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Posted in thread: champagne yeast to bottle 10% beer with small infection on 06-07-2014 at 02:18 AM
opened the secondary and 1 of the 3 fermenters had a bit of white silky coating on top. Looks
like the pics of lactobactillus on a google search, but not nearly as bad as most. scooped off
what I coul...
Posted in thread: chinook ready to pick, do I need to now? on 07-01-2013 at 06:09 PM
yeah, i wasnt intending to use the ones there now. wondering if i leave them on, will I get a
decent amount of new cones by the fall
Posted in thread: chinook ready to pick, do I need to now? on 07-01-2013 at 01:52 PM
I have a 2nd year chinook that's about 30 ft tall and covered in hops that are ready now. I
don't want to harvest these cause I can't put the vine rope back up if I take it down, and I
already will ha...
Posted in thread: Hops ready for harvest? Or are they dying?--any advice? on 07-01-2013 at 01:34 PM
the leaves look like they might have some aphids if they are getting plenty of water. the hops
in pics 3, 4 look past the point they should have been picked at based on color, though I
believe lack of...
Posted in thread: Dry hopped early on 07-01-2013 at 01:27 PM
i've heard after 10 days on dry hops you will get a slight grassy taste. never tasted it
though, and it's probably dependent on the type and amount of hops
Posted in thread: Do campden tablets de-chlorinate water on 05-08-2013 at 08:53 PM
aquarium stuff is not going to be regulated to be food grade, so it can contain anything else
as long as they don't think it hurts fish enough to be noticeable. Also I wouldn't want to be
Posted in thread: Belgian Saison Fermentation on 05-06-2013 at 04:52 PM
take the gravity reading. do you know what kind of yeast it was? The Wyeast belgian saison has
unusually high temperature range that it needs to finish. raising the temperature should help
the yeast b...
Posted in thread: keeping swamp coolers cool on 04-26-2013 at 04:52 PM
you need something to carry the heat away. maybe find an old window AC unit or dehumidifyer
that you can immerse the cooling coils in the water bath? or to make it less work make a swamp
cooler and th...
Posted in thread: How do you sanitize odd shaped or large items? on 04-25-2013 at 09:03 PM
spray bottle + soak a paper towel and wipe stuff down
Posted in thread: can I pitch onto yeast cake from secondary? on 04-24-2013 at 08:59 PM
I've heard to wash and reuse yeast from primary, I guess this assumes yeast from a secondary
will not be healthy from the alcohol? I have a lager that has been in the secondary for 6
weeks, 8 since I ...