Last Activity:08-27-2008 11:46 PM
Posted in thread: Pitch a starter after 10 days?? on 08-28-2008 at 12:52 PM
What kind of yeast did you use? Did you make a starter? What was your OG?Wyeast Bavarian Lager,
no starter :drunk: (I know better now). The OG was 1.056 and at 8 days it was 1.062, probably a
Posted in thread: Pitch a starter after 10 days?? on 08-27-2008 at 11:27 PM
I have a bock that has shown no signs of fermentation, confirmed by the hydrometer. I ordered a
yeast starter kit and intended on making a starter and pitching. So I get all the stuff in
today and go ...
Posted in thread: Is a Carboy Cover or Shirt Needed to Keep Light Away? on 08-27-2008 at 02:16 AM
i just use one of my old black concert t-shirts with a rubber band around the neckIf you don't
want your carboy wearing your best TOOL/ACDC shirt :rockin: , try this.We use the cardboard
piece that it...
Posted in thread: Name That Infection on 08-27-2008 at 02:09 AM
[QUOTE=Revvy;819824]Have you taken a hydro reading in the last 9 days??? That is the only way
to tell whether or not fermentation has occured....There really is no other way, no other
method to say wh...
Posted in thread: Name That Infection on 08-27-2008 at 01:42 AM
That's refreshing, we do sanitize everything. I guess my concern is that fermentation has not
started and its been in the fermenter for 9 days. We have more yeast coming tomorrow and I'm
going to make...
Posted in thread: What's up with the bottle brush? on 08-27-2008 at 01:35 AM
The best tip I ever received was bottling in the dishwasher. We normally give the bottles a
quick brush and then soak them in Starsan. After that we put them in the dishwasher upside down
(to let the ...
Posted in thread: Name That Infection on 08-27-2008 at 01:07 AM
I would be interested in finding out what that is as well. I have the beginings of what looks
to be very similar in a bock that had problems starting fermentation. It actually started right
after I to...
Posted in thread: First lager attempt pitching method?? on 08-22-2008 at 03:45 PM
Yeah, that's right.You are going to have a poor fermentation run on this brew with likely a
long fermentation followed by poor attenuation ( good attenuation really needed for the crisp
flavour that a...
Posted in thread: First lager attempt pitching method?? on 08-21-2008 at 08:59 PM
Yep... shoulda made a starter. ;) And, I hope you aerated well. If not, you may want to aerate
again so the yeast cells can reproduce to sufficient quantities to do the job.I pitched a 2L
starter of W...
Posted in thread: First lager attempt pitching method?? on 08-21-2008 at 08:37 PM
First time to brew a lager.... and a couple of questions have arisen.The yeast(Wyeast Bavarian
Lager) smelled funny(bad) when opened and the pack didn't really swell like previous ones. I
had heard th...