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Posted in thread: I think I murdered my yeast. on 12-21-2014 at 07:30 PM
The yeast worked very well in the beer. I top cropped about 1/2 of yeast this afternoon. This
is after 6 days in the primary. I supplied it with 1 tsp of table sugar and 1/2 of water. I had
to burp my...
Posted in thread: I think I murdered my yeast. on 12-17-2014 at 01:25 PM
I've learned a couple of things, over the last 4 years. Fermentation temps are crucial to a
quality product. And pitching good, strong and healthy yeast is vitally important. My last
three batches hav...
Posted in thread: I think I murdered my yeast. on 12-17-2014 at 03:13 AM
Not sugar, no. It is literally called "Yeast Energizer" by BSG. It can be used to restart stuck
Posted in thread: What's your latest brewing mistake! Rookies and Pros--- on 12-16-2014 at 04:10 AM
I fermented a barley wine at 68F only to wake up and find that my Notty had taken things up to
82 F. Jet fuel...I had to dump all 4 gallons.
Posted in thread: I think I murdered my yeast. on 12-16-2014 at 04:06 AM
Turns out it wasn't a fatal dose. The kolsch is very merrily chugging away.
Posted in thread: I think I murdered my yeast. on 12-14-2014 at 04:42 PM
Here's the short story:I made a yeast starter for my Kolsch yeast the day before brewing. I
accidentally added enough yeast energizer for my entire 5 gallon batch instead of what I need
just for the s...
Posted in thread: CO2 bubbles in secondary on 12-13-2014 at 12:15 AM
That looks 100% normal to me. It does not sound like anything weird is going on. I've had
bubbles in my secondary, before. The yeast are finishing the job they started in the primary.
They're still ac...
Posted in thread: Maximize efficiency with coarsely ground grain on 12-12-2014 at 09:13 PM
I consider what I was able to get out of my grain, today, a success. I hit 70.5% efficiency,
even with the horrible crush. I normally hit between 68-72%, but that is without a 90 minute
mash, pH stabi...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 12-12-2014 at 09:09 PM
+ 5 light SMaSH=42,50342,503 + 5 gallons of Hirnibraeu clone lager = 42,508 gallons.
Posted in thread: Maximize efficiency with coarsely ground grain on 12-12-2014 at 03:48 AM
So my LHBS sent me off with a pretty chunky grind on my 11# of grain I purchased today. I asked
to pass it through again, and he did. It still came out looking like crap. I have whole kernels