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Posted in thread: Ever Had a Better Bottle "Gunk" Up? on 09-20-2015 at 12:50 AM
Also, as a side note, I have revamped my cleaning of carboys since this. I now (as I am doing
right now:D) fill both carboys with FRESH hot water and PBW. No more reusing the PBW from the
Posted in thread: Ever Had a Better Bottle "Gunk" Up? on 09-20-2015 at 12:43 AM
So, I use 2, 6 gallon Better Bottle carboys whenever I brew. Once fermentation is complete, I
keg, and not 30 minutes after I keg do I fill one of the carboys up with a PBW mixture, let it
sit for 48 ...
Posted in thread: How do people use PBW and starsan? on 08-02-2015 at 07:14 PM
PBW is used for cleaning only. It does not sanitize. I use it to clean kegs, carboys, and
various parts of my Mash Tun and Boil Kettle. Star Sans is a no rinse sanitizer. It is used
like us old timers...
Posted in thread: Brewing my First Oktoberfest. Protein Rest Questions... on 07-25-2015 at 07:47 PM
How I have never brewed one of my favorite German beers in 22 years of brewing is beyond me,
but damn I am already excited to brew this beer. For my first time ever, I will be using a
Protein rest in ...
Posted in thread: Could Someone Please Explain the Benefits of a Stir Plate? on 07-25-2015 at 02:31 AM
No, you should only be leaving your starters for 24 to 48 hours no matter which method you use.
There is a given saturation level of yeast cells in a starter for the amount of dissolved
Posted in thread: Yeast in lager secondary on 07-24-2015 at 01:55 AM
OK, thanks for the reply. Would it make sense to bring the secondary back up to 50 deg for a
few days to let it finish?I wouldn't. Let the yeast sleep. You do not have enough yeast in the
Posted in thread: Could Someone Please Explain the Benefits of a Stir Plate? on 07-22-2015 at 10:11 PM
So, with my recent starter debacle, I have started thinking about MAYBE getting a Stir Plate.
All I know about a stir plate is that it add very much needed oxygen to the starter. Also, it
speeds up th...
Posted in thread: WLP820 Starter Queery on 07-21-2015 at 10:42 PM
An update. I dumped both Flasks about 20 minutes ago in preparation to re-brew 2 more starters.
This time I have some fresh yeast. :ban: Anywho, I thought some here would like to know that my
Posted in thread: How to go about re-pitching on 07-20-2015 at 01:47 AM
I know I'm jumping the gun (brewed these for a wedding in 4 weeks so they need to take haha).
It was supposed to be more of a question of, if I do have to repitch, do I make a small starter
to wake th...
Posted in thread: How to go about re-pitching on 07-19-2015 at 10:55 PM
72 hours before you start to get worried. Me, if I had to repitch, I would brew a simple, small
2 quart starter, and once it is going good, pitch the entire thing into the carboy.