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  • Posted in thread: Anyone take a Kal Clone and... on 04-28-2016 at 03:41 PM
    It does and I appreciate your time looking at this - it sounds like this is going to be quite
    tricky to accomplish as I *do* want to keep the existing hardware PIDs so that I can use the
    panel in full...

  • Posted in thread: Smack pack didn't fully swell, 15 hours later no activity in fermenter on 04-25-2016 at 06:46 PM
    So if I get nothing after 48 hrs and pitch another pack will it affect taste? And if I can't do
    this till Thursday would that be a bad thing? That would be repitching 4 days after brewingIf
    that smack...

  • Posted in thread: How to measure temps in ferm chamber on 04-20-2016 at 06:53 PM
    I set mine at +/- 0.5 C and it holds that quite steadily without much freezer cycling. As
    mentioned, there's a lot of thermal mass there to mitigate rapid temp swings if you have the
    probe in the ther...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter noon question on 04-20-2016 at 02:26 PM
    My off flavors are buttery notes and smell. I'm assuming it's diacetyl. I ferment all my beer
    at 60-65 degrees. I do not have a fermentation chamber. As far a knowing when it's done
    fermenting I usual...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter noon question on 04-20-2016 at 01:21 PM
    Also - can you describe the off flavors? If we know more accurately what you're picking up,
    someone may be able to better diagnose it.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter noon question on 04-20-2016 at 01:10 PM
    With the pitch you should be giving them that way, 14-16 days should be OK - it probably
    couldn't hurt to go a little longer, but that should do it. A couple questions:1) How are you
    determining that ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter noon question on 04-19-2016 at 09:01 PM
    For each of those issues, which yeast strains did you use, and how long did you give them to
    reach OG and/or clean up things like diacetyl? Some strains (Ringwood!) are notorious for
    diacetyl.And what...

  • Posted in thread: How to measure temps in ferm chamber on 04-19-2016 at 07:07 PM
    Until just a couple months ago, I've been in team "tape the sensor to the outside of the
    fermenter." Then I recently picked up a thermowell and I've used that for my last two brews.
    Never had a proble...

  • Posted in thread: How low can I go with my lagering temperature? on 04-19-2016 at 01:41 PM
    If I recall, the colder you can get it, the less time you need to spend lagering. So, if you
    can conveniently reach those kind of temps without freezing, I'd say it makes sense.

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter noon question on 04-19-2016 at 01:39 PM
    I've been brewing for over a year now and never get a full solid fermentation so I want to
    start doing a starter. I bought a stir plate and 2000ml flask. My question is this. I'm a small
    batch Brewer ...

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