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Posted in thread: Reviving Harvested Yeast on 03-03-2014 at 07:50 PM
Last season I made my first attempt at yeast harvesting. I didn't want to mess with separating
the yeast from trub after fermentation so my process was to make an extra large starter. After
Posted in thread: Ball Lock Corny Kegs on 08-19-2013 at 04:36 PM
Posted in thread: Looking for a good first lager to brew! on 07-30-2013 at 02:29 AM
So I recently decided I needed to gain better control of my fermentation temps than a swamp
cooler allowed so I took the plunge and bought a 5cf GE chest freezer and a Johnson A419
Posted in thread: Looking for a mini fridge for a fermentation chamber on 07-24-2013 at 01:03 AM
Glad to hear it! Yeah I wish mine didn't have the bump either, but it was an impulse buy. It
was the exact same price as their magic chef mini fridge so I couldn't turn it down. Maybe
building a colla...
Posted in thread: Looking for a mini fridge for a fermentation chamber on 07-23-2013 at 09:22 PM
Well I gave in and bought a 5cf GE chest freezer from Home Depot today. I used some of their
buckets to see how the fit was. A bucket will fit easily in the lower portion, but it's
probably gonna be t...
Posted in thread: Looking for a mini fridge for a fermentation chamber on 07-22-2013 at 01:12 AM
Hey guys,Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I want to control my ferm temps better
than I can with my swamp cooler and would also like to do lagers at some point. Most of the
threads I've se...
Posted in thread: MO/Amarillo SMaSH Recipe Critique on 07-12-2013 at 08:58 PM
Hey Guys!Wanting to do my first SMaSH recipe soon and have heard great things about the MO and
Amarillo combo. Here's a recipe I came up with please let me know what you think as this is the
Posted in thread: cleaning labels off of bottles. on 07-12-2013 at 08:05 PM
+10(or whatever on the oxiclean free)I soak in a bucket overnight and ~90% of bottles' labels
fall right off and the glue completely dissolves. Rinse with hot water and you're done.For the
Posted in thread: how much corn sugar on 07-12-2013 at 07:59 PM
This is the chart from Palmer's book which I find extremely useful. It is important to adjust
for beer temp to hit your desired carbonation level. To use the chart draw a line or hold a
straight edge ...
Posted in thread: Yeast options for warmer summer-time brewing on 07-12-2013 at 07:51 PM
FWIW I just bottled a batch of pale ale using Nottingham yeast. My fermentation temps were
between 68-70 using a swamp cooler and I pitched warm at 75 degrees. Right out of the fermenter
the beer tast...