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Posted in thread: Oops, OG higher than anticipated.. on 07-24-2011 at 11:00 PM
Oh ok great, good to know. Last time I used nottingham was the only other time I'd used it, and
I didnt even stir it in. It came out ok, just on a less alcoholic version of this same brew.
Once I got ...
Posted in thread: Oops, OG higher than anticipated.. on 07-24-2011 at 10:24 PM
I did a mini mash kit from Austin homebrew supply today and included their alcohol boost
packet. I wound up with an OG of 1063 and pitched 1 packet of Nottingham dry yeast onto it. I
let it sit there ...
Posted in thread: Why Add Malt extract before Hops? on 07-24-2011 at 10:14 PM
Today I did a mini mash and a metal whisk proved to be really handy. For stirring the grains at
the start to avoid doughballs. Also to stir in and dissolve the DME and LME to avoid scorching
Posted in thread: Yeast/fermentation question from calm, relaxed newbie on 07-24-2011 at 10:02 PM
I think you are ok to wait 1 more day, and if that doesn't do it, go grab the fermenter and
rock it back and forth until you get a few bubbles showing. I did that last week after waiting
a couple of d...
Posted in thread: *** New Coopers buckets released on 07-16-2011 at 07:52 PM
I have the older one as well and really love it, even though I use it as a primary and don't
use the spigot much. I've got it set up right now to receive a kit that's mashing in the oven.
I'm using ha...
Posted in thread: First time using dry yeast on 07-12-2011 at 01:33 AM
It was my first time using Nottingham. The yeast cake was more like cement on the bottom and I
didn't use any whirlfloc or anything else, so I was really happy.
Posted in thread: First time using dry yeast on 07-12-2011 at 01:26 AM
I've done both and not noticed a difference. I sprinkled Nottingham on top and left it there
last time and it worked really good.
Posted in thread: I don't understand yeast cakes, and reusing them. on 07-11-2011 at 04:10 AM
Here is another good yeast washing video I bookmarked from here at some point. getting set to
harvest some myself tomorrow for re-use next weekend.
Posted in thread: Starting a brew on 07-10-2011 at 06:57 PM
Good luck on your brews!I've got one ready to bottle right now, another on deck, and a third
coming in the UPS truck tomorrow. :mug:
Posted in thread: Pitching Temp Too Low? on 07-10-2011 at 06:35 PM
That sounds great. I shoot for 68 for pitching and main fermentation temp and so far so good
with several yeasts.