Last Activity:07-10-2014 6:15 AM
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Posted in thread: How should I handle unwashed yeast? on 07-02-2014 at 09:44 PM
The yeast is already about 2 months old. I guess I'll try making a 2L starter and see how it
goes. The only loss would be 7oz of DME if it doesn't take off.In the meantime, it may be too
hot to brew a...
Posted in thread: How should I handle unwashed yeast? on 07-02-2014 at 10:38 AM
After I made my last lager i saved off the yeast cake into a growler, put it in the fridge, but
didn't do the washing step. When I made the brew I had put the wort into a glass carboy, let it
sit for ...
Posted in thread: Lager yeast starter help on 07-02-2014 at 10:28 AM
And not even two months later that batch is history. It was one of my best ever! Clear, crisp,
and golden. It tasted light, but ABV was about 6.5% so it packed a bit of a kick. If I'd handed
you a gla...
Posted in thread: My new fermentation setup for lager on 07-02-2014 at 09:52 AM
And alas, that batch in my picture is now gone. Maybe if a third carboy would fit. Hmmm....
Posted in thread: Overpitching? on 05-29-2014 at 12:23 AM
Only a week? Definitely wait some more.
Posted in thread: Help! My IPL went crazy after transfer to carboy! on 05-26-2014 at 09:47 PM
It sounds like your fermentation still had a lot more to go. Since you raised the temps the
yeast just took off. It is possible you should have waited a little longer, but I'd venture to
say you'll be...
Posted in thread: Found a place to refill co2 in NYC on 05-22-2014 at 05:05 PM
I started going to Liberty since they are open on Saturday, and I do my shopping at the
Fairway. Never a problem there. Simplex was only open weekdays, and then they weren't usually
Posted in thread: Another Yeast Starter Thread on 05-17-2014 at 10:56 AM
My starter on the stir plate always goes through these stages:1. Make the wort, add the yeast,
start it stirring. A vortex will form, no bubbles at the top. You can hear the vortex hit
bottom.2. When ...
Posted in thread: Lagering Profile on 05-16-2014 at 09:07 PM
IDK, I built a box with an STC-1000 and I don't see the trouble in just setting it up a degree
a day manually. I guess if you want to set and forget and go away it will help. BTW, I tried a
Posted in thread: DIY Hop Blocker on 05-13-2014 at 02:48 AM
I guess that's another reason I don't bother with any filtering. I'm not using a plate chiller,
so there is nothing to clog up. After I use my immersion chiller, I just open up the spigot on
my pot an...