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Forum: Mead Forum 10-22-2013, 12:15 AM
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Posted By Zabuza
It was a two part question, but it was indeed...

It was a two part question, but it was indeed about the same mead. I used raspberries because, well, that's sorta what my niece is into at the moment (they're here favorite fruit).

Ok, so it...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-21-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Zabuza
21-year mead

So I read (on this forum) about this guy making a batch of mead for each of his kids the day after they were born, and thought that sounded pretty badass. I've done several batches of mead, so I'm...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-21-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
Posted By Zabuza
Yup, cold crashing pretty much always sends them...

Yup, cold crashing pretty much always sends them diving. It's not too hard to just avoid them with the racking cane, though, if you don't want to/can't cold crash.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Zabuza
That looks good to me, though next time I'd make...

That looks good to me, though next time I'd make a bit larger starter. And no, you don't need to do anything to it if you're brewing in the next couple hours. When you're read to pitch, decant off...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Zabuza
I guess I'm wondering if just the faintest trace...

I guess I'm wondering if just the faintest trace whisps of yeast are enough from which to use this method. I'm thinking an inoculation needle and petri dishes (followed by slanting and stepping up)...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Zabuza
+1 for sure. I've done this a few times before...

+1 for sure. I've done this a few times before and it can always be remedied with a starter. You didn't kill off everything, just a decent amount of cells that need to be replaced - look at it this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Zabuza
Not to be nitpicky, but how did you end up with...

Not to be nitpicky, but how did you end up with only the 800ml of starter in your first picture with 4 cups of water and a cup of DME?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
Posted By Zabuza
You're good. Lots of yeasts (especially 05)...

You're good. Lots of yeasts (especially 05) leave floating barf-like chunks of gobby disgustingness when done.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Zabuza
I suppose my dense mind is still not getting this...

I suppose my dense mind is still not getting this - why would putting the racking cane such that the inlet point is just above the trub not suck up all the beer until it was level with the inlet...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Zabuza
Wow, 1 view...guess I need to learn how to make...

Wow, 1 view...guess I need to learn how to make topic titles more catchy!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Zabuza
I've had several unplanned infections. One was a...

I've had several unplanned infections. One was a white/green mold that grew on floating yeast chunks, one that I got a couple of times was a thin white film that covered the top of the beer and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,076
Posted By Zabuza
12+% wet hop bursted IPA with 150+ IBUs. ...

12+% wet hop bursted IPA with 150+ IBUs. Everything turned out a little imprecise and the california ale yeast just kept chugging away...

That beer really snuck up on the people I didn't tell it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Zabuza
I don't quite understand - why would krausen...

I don't quite understand - why would krausen affect racking? In those situations I just rack normally without any issues.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Zabuza
I drink most everything just about all the time,...

I drink most everything just about all the time, lol
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Zabuza
Harvesting Karbach Weisse Versa Yeast

Just wondering if anyone had tried it and what kind of success they might've had. I poured a can into a glass earlier today, stuck it in the fridge to encourage yeast to fall out of suspension, and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-10-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Zabuza
Thanks for the recommendation! That is a pretty...

Thanks for the recommendation! That is a pretty awesome experiment. Take that, theory of spontaneous generation!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-10-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Zabuza
Whoa, guys, I get it. Typically, though, people...

Whoa, guys, I get it. Typically, though, people advocate not tightening the foil completely (otherwise it would just be pushed off by the pressure and no air could get in to oxygenate the wort). ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-09-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Zabuza
Stir plate starters are left open to the air,...

Stir plate starters are left open to the air, with no airlock, that the agitated wort can pick up oxygen from the air. They also, however, pick up whatever else is in the air...that's why it's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-09-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Zabuza
Reclaiming Pacman Yeast - Stir Plate or No Stir Plate?

So I made a 250 ml starter of 1.040 wort, and added the dregs from 4 rogue bombers (two were chocolate stout, 2 were Santa's helper ale or whatever). Now I'm wondering: should I let it sit and...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-06-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,701
Posted By Zabuza
Nice! Glad to hear it. Definitely want to make...

Nice! Glad to hear it. Definitely want to make this (or a variation thereof) someday.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-06-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By Zabuza
Ok so if I'm understanding you correctly you're...

Ok so if I'm understanding you correctly you're saying a strand does not necessarily equal a pure, single-cell colony. Fair enough - strands might contain blends of various yeast colonies. I guess...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By Zabuza
Ok, good, that was exactly what I linked to...

Ok, good, that was exactly what I linked to above, so...thanks. I'm aware of the method, I just got confused when I was told it wouldn't isolate a pure yeast strand.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By Zabuza
Can anyone perhaps add a bit more to this? Are...

Can anyone perhaps add a bit more to this? Are the techniques outlined above not effective for isolating pure strains of wild yeast? That seems odd, since it was the entire point of their existence.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,001
Posted By Zabuza
Alright, now that's a good point. You're right,...

Alright, now that's a good point. You're right, it's mainly a American craft brewing invention - Scottish breweries even to this day rarely if ever use peated malt. If it ever becomes a widespread...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-05-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,701
Posted By Zabuza
This is old, but OP said he'd update after a year...

This is old, but OP said he'd update after a year or so. Any new news? Pics? Flavor notes?
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