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  • Posted in thread: Dilemma in Timing my Yeast Starter on 01-31-2016 at 05:27 AM
    That's a great liquid yeast calculator, Flars. Many thanks! I'll make my starter in 2 weeks
    then.Buying fresh yeast is only sometimes an option. My LHBS has really unreliable supplies of
    fresh liquid ...

  • Posted in thread: Dilemma in Timing my Yeast Starter on 01-31-2016 at 03:59 AM
    Don't ask why but my next brew day won't be for a month and the yeast is already passed its
    best-by date by 2 weeks.Which option would produce more pitchable yeast in a month: 1) Make a
    starter now be...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle carbonation problems with WLP029 on 01-23-2016 at 05:12 AM
    I was hoping the answer wouldn't be patience - delayed gratification should only be for young
    people!Great tips, Gavin. The 5 gal were bulk-lagered for a month and altho that wasn't an
    issue with the ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle carbonation problems with WLP029 on 01-23-2016 at 03:22 AM
    My past kolsches always used US-05 and I never had carbonation problems even after lagering for
    a month. This time, I brewed my kolsch with WLP029 for the first time and I'm having issues
    getting carb...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-21-2016 at 02:19 PM
    I refuse to play along. It's a scam i'm telling you guys. I never win!

  • Posted in thread: Why Would Beer Character Fade over a Matter of Weeks? on 01-19-2016 at 12:37 AM
    Great pointers, thanks.I did condition the hefe at 78-80F for the first week before dropping to
    ~51F for the second. Only from the third week did I put them in the fridge. In future I'll skip
    the 51F ...

  • Posted in thread: Why Would Beer Character Fade over a Matter of Weeks? on 01-18-2016 at 08:23 AM
    I made a hefe and after a couple weeks of bottle conditioning the result, I thought, was
    sensational (medium banana & clove aromas, malty and rich wheat flavors, good mouthfeel).
    However, by week 3 of...

  • Posted in thread: When do you give up on a WLP500 starter? on 12-26-2015 at 12:57 AM
    Guess what. Since I had decided this starter was to be dumped, I thought what the heck, i'll
    warm it in a 84F water bath and see what happens. Lo and behold, the yeast took off! True, the
    time frame a...

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    Marry her!

  • Posted in thread: When do you give up on a WLP500 starter? on 12-25-2015 at 05:04 AM
    Expiry is next month but, yup, it's not worth risking an entire batch.Unfortunately, that's the
    only WLP500 I have so I'll just have to brew a mish mash of styles.

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