermentation time, reduce attenuation, and take longer for by products to
be cleaned up. I...
Posted in thread: So...How Many Make It? on 03-03-2013 at 07:40 PM
I too am lucky to have a huge pipeline so patience isn't too hard. Generally I'll bottle up a
12 pack in 11.2 oz bottles. Six of these are reserved for potential comp entries. The other six
are for ea...
Posted in thread: Comet hops available? on 03-01-2013 at 02:50 PM
A new local place called apocalypse brew works. It came out good, but does have a hint of the
onioniness I'm picking up in a lit of this years crop though.
Posted in thread: Using Sourdough starter as yeast. Is it possible? on 03-01-2013 at 02:47 PM
It was something like 5# 2 row and 5# dry bread. I'd buy rustic breads and kept about a third
of each loaf in the freezer until I was ready to brew. Added around 10 ibus with tet and
pitched the start...
Posted in thread: Comet hops available? on 02-28-2013 at 04:41 AM
Seems like very little availability this year. They've become one of my favorite hops, tons of
grapefruit, and I feel lucky that I got even a pound this year. Did an all comet IPA at a local
Posted in thread: Tell me about your pipeline on 02-27-2013 at 06:46 AM
I have 17 fermenters. Generally 10 to 13 are rotated for sour aging. The rest go back and forth
between "cleanish" saisons, IPAs, or other quick turn around whims.
Posted in thread: Using Sourdough starter as yeast. Is it possible? on 02-27-2013 at 06:38 AM
I just happened to bottle a batch like this yesterday. Brewed a kvass/beer and fermented with a
homemade sourdough starter. The starter was made from raw flour and uncrushed grain. Was going
to do a s...
Posted in thread: Nylon Stockings and Hops? on 02-27-2013 at 06:32 AM
Cotton hop bags are like fiddy cent, stockings just don't seem worth it.
Posted in thread: All Brett B IPA on 02-14-2013 at 01:39 PM
The only adjustments I make are based off where I expect the brett to finish vs standard ale
yeast. Trois is my standard brett for ipa and it tends to finish at one to two plato, so I
alter OG and hop...