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  • Posted in thread: Road trip to Hilton Head on 08-12-2015 at 03:06 AM
    I've been to service brewing and moon river in Savannah. Both are decent. Service didn't allow
    anyone under 21 in the building, so it you have kids you may want to avoid.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast strain questions on 06-25-2015 at 03:39 AM
    I wonder how much overlap there is between the "core" starters that most HBT brewers keep on
    hand. What do y'all keep as your go-to's?I always keep SouthYeast Farmhouse Saison Blend and US
    05.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast strain questions on 06-23-2015 at 11:56 PM
    I only keep 4-5 strains around at a time. I've tried keeping more than that but I find they
    just sit around and never get used. Only 2 regulars and then 2 that I rotate around every 3
    batches or so.

  • Posted in thread: IPA brewers, do you harvest yeast? on 06-12-2015 at 06:07 PM
    Oversized starter. I don't harvest from high ibu beers

  • Posted in thread: When using fresh liquid yeast why should I make a starter? on 05-01-2015 at 02:56 PM
    +1 to trying it out and see for yourself if you notice a difference.Water and yeast aren't as
    publicized and sexy as the latest designer hop or malt, but they can be the difference between
    okay beer a...

  • Posted in thread: 10 days later...still bubbling on 05-01-2015 at 10:47 AM
    I have a golden strong that is still bubbling along at almost two weeks. You could pull a
    sample and check the gravity that should give you an indication of how it's doing.

  • Posted in thread: DME used as priming sugar left undesirable aftertaste on 04-29-2015 at 05:01 PM
    Waiting may help some if it has only been a week or two. DME is not as fermentable as corn
    sugar or table sugar. It should ferment out enough to not be too noticeable though.

  • Posted in thread: Tell me about those CLOYING beers you have tried. on 04-29-2015 at 04:26 PM
    the majority of homebrewed barleywine or imperial whatever I've had fit that description.

  • Posted in thread: What's in your yeast wallet? on 04-28-2015 at 01:53 AM
    At the moment only really keeping a couple at all times:SouthYeast Farmhouse Saison
    BlendAnother unnamed yeast from SouthYeastBelle Saison (always keep a packet on hand)Got rid
    of:Wyeast 1028Wyeast 10...

  • Posted in thread: 3724 Best practices on 04-28-2015 at 01:20 AM
    Patience is all I can sugges, just let it ferment

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