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  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider won't start fermenting!! on 08-22-2014 at 03:20 PM
    You didn't use too many tablets, but that seems to be the only thing that would make sense. I'm
    going with terrorist plot.

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider won't start fermenting!! on 08-22-2014 at 02:37 PM
    That sounds really strange. The only thing I can think of it to check the pH of the must. It
    may be too low for the yeast to tolerate.

  • Posted in thread: Unfinished fermentation ? on 08-22-2014 at 02:31 PM
    Looks fine. Just some protein/yeast rafts. As long as you're at your final gravity you're good.

  • Posted in thread: Added spices to secondary on 08-22-2014 at 12:24 PM
    Not sure how long it takes the oils to dissolve into solution, but I usually shake a few times
    a day for about 2 weeks. I then use a dropper or syringe to add a measured amount to about 4 oz
    of beer u...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone used rain water for brewing? on 08-22-2014 at 11:57 AM
    You're going to want to pre-boil and/or filter rain water. It tends to pick up whatever
    air-gunk it falls through, including chemicals in the atmosphere. Depends on your location and
    where the weather...

  • Posted in thread: Low Attenuated Bock - need suggestions on 08-21-2014 at 09:02 PM
    You won't need to have a big starter. Just pitch into a cup or so of 1.035 or so wort with a
    pinch of nutirent to get it to krausen and pitch it into the main batch. Try any attenuative
    neutral yeast,...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast for SMaSH IPA on 08-21-2014 at 08:55 PM
    There aren't a lot of yeasts out there more neutral and hop-supporting than the US-05. It will
    let the ingredients shine.

  • Posted in thread: Washed yeast attributes on 08-20-2014 at 03:41 PM
    If you rinse/wash the yeast correctly you should get mostly yeast and not trub. The yeast layer
    harvested will be sol diluted with water that very little of the character from the previous
    beer will c...

  • Posted in thread: pilsener smash small batch question on 08-20-2014 at 03:35 PM
    Same boil time for any batch size to eliminate DMS.

  • Posted in thread: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-19-2014 at 10:08 PM
    I'm in

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