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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 06:57 PM
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I started my brewing career with 5 gallon extract...

I started my brewing career with 5 gallon extract batches on the stovetop in a 7.5 gallon turkey pot. Decided to step up to a Blichman Boilermaker. Looked at the 10 gallon, and thought " that's not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Short answer, up to 5 oz for 5 gallons. Real...

Short answer, up to 5 oz for 5 gallons.

Real answer,
1. Look up style you are brewing and determine appropriate carb level.
2. Use an online calculator to determine appropriate sugar based on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-28-2014, 12:49 AM
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Its alive!!!!!!

Last night I Spun up a starter from 2 tubes of hefeweizen yeast that I harvested from a starter and stored a little over a year ago. Got up this AM, the sir bar had slung off over night and there was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
It's not finished beer until it's conditioned and...

It's not finished beer until it's conditioned and chilled. Both of these processes changes the flavor of beer. You're drinking young beer. Certainly instructive to your pallete, but don't expect it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
I have never done a malt teal i have always...

I have never done a malt teal i have always popped a few grains in my mouth at the LHBS when purchasing new grains. How much does the taste experience differ?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
When I take mid fermentation readings I usually...

When I take mid fermentation readings I usually santitize the hydrometer, drop it into the fermenter and give it a spin to release the co2 bubbles. Its a bit more difficult to discern the miniscus,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
When I want coffee flavor I usually use coffee...

When I want coffee flavor I usually use coffee malt instead of coffee.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
For now, I agree with washing yeast. For the...

For now, I agree with washing yeast. For the future, if you do starters, consider storing a vial sized sample from your pitching yeast to prepare the next starter. The yeast has never seen hops, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
My parents always had a stick of charcoal in a...

My parents always had a stick of charcoal in a dish in the top shelf of the frige. Now i know why.....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
In a starter you're not making beer, you're...

In a starter you're not making beer, you're making yeast.

I'd be interested if anybody actually did the side by side comparison with shaking/not shaking. My guess is the only difference would be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
And once the starter is ready to pitch, decant...

And once the starter is ready to pitch, decant and reserve a little, pouring it into the tube the liquid yeast came in. Tag it with the date you made the starter and you have yeast for your next...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
I believe the purpose of the transfer is to...

I believe the purpose of the transfer is to remove the yeast cake and reduce the likelyhood the ferment will kick back up and eat your blueberry flavor. Perhaps the correct schedule is ferment until...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
My family used to keep fresh water fish. When...

My family used to keep fresh water fish. When adding water we always filled a container and let it sit for a few days to allow the chlorine to evap. Is this the same thing?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
I dont have a good picture in my head of what you...

I dont have a good picture in my head of what you are proposing. Could you post a picture?

In general, to operate with a stir plate, you need a thin flat bottom that will give the stir bar good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-07-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
I run mine until the krausen falls.

I run mine until the krausen falls.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
I juat did the same thing, but no krausen. Ended...

I juat did the same thing, but no krausen. Ended up buying new yeast.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
To answer all the responses I received, (and for...

To answer all the responses I received, (and for which I am truly grateful,) the yeast is commerically available on a year round basis. I'm just stingy, preferring to ranch yeast when its reasonable...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
I'll bump this just once then let it sink into...

I'll bump this just once then let it sink into oblivion.

Another related question; does anyone know how starsan works? If it kills bacteria and acts as "yeast food" could I wash my yeast sample...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
I usually assign it to planitary alignment. When...

I usually assign it to planitary alignment. When venus and jupiter are in a falling house and a rooster crows at sundown, you get poor carbonation. You need to kill the rooster :)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
I believe the stir plate oxygenates the starter...

I believe the stir plate oxygenates the starter media by keeping the yeast cells in suspension and moving along the surface of the vessel, where the oxygen is. An aquarium filter will act...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Yes, but they prepare them in glycol, not water....

Yes, but they prepare them in glycol, not water. I agree: a few hours most likely did to kill a prepanderances of the cells. Spin up a starter and make your decision then. Most likely it'll take...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Yeast health

For various reasons unbrelated to brewing, I did not brew at all this winter. I'm preparing to boil up a batch this coming weekend and am concerned about my refrigerated yeast library. They are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
I did both extract and AG 5 gallon batches on the...

I did both extract and AG 5 gallon batches on the range before i got my propane burner. Works fine. As mentioned before, not a vigorous boil, but a boil nonhe the less. You will also likely have less...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
I just pop my cider bottles in the dishwasher and...

I just pop my cider bottles in the dishwasher and run it with the sanitize setting on. As a bonus, it gets the stickyness off as well!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
The steamer basket provides a really good handle...

The steamer basket provides a really good handle if you choose to mash with grains in a bag. Wish I had one for my Blichmann!!!
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