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Posted in thread: White Labs Optimum ferment temps on 11-16-2013 at 07:34 PM
The best explanation for the temp on the labeling I found in another thread, this is from
midfielder5:"If you keep reading the white labs label instructions, they want you to pitch it
warm (70-75*), t...
Posted in thread: How long can a beer stay in carboy? on 11-16-2013 at 02:27 AM
The issue with yeast autolysis seems to mostly be on the commercial scale where they use
cylindral conical fermenters. The tall cone shape causes the yeast to fall to the bottom of the
cone (which is ...
Posted in thread: All Citra IPA on 11-16-2013 at 02:16 AM
Although we stand on the shoulder of giants, we are not quite yet at the limit of the sky. Have
people given up hope of what is yet to be learned? If I felt that way, it would make me a
little sad. I ...
Posted in thread: hop usage? on 11-15-2013 at 11:57 PM
I wouldn't do a whole ounce of Chinook for a 2.5 gallon batch... at a 1.054 OG that would give
you over 90 IBU's! I wouldn't put more than a half ounce in for bittering. Try .5 oz Chinook at
60 min, t...
Posted in thread: Anyone brewed NB Brickwarmer Holiday Red? on 11-15-2013 at 11:46 PM
I brewed this kit twice last year, I really enjoyed it! The orange peel is an interesting
addition, and makes the beer stand out from the norm. Gives it that holiday feel as well. Not
sure why people ...
Posted in thread: How big or small a mash tun? on 11-01-2013 at 07:31 PM
I use a 10 gallon round with the round SS braid, and I love it! I regularly get 85%+ efficiency
with batch sparging. Palmer uses a rectangular cooler, so maybe that's why his grain bed would
Posted in thread: DIY Fermentation Chiller using my mash tun and wort chiller on 10-20-2013 at 05:34 PM
Yes, I can only do one batch at a time. I usually brew every weekend so it works just fine for
me. I need the mash tun and wort chiller anyway for brew day. I really only need the
Posted in thread: DIY Fermentation Chiller using my mash tun and wort chiller on 10-19-2013 at 11:28 PM
So like many of you I have been looking for a simple, cheap method of fermentation control. I
didn't want to look for a mini fridge with a temp controller as I already have a kegerator in
the kitchen ...
Posted in thread: Junk floating in my commercial beer on 10-19-2013 at 05:12 AM
I had a couple of Fort George's Vortex IPAs that my brother in law gave me after we went
camping this summer. They were in tall boy cans. They sat in my fridge for a week, then I
finally go to pour on...
Posted in thread: Rhino farts only when reusing yeast on 10-19-2013 at 05:01 AM
Typically rhino farts come from stressed yeast, either not enough nutrients or not enough
dissolved oxygen. I brew the occasional hard cider, and the last few times the house stunk like
a fart factory...