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Posted in thread: 10-42 Shandy on 06-24-2016 at 12:51 PM
So mine is brewed...and its pretty damned good. Mine isn't a "true" radler, in that it is near
full-strength with fruit flavour added by the addition of 4 cans of frozen pink lemonaid
concentrate. A m...
Posted in thread: 10-42 Shandy on 06-03-2016 at 02:50 PM
I'm doing a shandy (Helles + pink grapefruit juice concentrate) for the SWIMBO, and I'm pretty
sure I'm going to have to stabilize with meta+sorbate. Between the lager yeast, and the 5-7C
temp of my f...
Posted in thread: 10-42 Shandy on 06-02-2016 at 05:13 PM
Did you stabilize the beer to prevent refermentation? Or do you just rely on keeping it cold?To
clarify, i mean your first attempt with juice concentrate.
Posted in thread: Violating the Laws of Biochemistry and Alcohol on 05-26-2016 at 01:40 PM
Is your refractometer calibrated (i.e. reads '0' if water is used)? Alternatively, the yeast
would be packaged in a low-gravity solution; you may have simply drawn off a top-layer of the
Posted in thread: How many shoots.... on 05-12-2016 at 05:32 PM
How about words from an actual professional hop farmer? recommends 3 bines for aggressive
strains (cascade, centennial), 4 or more for less aggressive strains. Basically, you want as
many bines as po...
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 01-04-2016 at 07:57 PM
Pity... then maybe you could give me some name of the oil? I don't mean brand, I mean its
sort/type/whatever proper name by which it can be searched.Just "mineral oil" gives me a
million pages all abo...
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 01-04-2016 at 01:43 PM
I'd be dubious about paraffin oil; its made of lower-weight carbon compounds and may have a
solvent effect on the yeast (i.e. kill them).
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 01-03-2016 at 08:16 PM
What are your thoughts on the effectivness/need for taping up slants? Arn't the autoclavable
caps capable of giving a sufficient seal for dry-out protection?Cap-seals are generally good
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 12-15-2015 at 01:11 PM
Hot water and elbow grease
Posted in thread: Equipment for Yeast Study on 12-14-2015 at 06:46 PM
There isn't really any good reason to buy commercial microbiological media, not for the
home-brewer. As you've noticed, they are not cheap. You may get slightly better growth of
desired organisms, and...