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Posted in thread: What Magnets/Stir Bar do you use for your Stir Plate? on 01-19-2013 at 10:58 PM
Has anyone ever used on of these cross shaped stirring bars? Seems like they would generate the
most turbulence. tested my homemade "zero cost" stir plate with a hard drive magnet in a mason
Posted in thread: Fruit Cake Beer - Ideas? on 12-26-2012 at 03:27 AM
So if I add the fruit at the secondary (after a full primary fermentation), and it kills the
yeast the worst case would be that the sugars from the fruit don't ferment and I force carb it
in a keg.I w...
Posted in thread: Fruit Cake Beer - Ideas? on 12-25-2012 at 05:40 AM
Ok here is another question... what about preservatives in the dried fruit? Will they impact
the health of the yeast or fermentation? I found some dried fruit that has sodium bisulfite,
Posted in thread: Fruit Cake Beer - Ideas? on 12-24-2012 at 05:55 PM
This looks like a good recipe based on the Radical Brewing Fruitcake Old Ale... would only
caution that adding vanilla extract to the boil can be disappointing since it has a tendency to
cook off, I...
Posted in thread: Fruit Cake Beer - Ideas? on 12-23-2012 at 11:02 PM
I've been thinking the same sort of thing... Fruit cake beer... I'm leaning towards cherries,
pineapple, and golden raisins... soaked in brandy or rum for a day or two and add to the
primary.Add a van...
Posted in thread: I thought I would share some info on 03-07-2012 at 11:55 AM
Thanks. When using plain old filtered apple juice, what is one's usual OG?In my experience
Apple Cider has an OG of about 1.05... Not sure how filtered juice compares but I would imagine
that it would...
Posted in thread: Should I finish my Lager with an Ale yeast? on 02-20-2012 at 07:38 PM
why did you rack off the yeast cake? Lager is bottom fermenting.yeah, it had been in the
Primary two and half weeks, I had pulled it out of my freezer-fermenter box as the krausen
started to fall for ...
Posted in thread: Should I finish my Lager with an Ale yeast? on 02-19-2012 at 03:27 PM
Red Star Premier Cuvée -18% tolerance will ferment down @ 45 degrees... should avoid the
potential off flavors from bring the temp up too high, claims to be a "clean and neutral"
fermentor. Probably w...
Posted in thread: Should I finish my Lager with an Ale yeast? on 02-19-2012 at 02:53 PM
Why not just pull it and do a 3-4 day d-rest at 60 degrees. That should be enough to make the
yeast active and pull your FG down. Just a thought.;)I already did a d-rest and moved to
Posted in thread: Should I finish my Lager with an Ale yeast? on 02-18-2012 at 04:40 PM
So, I decided to make a big lager and I think I over shot my mark... I started with a 5 gal
batch with an OG of 1.106 (I was thinking Imperial stout w/ lager yeast)I pitched a massive
yeast starter de...