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Posted in thread: reliability: refrigerator vs. temp-controlled freezer on 05-11-2013 at 07:46 PM
The compressor on our fridge just went out and we're looking to buy a new one (sticker shock
:eek: ). This led me to wonder if it would be more reliable to buy an upright freezer and put a
Posted in thread: First lager and when to diacetyl rest on 12-17-2011 at 03:13 PM
I remember John Palmer saying to do the DR when you see the krausen begin to fall back into the
wort. Doesn't sound very scientific, but it seemed to work in my case. There was enough action
left to g...
Posted in thread: temp controller died so I'm winging it on 12-15-2011 at 02:30 AM
When I went to pitch the yeast on my first lager Sunday night, I accidently dropped my home
made temp controller on the garage floor. It didn't look broken, but the relay must be
Posted in thread: lager temp control question on 12-12-2011 at 08:09 PM
Posted in thread: lager temp control question on 12-12-2011 at 05:41 PM
Yesterday, I pitched my lager starter(WLP820) straight from a 35F fridge into 3.5 gallons of
40F degree wort. I set my fridge temp controller to 55F. My plan was to allow the temp to creep
Posted in thread: what experiment should i do? on 12-10-2011 at 10:37 PM
Cool. I think I'll do a variation on that idea and put 1 in the temp controlled fridge at a
constant 50F, and the other just in the garage where the temp will be allowed to fluctuate
naturally and see...
Posted in thread: what experiment should i do? on 12-10-2011 at 05:45 PM
I just brewed a Marzen and ended up with 2 better bottles with exactly 3.5 gallons of wort
each. This seems like a great opportunity for an experiment.Stats: OG: 1.048 IBU: 20.1 Grain:
5lb. Pilsen 4lb...
Posted in thread: How old is "too old" to resurect liquid yeast on 12-10-2011 at 05:30 PM
My last batch was a Swarzbeir made with WLP060 that was leftover from a previous batch that i'd
made over a year ago. I saved just enough of the cake to fit back in the original WL vial. I
Posted in thread: First time over 70% efficiency. Woot! on 08-20-2011 at 04:53 PM
Congrats! - Report back if you remember on how the beer turned out. That of course is what is
important.I sure will. My only concern is not knowing how much of those sugars are
unfermentable, seeing a...
Posted in thread: First time over 70% efficiency. Woot! on 08-20-2011 at 04:47 PM
Just calculated my effic. From yesterday's brew. I got 75.6% (6 gallons @ 1.070 - 15 pounds of
Munich 10L). What I did was strike 26 quarts for a 154F initial temp. This was around lunch
time. Then, I...