Last Activity:07-13-2013 7:05 PM
Posted in thread: Stepping up a liquid yeast pack for multiple batches? on 02-28-2013 at 04:34 PM
I'd like to throw a wrench into this (I'll sanitize it first).I want to continuously use the
same yeast.My thinking: 1 pack, 1L starter. Split off. Refrigerate/store one half, second
starter for the s...
Posted in thread: POLL: Boil Kettle Filtration on 02-27-2013 at 04:47 PM
I'm developing an automagic brew sculpture, controlled by Arduino.Right now, I use an aluminum
BK and siphon to fermenter, no filtration, just stop the siphon when it gets chunky.The new
system will b...
Posted in thread: Is there a "Light"er Stout? on 02-13-2013 at 07:50 PM
Yes...Dry Irish Stout. Murphy's would be another one to consider. Comes on nitro in the can, so
has a bigger mouthfeel, but is actually fairly thin and about 4% ABV.So, pretty light
Posted in thread: Gravity Confusion on 02-13-2013 at 07:12 PM
I've started missing gravity targets lately, and I'm a little confused by it because my
pre-boil gravities seem to be on-target, or at least in a range close enough that I SHOULD be
hitting them.For e...
Posted in thread: How Much Rye is Too Much Rye--Brewed--But... on 02-09-2013 at 01:02 AM
For Kettle loss, I just dump in buckets post-boil with a sanitized paint strainer and then
squeeze the liquid out into the fermenter (with sanitized hands). Does this seem to leave most
of the break m...
Posted in thread: How Much Rye is Too Much Rye--Brewed--But... on 02-08-2013 at 04:04 PM
Original thread here: NEAR target gravity. I haven't missed an OG like this since switching
to AG.I went with 47.5% Rahr 2-row, 47.5% Weyerman rye malt, and 5% rice hulls. Looked like my
Posted in thread: Atlanta/Fulton County Water Report on 02-07-2013 at 07:07 PM
Awesome, thank you.That's actually slightly harder than a lot of the numbers I've seen from
other places...not really enough to make a difference but good to know.Again, thanks!
Posted in thread: 5 Expensive Hobbies article on 02-06-2013 at 02:45 PM
Skydiving's not that expensive, actually...(knew it would be on there).The start-up cost is
pretty crazy (licensing, rigs, etc) but once you're done with that, it doesn't cost much more
Posted in thread: 4% apa on 02-06-2013 at 02:31 PM
I like using Carapils because it lets me mash lower so that I get better efficiency but still
have the body and heading. Maybe that makes it a crutch, but I can't get the same efficiencies
at high tem...
Posted in thread: Oxygenating the wort with compressed O2? on 02-06-2013 at 02:10 PM
Getting O2 into the wort is important, but not as important as having healthy yeast.I used to
just use a sanitized whisk and beat the crap out of the wort until I had a good froth on top of
it; I now ...