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Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-03-2013 at 11:16 PM
I guess my question is for both Yermom and Denny: 3 liters, yes, but on a stir plate? the 400b
count looks like it would be 3L on a stir plate. If unstirred, 3L would be closer to the 250b
Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-03-2013 at 08:31 PM
The reason? Dozens and dozens of batches of experience brewing that recipe!I understand. I was
talking more about the science of it and how it relates to specific flavors in this beer. I'll
figure it ...
Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-03-2013 at 04:48 PM
I am curious though, what the reason for a nearly 400 billion cell count starter is. I'm not
real educated on this but most of my calcs have a 1.073 beer in the 250 billion range. I
understand it must...
Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-03-2013 at 07:41 AM
You don't need bungs and airlocks for a starter. In fact, it's better not to use them. Use a
piece of foil placed loosely over the opening. That way air can be drawn into the starter to
help increase ...
Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-02-2013 at 03:13 AM
I have to respectfully disagree here. I would order a 4 quart flask from Northern brewer. I
slummed it for quite a while with starters, but it's really nice to be able to cook, cool, and
ferment in th...
Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-02-2013 at 03:04 AM
It's not like I haven't tried a flask. But I found them fussy about volumes and fragile. I
decided that a jug worked better for me.OK, I have several 1 gal growlers that I use for 1 gal
BIAB batches. ...
Posted in thread: Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA on 12-01-2013 at 08:23 PM
2450 was the original number. You're correct, it's now 1450. I use 1 smack pack in a 3 qt.
1.035 starter. Always crash chilled and decanted.Being my first attempt at a starter (usually
just use trusty...
Posted in thread: Best brewing thermometer? on 12-01-2013 at 06:33 AM
If the thermapen was the only thing thermoworks sold, I'd go with them. But they sell other
equipment that's better suited to homebrewing!Rather than a thermapen, get "THS-113-372-T"
PTFE/FEP TIP PROB...
Posted in thread: Filtering through grain bag on 11-30-2013 at 11:41 PM
What do you have against hot break material and hop material? I dump it all into the fermenter
and let it settle out to the bottom and I get good tasting and clear beer. People who have done
a side by...
Posted in thread: Filtering through grain bag on 11-30-2013 at 11:35 PM
I used my grain bag to strain our hop particles when racking to bottle/keg. I had a persistent
infection because of it. I have since dedicated a paint strainer bag for straining use only,
and my infec...