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Posted in thread: Should I repitch? on 04-02-2014 at 02:55 PM
I pitched a smackpack of Wyeast (1217 - "West Coast IPA") about 18 hours ago, and still no
activity (No krausen, no bubbling in airlock, etc). Fermentation a little on the cold side
(64F) but warming ...
Posted in thread: How many times can you reuse bottles? on 07-04-2013 at 02:46 AM
I've been using the same 100 (or so) bottles for about 2 years now and am wondering how many
more times I can reuse them before they become structurally compromised (ie-before they can't
Posted in thread: Safale S-04 -- Super Cloudy/Not Settling Out? on 04-09-2013 at 03:30 PM
I got a vigorous primary fermentation at ~67f and then ramped to 70-71f for secondary...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04 -- Super Cloudy/Not Settling Out? on 04-09-2013 at 03:11 PM
Thanks for the quick response--One question about "cold" conditioning -- What temperature do
you suggest for this? Like straight up in the fridge (~36F)? or somewhere in the 50s?...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04 -- Super Cloudy/Not Settling Out? on 04-09-2013 at 02:58 PM
So i tried my first batch with S-04 on a pale ale i have done many times with the S-05 and
Pacman yeasts and the beer usually came out [almost] crystal clear with a very nice hop
Posted in thread: Pacman Yeast -- Could it work too fast? on 11-25-2012 at 04:59 PM
The weather warmed up a little right after my original post -- getting to ~64F and the yeast
took off and seems to be behaving normally now...thanks for the help y'all, always something
new when doing...
Posted in thread: Pacman Yeast -- Could it work too fast? on 11-24-2012 at 05:57 PM
i tried my first pacman yeast batch of beer last night. Everything looks fine and well, but it
appears as if the krausen has already fallen back into the beer after only 12hrs after pitching
(i can se...
Posted in thread: Oxygen Tank Lifetime on 06-08-2011 at 03:09 PM
So I just started using oxygen for aeration and got a couple of 1.4oz oxygen tanks. I usually
blast the wort for 2, 30second purges (1 min max) at full blast from the tank. However, i only
got 3 batch...
Posted in thread: No head retention on 06-01-2011 at 03:13 PM
Plastic party cups to the rescue. Turns out it was the glasses and not the brewer (wooo!) that
was killing my booze foam. Just an easy pour into a cup that has not been through the
dishwasher has also...
Posted in thread: No head retention on 05-30-2011 at 03:08 PM
I'll check the glasses, hadn't considered that. thanks