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  • Posted in thread: Incomplete Fermentation-Help? on 04-14-2014 at 11:56 PM
    How did you oxygenate the wort? At higher gravities oxygenation becomes much more important for
    the yeast to stay active and finish the job, especially in a high alcohol environment. I use
    pure O2 and...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for brewery recommendations in Oregon and Washington State on 04-13-2014 at 02:06 AM
    You will have no problems finding good coffee :) You will find an espresso stand every 1000
    feet in pretty much every direction.. Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, WA is great if you
    plan on coming ...

  • Posted in thread: forgot to prep my starter on 04-13-2014 at 02:03 AM
    "Wyeast says starters reach their maximum cell density within 12-18 hours" This is from For some reason people think they need to grow a starter for several days,
    however its just not tr...

  • Posted in thread: First yeast starter on 04-12-2014 at 04:44 AM
    Ideally you should be basing your yeast starter size on a calculation based on your expected
    original gravity and batch size, using an online calculator like this: That will let you know
    the size of...

  • Posted in thread: How much dry hop for a 2.5 gallon Pale Ale? on 04-12-2014 at 04:30 AM
    I typically use 1.5-2 oz dry hops for a 5 gallon batch of pale ale.. so I would say .75 oz to 1
    oz for 2.5 gallons. It all depends on how hoppy you like it, if it were me I'd use the whole
    ounce, espe...

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's yeast at farmers market on 04-12-2014 at 04:26 AM
    I'm assuming its the same as "nutritional yeast". My wife likes to sprinkle that stuff on
    popcorn.. ugh. Basically yeast is highly nutritional, and it is sold as a natural health
    supplement. I believe...

  • Posted in thread: Salvageable? Maybe a sour? on 04-12-2014 at 04:22 AM
    What does it taste like? If it still tastes decent you could probably just add 3 oz of dry hops
    for a week, then go ahead and package it. The only way to know if it's salvageable is to know
    how it tas...

  • Posted in thread: Did I cold crash my beer wrong? on 04-11-2014 at 12:16 AM
    Did you give the bottles 2-3 weeks at 70 degrees to carbonate? If you went straight into the
    fridge with them the yeast just went right to sleep instead of consuming the priming sugar and
    carbonating ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewer's yeast on 04-09-2014 at 03:30 AM
    I prefer to take my yeast supplement in liquid form :D

  • Posted in thread: Why am I stuck!! on 04-07-2014 at 01:42 AM
    Hmmm, are you oxygenating the wort prior to pitching? This has been a problem over several
    batches? You're right, that is way too high of a finishing gravity for that beer..