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Posted in thread: Collecting Yeast from a bottle of beer. on 11-11-2011 at 02:16 AM
The yeast worked out really well. I used it to brew and was able to pull samples out of the
batch to use in the next batch. I brewed 4 or 5 batches (5 gal) with this yeast and was very
happy with it.F...
Posted in thread: Tired of low efficiency on 08-10-2010 at 06:09 PM
why worry so much about efficiency? Efficiency numbers are the most overrated, useless, pos
statistics in brewing. Just buy more grains...problems solved! I think I just split the
atom!!!This guy has ...
Posted in thread: Tired of low efficiency on 08-10-2010 at 03:34 PM
maybe the mash half then heat up and mash the other half is a form of Decoction? sure I like
it though. I've gotten the best efficiencies with fly sparge (or I even tried a modified fly
sparge with s...
Posted in thread: Tired of low efficiency on 08-10-2010 at 02:24 AM
shroomzofdoom, Randar? What do you mean by conditioned?
Posted in thread: Mariss Otter? on 08-10-2010 at 01:54 AM
Since we now have a good feel for how MO compares to Pale Ale...How about Marris Otter vs.
Posted in thread: Boil Volume on 08-09-2010 at 01:53 AM
From what I understand (limited) it's not good to boil more than 2 pounds of extract per gallon
of water. That may lead to what you are hearing about hop utilization. For extract it's o.k. to
boil 3 p...
Posted in thread: Grain crush pros and cons on 08-09-2010 at 01:39 AM
The barley crusher at my LHBS has two adjustment dials (front and back). The front one is
jammed in one position, and the back adjustment flops around like wet fish. It's an awesome
LHBS but that crus...
Posted in thread: Collecting Yeast from a bottle of beer. on 08-06-2010 at 08:16 PM
I've got my Two Hearted Ale slurry volume ready for pitching. I'm going to run over to the LHBS
and buys some grain. It's brew time!
Posted in thread: Stepping up your volumes on 08-06-2010 at 08:14 PM
I think I'll wait to step up my volumes. This has been a healthy exercise of self evaluation
and discovery of what I want out of all this delicious beer!In the end, I think the cost to
Posted in thread: Stepping up your volumes on 08-05-2010 at 05:53 PM
I see your point. I guess it starts out with "I wish I could boil 10 gallons"...+1 Randar, I
need to evaluate my goals before I go down the rabbit hole.Walker, why do you stop at 5 Gal
when you can go...