Last Activity:09-02-2015 1:59 PM
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Posted in thread: Whitish Mold on 09-01-2015 at 01:45 PM
Are you sure it's not just a layer of broken up hop particles? Looks ok from the pic. Is it dry
and fibrous like bread mold or still wet on the surface?
Posted in thread: Infection? on 08-25-2015 at 01:34 PM
Posted in thread: Fermentation vessel on 08-20-2015 at 08:41 PM
Any donut shop will have loads of them used for icing.
Posted in thread: Yeast Culture Trade on 08-05-2015 at 11:31 PM
I put the vial in a glass of lukewarm water to thaw just before pitching to the starter. I make
a stock canned solution of 45% glycerine and pressure cook it. Then add 3 ml of that to 10ml of
Posted in thread: Chris White on Starters on 08-05-2015 at 06:32 PM
To comment on lshaner's post about terminal density, I'll routinely do cell counts for finished
starters under a scope, and the strain really does make a difference, very commonly 2-fold
Posted in thread: Yeast Culture Trade on 08-05-2015 at 12:43 PM
Decant beer, split slurry to several vials, add sterilized glycerine to final concentration of
10%, mix and freeze. Good for a few years at least. Make a starter wort, unthaw vial quickly
and add slur...
Posted in thread: PLEASE PLEASE HELP!! Temp controller on 08-05-2015 at 01:33 AM
Post an image or drawing of your wiring. Plenty of people here who can help.
Posted in thread: Yeast Culture Trade on 08-03-2015 at 11:11 PM
I threw the samples I got from poppincaps in a small amount of starter wort and they've all
taken off nicely and smell how I would expect them to smell given the yeast strains received.
Overall I woul...
Posted in thread: Does yeast work this fast? on 08-03-2015 at 04:36 PM
Healthier, larger pitches will generally finish within a day or 2 depending on a ton of
factors. The right combo will get you to 15 hours. High ferm temp, low gravity, simple sugars.
Normal? Not reall...
Posted in thread: Using kegerator to ferment lager on 07-30-2015 at 08:26 PM
You could do a kolsch or other pseudo-lager, just to be safe, that's a pretty high temp for
most lagers. How low can it go? Maybe find a setting a little lower that would be more