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  • Posted in thread: Lotsa Floaties on 03-06-2009 at 03:24 AM
    you could go to a secondary and let it sit another couple weeks. If your inpatient and want a
    clearer beer, you could also try gelatin.

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts from 1st brew on 03-04-2009 at 01:59 AM
    if you brewed an Irish Stout, you will be fine. You can get away with a lot of things with an
    Irish Stout.

  • Posted in thread: Presanitizing on 03-01-2009 at 05:41 PM
    from what I understand star-San leaves behind a layer that keeps sanitizing untill use. I've
    read on these forums before of guys doing this regularly with no problems using star-San. What
    sanitizer di...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Brew Check. on 02-28-2009 at 08:54 PM
    i think your looking at about 5.5% ABV. I would let it set for another week in the primary, but
    that's just personal preference. If you want to go to a secondary, you can but you don't really
    have to....

  • Posted in thread: harvesting yeast (Nottingham) on 02-28-2009 at 08:20 PM
    i might be wrong, but i think about 40 billion cells would be good for one gallon. There are
    close to 4.5 billion yeast cells in 1 milliliter of yeast solids.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Temperature Variation - Stout Concerns on 02-28-2009 at 06:06 PM
    next time I would say let it warm back up a little slower than placing it directly on the vent.
    Second if it drops to a temperature that low, you'll most likely just have a slow start to your

  • Posted in thread: Growing Hops? on 02-28-2009 at 04:02 PM
    I know cascade hops grow well there. If you go to the main page there is a forum just for hop
    growing. In that forum there is a thread for Chicago hop growers hope that helps .

  • Posted in thread: Question about hydrometer reading..Irish Red Ale....need help! on 02-28-2009 at 03:51 PM
    is it possible your fermentation stalled because of temperature variations? I have my Irish red
    at a consistant 70 degrees. I've been getting a 1.014 reading for two days now. It's been in
    primary for...