Last Activity:12-26-2012 5:35 PM
Posted in thread: Summer beer on 04-12-2012 at 10:18 AM
No, I have never had any yeast off flavors when I don't secondary.
Posted in thread: Summer beer on 04-11-2012 at 10:14 PM
What do you guys consider the best option after primary fermentation? Transfer off to secondary
? I've done both ways..?I only secondary if I am racking onto fruit or making something that
ages (like ...
Posted in thread: First Gold Medal! on 04-07-2012 at 07:14 PM
Congrats! It is always a great to medal. I hope your score sheets give you constructive
feedback too.FWIW, I got a gold medal 2 summers ago for a blonde ale that I thought was just
OK, but my friends ...
Posted in thread: Summer beer on 04-07-2012 at 02:43 PM
Depends on your tastes, but in my experience blondes, wits, and saisons are crowd favorites at
summer BBQs. I love a nice hoppy APA or an IPA on a hot day. At my house. I will probably try
to keep one...
Posted in thread: When to pitch a starter? on 04-07-2012 at 02:46 AM
But then again what do I know I'm only a microbiologist, lol.I expect a full population vs time
graph from you on your next post (including labels for the lag, log and stationary phases)
Posted in thread: Sugar Alternatives for a Yeast Starter on 04-07-2012 at 02:42 AM
Oy, that is a tough call! What is better, lazy yeast who don't make enough maltose chewing
enzymes or a starter that never gets out of the lag phase into and into the growth phase.If I
couldn;t wait u...
Posted in thread: When to pitch a starter? on 04-07-2012 at 02:35 AM
Its not big deal.. IMOAs far as you got right pitching rate you"ll be fine whenever you pitch
it.+1 Use Mr. Malty and pitch after 12 hours.I use a stir plate, I don't cold crash, and tend
to pitch 12 ...
Posted in thread: Sugar Alternatives for a Yeast Starter on 04-07-2012 at 02:28 AM
How big is the beer you are making? There has been a lot of discussion that a starter with
simple sugar makes "lazy" yeast that do a poor job of processing maltose. a 4 hour starter is
better than no ...
Posted in thread: Seriously looking at kegging now. on 04-07-2012 at 02:03 AM
I definitely saved up to make this purchase. You could probably get an old fridge for cheap on
craigslist and then the keg system from Midwest and be good to go for under $250.I wanted
something that ...
Posted in thread: Seriously looking at kegging now. on 04-07-2012 at 01:57 AM
I just did this myself. I bought my kegs, lines and CO2 from Midwest ($195): Tap tower ($135):
($350): shipping the whole set up was under $700Not exactly cheap, but no more bottling is