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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
    different ...

  • 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...