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Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 07-30-2014 at 04:57 PM
I started using mine as a computer fan too. When it isn't being used as a stir plate I have it
up against a vent in my old iMac. The GPU keeps overheating while watching video. I can hear
Posted in thread: Excessive Foam on 07-30-2014 at 04:36 PM
No sarcasm intended. A freshly tapped keg frequently foams. If maybe the OP is talking about
the first pour each day, then it is a problem.
Posted in thread: Excessive Foam on 07-30-2014 at 02:14 AM
The first pour or two is always foam. Just ask any bartender.
Posted in thread: Pilsner Urquell on 07-27-2014 at 11:02 PM
Definitely do a D-rest now. It'll lower the gravity, and you'll otherwise have Diacetyl in your
Posted in thread: How should I handle unwashed yeast? on 07-24-2014 at 09:39 AM
I made the starter on Friday, brewed on Sunday (wanted to brew Saturday but something came up)
and pitched the yeast at 42-43℉ on Monday. By Tuesday morning I had a small amount of
foam on top, ...
Posted in thread: Wheats 2124 lager yeast not started... on 07-24-2014 at 12:27 AM
In the meantime, my 2124 pilsner is happily bubbling away at 44℉. I made a big starter
with my re-used yeast. It's a shame the OP didn't live in the NYC area, I had plenty of yeast.
Posted in thread: Citra dry hop in a Pils? on 07-24-2014 at 12:25 AM
Thanks for the replies and encouragement. I'm thinking I'll do a half batch and leave it in the
fermentor in the fridge while the keg empties as I suggested above. And I just checked the
bottles, at 4...
Posted in thread: Citra dry hop in a Pils? on 07-23-2014 at 01:46 AM
I did have one thought, I'm fermenting the brew in a pair of 3 gallon Better Bottles that fit
nicely in my fridge. I could transfer one to the keg, and then rack the other into the now
vacant and clea...
Posted in thread: Citra dry hop in a Pils? on 07-23-2014 at 12:14 AM
I've got 5.5 gallons of Pilsner fermenting away right now in my fridge, but I'm thinking I'd
like to try something different with it. The recipe is:9.5lbs German Pils 2-row1 lb
Cara-pils.25 lb Crystal...
Posted in thread: Wheats 2124 lager yeast not started... on 07-21-2014 at 11:43 PM
April yeast is getting pretty old. I'd also wonder if your reading is due to settling. I'd
still have a plan B.There are homebrew shops in Rhode Island. At least one of them must have
2124, it is pret...