Last Activity:08-06-2012 4:42 PM
Posted in thread: Enough live yeast in my hef to bottle? on 07-31-2012 at 07:45 AM
Woohoo! Carb was successful! Popped the first bottle tonight (15 days after bottling)
Posted in thread: WLP300 hefeweizen, too clean on 07-29-2012 at 10:07 PM
whoa, cancel that! Just popped another bottle and it has delightful banana. Weird, possibly the
taste is still coming out?
Posted in thread: WLP300 hefeweizen, too clean on 07-29-2012 at 09:27 PM
Wow, tried my hef, surprisingly low banana flavors. Maybe WLP300 just isnt a good 'banana'
Posted in thread: Enough live yeast in my hef to bottle? on 07-11-2012 at 07:01 AM
and i've seen people recommend a half cup... a full cup does sound like a lot. are we talking
dextrose (corn sugar), or sucrose (table sugar)?personally, i recommend weighing your sugar.
Posted in thread: Enough live yeast in my hef to bottle? on 07-11-2012 at 05:52 AM
Bubbles/activity don't tell you anything about suspended yeast.You have enough yeast. No need
to add more.PS: 1c of priming sugar? What size batch?Thanks!5gal batch. 1cup is the recommended
does of my...
Posted in thread: WLP300 hefeweizen, too clean on 07-11-2012 at 05:51 AM
Wow. That's pretty hot for that yeast. I'd expect some hotness/fusels and huge banana esters.
Please report back on the final product.I had done an earlier hef with WLP300 fermented in the
high 60s an...
Posted in thread: need help on bottling aged RIS on 07-10-2012 at 09:18 AM
I'm jealous! I bottled a 12-13% RIS with champagne yeast (EC-1118) and it's been over 100 days
in the bottle and still has really low carbonation, plus a sort of 'green' alcohol flavor. it's
Posted in thread: WLP300 hefeweizen, too clean on 07-10-2012 at 09:11 AM
I just fermented with WLP300 and I let it ferment above 75deg :-). I think it was like 78 or so
in a non-ACd room in my house. Tasted it on saturday and it had nice flavor characteristics.
Posted in thread: Enough live yeast in my hef to bottle? on 07-10-2012 at 01:35 AM
I've been bottling for almost two years now, and usually I don't have any problems with bottle
conditioning. My process is basic: extract brewing, then after primary fermentation is complete
I rack to...
Posted in thread: Using Crystal as steeping grain ages into weird taste? on 06-26-2012 at 02:21 AM
Im not really steeping at a specific temp, putting them in at cold tap (i.e. 50deg or whatever)
then letting them remain in the pot until it hits 180 then yanking. All in all the grains are
in there f...