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Posted in thread: Saflager 34/70 on 08-15-2016 at 08:40 PM
The recommended procedure is to rehydrate properly, then over the course of 10-20 minutes, keep
adding cold water to get the temp down to within several degrees of your wort temp. Then pitch.
Posted in thread: "I'm NEVER going to be one of those guys who are obsessed with temperature control!" on 07-14-2016 at 02:59 AM
Nope I'm making a keezer, but I appreciate the info for future endeavors. I may have
inadvertently hijacked this thread.Then you don't need a heater for a keezer, but my comments
about the silliness o...
Posted in thread: "I'm NEVER going to be one of those guys who are obsessed with temperature control!" on 07-14-2016 at 12:51 AM
All true for a fermentation chamber. I think he's making a keezer for serving. Temp is
stable.He wrote above that he's using it to ferment 1-gal batches in a mini-fridge, not a
Posted in thread: Test Mash Question - First Time Test Mash & New pH Meter on 07-13-2016 at 06:26 PM
If there's a target pH you want to hit, you'll obviously do a far better job hitting it if you
add acid to the test mash then tweak the amount needed for the full mash.
Posted in thread: Test Mash Question - First Time Test Mash & New pH Meter on 07-13-2016 at 04:46 PM
When I prepare the test mash, what water/grain ratio would I use?If you're using 10% of your
grains for the test mash, then use 10% of your strike water too. In other words, keep the same
Posted in thread: when to check gravity for quick lager on 1.070 bock on 07-13-2016 at 02:45 PM
I don't know. When I was researching lagers this was a method I found. It seemed a lot easier
than constantly hovering over the beer. I have a programmable temperature controller so I just
set it and ...
Posted in thread: when to check gravity for quick lager on 1.070 bock on 07-13-2016 at 02:23 PM
The process that I went by was "time". Usually I recommend against using time instead of
gravity readings, but the timing I used was 2 weeks fermenting, 2 days diacetyl rest and 2
weeks lagering. Afte...
Posted in thread: "I'm NEVER going to be one of those guys who are obsessed with temperature control!" on 07-13-2016 at 02:14 PM
Question regarding the Inkbird - Is it really just as simple as plugging the fridge/freezer
into the thing, putting the temp. probe inside (from what I keep reading, putting it in a glass
Posted in thread: when to check gravity for quick lager on 1.070 bock on 07-13-2016 at 02:00 PM
I wouldn't open it for a gravity check at all. I would go somewhere between the 7-14 days
(actually I would do 14 days) then do the diacetyl rest without a check.That is, unless, I have
any reason to ...
Posted in thread: Grain conditioning best practice question on 07-13-2016 at 01:46 PM
If you are getting the grains that wet you are moistening them way too much. You really only
want to slightly dampen the husk so they crack but not shred. If you left the bucket lid off it
would be pr...