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Posted in thread: Teaching my college students on 01-23-2014 at 01:03 AM
Fergsbrew, it sounds like you're teaching at college or community college level if even some of
your students are over 21. I'm sure you could find lots of equipment in the biology and
Posted in thread: What to do with empty yeast vials on 10-04-2013 at 08:12 PM
How successful have you been creating a new starter from the vile you filled? Do you use more
than 1 vile to create your next starter?I've been doing two-step starters. What I end up with
in the vial ...
Posted in thread: What to do with empty yeast vials on 10-04-2013 at 05:54 PM
I clean and sanitize them, then pour a little bit of each starter back into the vial before I
pitch.I also use one to store my hydrometer. I have a little 1.06 hydrometer that fits
perfectly inside a ...
Posted in thread: Brewing on a natural gas stove on 10-03-2013 at 07:51 PM
I have a gas stove, and I can get 5 gallons of strike water up to 170-180 in about 45 minutes
with the pot spread over two burners.Doing your boil in the house will result in a real
steambath unless y...
Posted in thread: What's the best yeast you've "stolen" from a bottle? on 10-02-2013 at 02:06 PM
I cultured Dupont yeast from a bottle we drank last Christmas, and used it for a saison the
next week. The yeast starter grew vigorously after just a couple days and produced a nice beer.
I've also ma...
Posted in thread: Danby DAR044 on 08-24-2013 at 09:53 PM
I just converted a Danby DAR044 and wanted to share. You don't need to cut out the shelving if
you cut the door panel flat. The two cornies will fit, with one sitting a little more forward
than the ot...
Posted in thread: Bay area beer recommendations on 07-16-2013 at 08:52 PM
And Triple Rock and Jupiter, both in downtown Berkeley and both kid-friendly.
Posted in thread: Moving with beer on 03-18-2013 at 03:27 PM
Option D: Buy the kegs before you move.
Posted in thread: Problems with headspace for bulk aging barleywine? on 03-11-2013 at 01:23 AM
I read a post on this site a few weeks ago where someone suggested adding a bit of sugar to the
carboy to encourage the yeast to give off just enough CO2 to fill the headspace. I don't know
how much t...
Posted in thread: Freezing hops in quart sized Kerr mason jars on 03-05-2013 at 02:28 AM
They're not suitable for freezing liquids because the liquid can expand and break the shoulder
of the jar. They should be fine for your hops.