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  • Posted in thread: Should I rehydrate yeast? on 01-15-2014 at 03:34 AM
    The cell count in packs of dry yeast is high enough that you don't have to, and there are risks
    associated with rehydrating that make it not worth doing.The only time I rehydrate is if I am
    making a m...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer - Hopquila - Tequila IPA on 01-15-2014 at 03:26 AM
    I just bottled Hopquila Robusto about a week and a half ago. Used 6 oz of $30/bottle tequila,
    pure agave, and the tequila isn't overpowering, but it has enough of a presence to take center
    stage.The b...

  • Posted in thread: I got a brewery for christmas! on 12-27-2013 at 04:37 AM
    I'd recommend the edelmetall - I've brewed a batch on that and it has the same heating element
    as the Blichmann. We had a 10 gallon batch threatening boilover multiple times in a very short
    time perio...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter size on 12-26-2013 at 12:33 AM
    Its better to use a 5 gallon carboy for the secondary for a 5 gallon batch, it will minimize
    the head space and exposure to oxygen. A lot of the pellicle photos are in buckets or 6 gallon
    carboys beca...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter size on 12-25-2013 at 07:26 AM
    I've been looking through the pellicle thread and have become quite intrigued. It seems like
    almost all of the pictures have a fair amount of headspace. Are you guys using 6 gallon glass
    carboys for s...

  • Posted in thread: Epically Cloudy Wine on 11-07-2013 at 02:04 AM
    Ok, well is there anything I can do in the future to minimize this problem? I used some pectic
    enzyme but maybe it wasn't enough. Or if I wait 6 months will the lees form a more compact cake
    at the bo...

  • Posted in thread: Epically Cloudy Wine on 11-06-2013 at 04:41 AM
    So if I rack this to another 1 gallon jug, am I going to be left with 3/5 of a 1 gallon jug?

  • Posted in thread: Epically Cloudy Wine on 11-05-2013 at 05:28 AM
    about 2 months ago I decided to get into the fruit wine game. Started out with vintner's
    harvest purees. I pitched one pack per 1 gallon of cote des blancs. I now have a situation
    where all 3 1 gall...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd brew in fermentor. Troubles on 10-23-2013 at 04:05 AM
    If it looks like a truck stop bathroom that hasn't been cleaned for a couple of days, you're on
    the right track

  • Posted in thread: I'm sorry sir you've had too much... on 10-13-2013 at 06:02 AM
    Wow - you blamed the bartender.. :rolleyes:To be fair, bartenders are required by law to
    recognize excessive levels of dbaggery, and not serve themNevermind, that almost sounds like
    I'm giving this gu...

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