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Posted in thread: Lallemand cbc-1 anyone? on 07-25-2013 at 05:04 PM
So I have a RIS that's been in secondary for a good 6 months and I need to pitch yeast for
bottling.. Anyone have any experience with this yeast at bottling??I was mainly wondering if it
was highly fl...
Posted in thread: Why do people chill their yeast starters? on 07-22-2013 at 02:24 PM
I just saw your reply to union, and (as I'm sure you know this) you don't pitch the yeast right
out of the fridge. You have to let it warm up naturally to room temp first. Also, putting them
back in s...
Posted in thread: Why do people chill their yeast starters? on 07-22-2013 at 02:21 PM
Yes the reason people chill a starter is to let all the yeast fall out of suspension, decant
the beer on top, swirl around to get all the yeast cake back in suspension and then pitch
that.Also, 24 hou...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 06-13-2013 at 02:04 PM
I wouldn't let my wort sit at DMS creation temps for that long. I do a hopstand/whirlpool for
my hoppy beers and I cool the wort to 150f as quickly as possible then stop chilling while I
let my hops s...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 06-12-2013 at 02:15 PM
Did you steep it covered or uncovered?This is the critical part of doing a hopstand. You have
to COVER it, otherwise the volatile essential oils will be lost in the steam.
Posted in thread: Small Frustrations... on 06-10-2013 at 01:50 PM
Stop squeezing.I have been using the "mini-sparge" technique. For a 5.5 gallon batch, I
estimate to lose .13 gallons per pound of grain. So I start with about 7.5 gallons of water.
While that's mashin...
Posted in thread: BIAB Kettle Fittings. What is your set up? on 06-10-2013 at 01:29 PM
I have a ball valve on my keggle. I like it because I use a counterflow chiller to chill my
wort. When the time comes to chill, I hook up my hose to the valve, and open the valve and let
her chill. I ...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 06-08-2013 at 11:02 PM
If the only way for those oils to come out of solution was boiling then we wouldn't be able to
smell them wafting out of the pint.I definitely understand your point but I don't think I
explained what ...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 06-08-2013 at 03:13 PM
So lets think about this. The thing that gives beer the hop aroma that we strive for are the
volatile essential oils (humulene, myrcene, etc). So these are the chemicals that we don't want
to "boil" o...
Posted in thread: Thank you Veterans on 05-27-2013 at 02:52 PM
Here here!!Fantastic picture!