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  • Posted in thread: how much yeast for imperial stout? on 07-17-2014 at 03:14 AM
    The advice above to just pitch a vial and not worry isn't the best, in my opinion. This is bad
    advice. You need a big starter. A 2L stepped at least once or a 4L starter, or 3-4 vials/packs
    of fresh y...

  • Posted in thread: how much yeast for imperial stout? on 07-16-2014 at 02:34 AM
    Buy two more vials.

  • Posted in thread: Harvested Yeast Layer? on 07-16-2014 at 02:22 AM
    Yes, the light layer is what you want.

  • Posted in thread: Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway! on 07-15-2014 at 07:56 PM
    Me too.

  • Posted in thread: How many other Mass brewers are on here ? on 07-14-2014 at 06:36 PM
    I'm on the South Shore. There are quite a few - look for postings by paulthenurse related to MA
    and you'll find some others.

  • Posted in thread: American Trappist Ale on 07-11-2014 at 07:41 PM
    I've had the beer. It's OK, not great, and not what other Trappists are like. And it's kind of
    expensive. I bought 2-4 packs when it was first introduced, but I don't think I'll buy any

  • Posted in thread: Corked Belgian Bottles on 07-08-2014 at 07:58 PM
    I've never had that difficulty, but in thinking about how I open them I generally give them a
    twist first - which kind of "breaks" the seal. Then wiggle back and forth while pulling up
    until the come ...

  • Posted in thread: Need help - wiring external controller for Magic Chef chest freezer on 07-08-2014 at 07:53 PM
    For external controllers there are a couple routes to go. I have controllers that the freezer
    simply plugs into. Other brewers have hard-wired them in, but for me plugging into the
    controller was the ...

  • Posted in thread: Stepping Up a Yeast Starter on 07-08-2014 at 07:12 PM
    I think you're on the right track. For most homebrewers, over pitching is not an issue, and
    with a stepped 1 liter starter I think you'll be fine. I've done this in the past, but bought a
    larger flask...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Tea? - need to add IBUs to fermenting beer on 07-08-2014 at 07:02 PM
    You might try HopShot, which is a hop extract using CO2. I'd make a mini extract wort, add the
    Hop Shot, cool then add to the fermenter.Best of Luck!

On Tap: Imperial Saison; Belgian Tripel; Cascadian Dark Ale, Imperial Marzen; Heady Topper clone (oh, so close) In Fermenters:Off Wit - Wheat Ale with Triticale and Chocolate Rye; In Kegs: Pharaoh's Phavorite - Emmer Ale; Stout; Vienna Lager; S'Mores Porter; Heady Topper clone Next Brews: Off White - TBD, but at least another try at the Heady Topper clone