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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
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Anyone?


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Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-18-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
Hmmm, what about that shape would be hard to...

Hmmm, what about that shape would be hard to translate to hdpe?


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
Lager starter very cloudy

About a week ago I made a small starter of some white labs mexican lager yeast, left it on the stir plate for about 30 hours, it hit high krausen, then activity (seemed to) stop, so I stopped...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-17-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
I had wondered about that, and figured maybe the...

I had wondered about that, and figured maybe the angle might have something to do with it...

Still might be something worth researching/attempting. But until them, guess I'll stick with my...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-16-2014, 11:34 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
I want some of these so badly, but unfortunately...

I want some of these so badly, but unfortunately the shape makes it sort of impossible to fit inside a ferm chamber, rendering it useless for my purposes

Is there any chance you might ever...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-15-2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
I would leave the munich, but get rid of the...

I would leave the munich, but get rid of the carapils. I also question the c20, that is such a light crystal and such a small amount that it isn't going to be adding a lot to the beer... Maybe sub...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-12-2014, 07:47 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By HollisBT
Because we need you to understand that we are...

Because we need you to understand that we are better than you.

Clearly it's working.


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-11-2014, 04:30 AM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By HollisBT
Yup. Slanting. Sent from my iPhone using...

Yup. Slanting.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
Don't let those who are uninformed and think they...

Don't let those who are uninformed and think they are right fool you...

Table salt can be used in brewing as a water profile enhancer, and has it's place as an ingredient in this hobby... And you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By HollisBT
As I've already noted, the mash would be the only...

As I've already noted, the mash would be the only place that adding minerals pre-fermentation would be of significance. And even then, it is only going to result in a shift in the water alkalinity,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
So now you are going to discredit this theory by...

So now you are going to discredit this theory by discrediting dry hopping as a whole?

But thanks for proving my point, in a roundabout manner.



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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By HollisBT
So all testing should be done at full volume, and...

So all testing should be done at full volume, and not in smaller doses? I mean, I know several breweries that have 30bbl brew houses, but they still do 5-10 gallon pilots...

I think you guys are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By HollisBT
So you two guys saying it won't work... You...

So you two guys saying it won't work...

You never salt food after it's cooked? Does that not change the taste of food and give you an idea of how to adjust a given recipe?

Salt doesn't effect...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By HollisBT
I tried it once before, adding a bit of table...

I tried it once before, adding a bit of table salt to a beer to try and round out the hop profile. Use VERY small amounts...

It will work and will give you an idea of how to adjust your water...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2014, 01:49 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By HollisBT
They were inoculated about 10 days ago, I noticed...

They were inoculated about 10 days ago, I noticed it when I went to deal them and move them to the fridge. So they have been capped loosely for the past several days. Should I seal them and move to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2014, 01:29 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By HollisBT
My most recent slanted yeasts have developed some...

My most recent slanted yeasts have developed some condensation on the inside if the tubes, with the culture already in them...

Will these be ok? I am assuming this is weather related?

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2014, 08:47 PM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By HollisBT
Well I ended up not brewing the beer (yet). But I...

Well I ended up not brewing the beer (yet). But I decided not to crash, and added the last addition on top of the 1l starter as it was starting to slow down.

The last step seemed to take a little...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-04-2014, 05:24 AM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By HollisBT
Hmmm, so one vote for crash and one vote to pitch...

Hmmm, so one vote for crash and one vote to pitch on top haha.

I'd prefer just to pitch it without the crash, for a few reasons... Mainly for time constraints, but also as previously noted to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2014, 05:33 AM
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Sticky: Slanting yeast
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Posted By HollisBT
I am about to start propagating a culture for a...

I am about to start propagating a culture for a high gravity brew, my steps that I'm going to follow are 10ml > 100ml > 1l > 2l.

That should get me the cell count that I need. My question though,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2014, 11:59 PM
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Posted By HollisBT
True, but the carapils won't add any residual...

True, but the carapils won't add any residual sweetness to the end result...

What is the general rule of thumb about crystal malts? How much is too much?


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By HollisBT
Most likely 1056, something simple and american. ...

Most likely 1056, something simple and american.


Agreed, I might put a little light crystal in there.
Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By HollisBT
Nope, absolutely not. The only two reasonable...

Nope, absolutely not. The only two reasonable explanations are:

1) Not mixing thoroughly
2) You have broken physics
Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By HollisBT
Well unless you are adding water post boil, I...

Well unless you are adding water post boil, I maintain that the wort is not thoroughly mixed before collecting the sample...




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Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By HollisBT
Are you thoroughly stirring your wort before...

Are you thoroughly stirring your wort before taking a sample? Sounds like you have stratification between each runoff, and if you are taking the sample via a ball valve and pick up at the bottom of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By HollisBT
OG is 1.046, planned on mashing high (158),...

OG is 1.046, planned on mashing high (158), hoping for an FG of ~1.012-1.014.


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