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  • Posted in thread: Starter OG = 1.040, 48 hrs later on stir plate FG = 1.040 .. WLP500 on 05-12-2015 at 01:35 AM
    If it tastes like wort, then you must be right, it hasn't done much of anything yet. Hmm.I
    assume you boiled the solution before adding the yeast, right? It's normal to get a bunch of
    little chunks of...

  • Posted in thread: Starter OG = 1.040, 48 hrs later on stir plate FG = 1.040 .. WLP500 on 05-11-2015 at 11:49 PM
    That does look like a healthy yeast starter, not just a bunch of trub. I'd bet your FG
    measurement is off. Taste the liquid, you'll know right away if it has fermented or not. WLP
    has always fermented...

  • Posted in thread: First Stab At Barrel Aging on 03-25-2015 at 12:26 AM
    I had almost the same exact situation last year - 15 gallon rye bourbon barrel and the beer
    wasn't quite ready to go in.First, I took the bung out to see what it looked like inside
    (looking for any ob...

  • Posted in thread: Vinnie Nail for Barrel on 02-19-2015 at 11:32 PM
    All 300 series stainless steels are 18/8.I recall reading somewhere that because of the low pH
    of beer, especially sours, the extra corrosion resistance of 316 was recommended.In any event,
    I have som...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 01-01-2015 at 12:02 AM
    Was adding up my totals for the year and thought I'd add them in:11galAmber ale11galBelgian
    Wit12galSolstice Ale11galRussian Imperial Stout15galBarrel Stout10galLondon Brown2galLocal Wild

  • Posted in thread: Word to the wise... Don't freeze wort in your borosilicate flask on 12-23-2014 at 04:07 PM
    Better than the time I cracked a 5L flask by trying to heat it with an electric stovetop coil
    :mug:Hmm. I have made uncounted (dozens maybe?) numbers of starters by boiling wort in both 2l
    and 5l flas...

  • Posted in thread: Solstice Ale on 12-16-2014 at 04:20 PM
    No comments? Nobody else feel like celebrating the coming of winter by brewing something you,
    uh, won't actually be celebrating with (this year)?Just got starter going, yeasties are
    spinning merrily. ...

  • Posted in thread: Solstice Ale on 12-16-2014 at 01:02 AM
    Based loosely on Averys The Reverend Quad, but with a bit higher abv and more crystal for a
    bigger, more complex taste; here's the current iteration of the recipe:12Gal batch,72%, 32 lbs
    Belgian Pilsn...

  • Posted in thread: Solstice Ale on 12-14-2014 at 11:32 PM
    So I waited too long to start a winter warmer for this season, and was debating what to do to
    keep this from happening again. Clearly, need to brew early, and what better time to start than
    now? So, s...

  • Posted in thread: The SsBrewingTechnologies "Happy HolidaySs" Giveaway! on 11-21-2014 at 11:41 PM
    Christmas is coming early for someone(s). :-)Thanks, SsBrewing


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