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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-27-2013, 12:38 PM
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Posted By taa800
I am not using a stir plate. I'm just shaking...

I am not using a stir plate. I'm just shaking the bottle from time to time. When I do shake it, I put the cap on tight and shake it. That pressurizes the bottle, where I have to loosen the cap to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-27-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By taa800
Signs of Fermentation in Starter

I'm in the middle of making my first yeast starter. I mixed 750 ml of water with 75 g DME. I'm only brewing a 3 gallon batch. I put it in a 2 liter bottle and pitched the yeast. After a day, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2013, 09:45 PM
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Posted By taa800
I started this thread over a year ago and was...

I started this thread over a year ago and was very interested in everones replies. Since then, I have been just saving and pitching slurry. I've never had a problem with this. I've pitched yeast...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-23-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By taa800
How do you do your sparge? I've been getting in...

How do you do your sparge? I've been getting in the 80s for my efficiency doing 3 gallon biab batches, but I don't do any kind of sparge.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By taa800
Does the trub hurt it? I've never noticed a...

Does the trub hurt it? I've never noticed a problem with mine when I've done this. I don't go through multiple washing cycles like some do. I had someone tell me this is what they did, so I tried...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By taa800
Is there any good yeast in here?

I have been reusing my yeast by adding preboiled water to the primary after I rack off the beer and then pouring that into pint jars. I normally see a layer of creamy yeast on top of the sediment...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By taa800
Is there any place that has a good picture or...

Is there any place that has a good picture or diagram of all of this?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By taa800
Thanks Yooper. Where is the best place to get...

Thanks Yooper. Where is the best place to get all of this? Are there any kits out there that would have all of this?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By taa800
Equipment to start kegging

I just bought a refrigerator to store kegs so I can start kegging my beer. I wanted to have 2 kegs on tap at one time. I'm wondering what equipment I need to do this. I realize I need 2 kegs, a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-28-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By taa800
Kegging small batches in 5 gallon kegs

I'm thinking about getting a setup to start kegging my own beer. I make 2.5 gallon batches. Is there any reason I wouldn't want to buy 5 gallon corny kegs? These are a lot cheaper than the 2.5 - 3...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By taa800
BIAB and High Final Gravity?

I just read a question in BYO about a person that had too high of a final gravity consistently on his beers. For all of those that do BIAB, do you find that your final gravity is typically higher...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,774
Posted By taa800
I made a scotch ale with all MO and it was the...

I made a scotch ale with all MO and it was the best beer I've made. Next I plan on making a high gravity cherry stout. I'm going to use half MO and half 2 row for the base malt.

BTW, what does...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By taa800
I've been doing BIAB for a number of batches now....

I've been doing BIAB for a number of batches now. I only do 2.5 gallon batches. I fill a 5.5 gallon pot with 4 gallons of water and heat to about 165. I put in my paint strainer bag and fill it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,453
Posted By taa800
Orange Honey Ale recipe

I was trying to put together an Orange Honey Ale recipe with some leftover ingredients I have. What do people think of this recipe. I put it in Beersmith and the numbers look ok. I'm going for a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,599
Posted By taa800
So from what I've learned by everyone's replies,...

So from what I've learned by everyone's replies, there are many ways to do this. Right now I have 3 pint jars of 1098 in the fridge. I think I'll wash one of them to see how it looks compared to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,599
Posted By taa800
When you say slurry, does that mean unwashed...

When you say slurry, does that mean unwashed yeast?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,599
Posted By taa800
When you are pitching your reused yeast (whether...

When you are pitching your reused yeast (whether it's washed or not), would I need to create a starter if I have enough yeast? I looked at my jars today and the pint jar is about half full of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,599
Posted By taa800
Reusing yeast - without washing

I just finished fermenting a Sam Smith India Ale clone and was ready to wash my yeast and save it as illustrated in the sticky in this forum. The night before I was going to do this, I was talking...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 788,565
Posted By taa800
What's the best way to determine how much solids...

What's the best way to determine how much solids I have, and where do I put that in Mr Malty? I'm using the Liquid Yeast tab, right?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 788,565
Posted By taa800
That's a good question. If I used 2 quart jars...

That's a good question. If I used 2 quart jars instead of the 2 pint jars, how much of a starter would I need?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 788,565
Posted By taa800
Why do they need to be larger? Couldn't I use 1...

Why do they need to be larger? Couldn't I use 1 large jar and 2 pint size jars instead of 1 large and 4 pint like the original post said to?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 788,565
Posted By taa800
I'm going to ask what will seem to be an odd...

I'm going to ask what will seem to be an odd question for all of you hard core brewers. I don't brew that many batches, but do want to reuse my yeast. I also brew a lot of different types. Over...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By taa800
Question about Mr Malty calculator

I want to make a 3 gallon batch of a Russian Imperial Stout. I was wondering if I need to make a starter or not. I've never done that with any of my other 3 gallon batches, and they've turned out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-22-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By taa800
Here's what I did. Remember, this is for a 2.5...

Here's what I did. Remember, this is for a 2.5 gallon batch.

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (fermenter): 2.50 gal
Boil Size: 3.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 2.50...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,035
Posted By taa800
I do BIAB making 2.5 gallon batches. I have a...

I do BIAB making 2.5 gallon batches. I have a 5.5 gallon brew pot that I fill with about 4 gallons of water and then mash my grains. I've done 3 recipes that had about 5 lbs of total grain. I had...
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