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Posted in thread: Yeastcalc.com (Now two stir plate options?) on 03-13-2013 at 03:02 PM
So what I'm getting from this conversation is that viability is a non-issue when it comes to
Posted in thread: Yeastcalc.com (Now two stir plate options?) on 03-13-2013 at 02:23 PM
I do think extremely low inoculation rates are bad for yeast starters but for a different
reason. Yeast needs to drop the pH of the wort for efficient nutrient uptake. This is easier
for larger popula...
Posted in thread: Yeastcalc.com (Now two stir plate options?) on 03-13-2013 at 07:03 AM
Given that starter sizes for the average homebrewer range from 0.5 to 4 liters, and that all
these calculations can vary by as much as +/-30% in the real world anyway. The numbers between
the two form...
Posted in thread: Frozen, 1 mo. old yeast pack for a OG 1.078? on 01-24-2013 at 01:41 AM
If that smackpack was frozen solid, I'd say you have zero percent viability.
Posted in thread: Starter boil-off, SG sample on 10-24-2012 at 02:19 PM
Don't boil it for so long. I let my starters reach boiling then kill the heat, once it reaches
the boiling point everything is dead anyway. Check out this link
Posted in thread: Refractometer has extremely fuzzy line on 10-06-2012 at 02:40 AM
I have found that if I have too much liquid between the plastic "cover" and the glass, the line
becomes fuzzy. Try pinching the plastic cover down tighter to the glass with your finger while
Posted in thread: How often do you look at your carboys? on 10-05-2012 at 04:03 AM
Twice a day. Once in the morning while drinking my morning coffee, then again in the evening
while drinking my after work beer.
Posted in thread: What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had? on 10-05-2012 at 04:01 AM
Anything with a Samuel Adams label. :(
Posted in thread: Greetings from SoCal! on 10-05-2012 at 04:00 AM
Hombrewing has come a long, long way in the last 15 years. These forums contain a wealth of
information. Welcome back to "the sport".:mug:
Posted in thread: What's up?! on 10-05-2012 at 03:55 AM
Hi Josh. Welcome to the HBT community!:mug: