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Posted in thread: A Couple Questions on my First Sour on 05-06-2011 at 05:32 AM
I just got accepted to VLB in Berlin. In 6months, I'm going to be in Germany. I'm not planning
to leave my beer closet sitting in storage while I'm away. Maybe I'll do a couple bottles
Posted in thread: A Couple Questions on my First Sour on 05-03-2011 at 12:39 AM
Inspired by Reinheirt Wild Ale, I decided to brew a light-to-moderately soured saison. I used a
Wyeast Belgian yeast, and threw in Brettanomyces Bruxellensis just as the krausen began to
fall. All fig...
Posted in thread: Stuck Ferment on Baltic Porter on 02-07-2011 at 04:20 AM
Well, the weather's warming up now. I'll let a bit more warm air into the closet their in and
agitate for the next couple days.As for mash, I kept it pretty well at ~152* for 90minutes.
There was a bi...
Posted in thread: Stuck Ferment on Baltic Porter on 02-07-2011 at 12:08 AM
Okay, I got in over my head with this beer. This was my first attempt at a lager, and it had a
1.096 starting grav. Well, it's been fermenting for 6 weeks, and has been stuck at about 1.04
for the pas...
Posted in thread: Nervous About First Lager Ferment on 01-09-2011 at 12:27 AM
Krausen has already fallen. When pitching a starter, I only need the yeast layer at the bottom,
correct? I can decant most of the liquid off the top.1 gallon starter? That's a lot. Seems like
Posted in thread: Nervous About First Lager Ferment on 01-08-2011 at 10:31 PM
Yeast was WLP885 - Zurich Lager. I did a small-ish starter.I don't monitor the temps
religiously. "Low" is ~50-60*; probably more like 50-55, which is optimal for this yeast. It's
a closet in the far ...
Posted in thread: Nervous About First Lager Ferment on 01-08-2011 at 08:02 AM
I've got a lager fermenting away in the cool closet that I'm worried about. It's a Baltic
Porter, has been in there for just under 3 weeks, and has not fermented as much as I would have
expected. In t...
Posted in thread: More Headspace in Primary? on 12-24-2010 at 07:20 AM
The carboy is sitting in a big bucket, so I'm not particularly worried. I'll just have to do a
cleanup. I presume that whatever krausen I lose won't actually hurt anything though.
Posted in thread: More Headspace in Primary? on 12-24-2010 at 04:07 AM
Brewed a Baltic Porter today currently in my 5-gal carboy for primary. This beer is brewed with
a lager yeast at lager temp. I didn't account for my yeast starter, and by the time I added
that, I fill...
Posted in thread: Chunky Yeast in Vial - Still Good? on 09-25-2010 at 04:43 AM
Edited that after I realized I left it out. WLP540 - Belgian Abbey IV.It's supposedly a
"Medium" floculating yeast (according the the WL site).