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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-03-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Brewmeistermj
I pour the dregs from the second racking into a...

I pour the dregs from the second racking into a 750ml wine bottle with an air lock and store at 34F until I pitch. If you need more details shoot me an e-mail.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-03-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Repitching record?

Around this time last year I posted that I repitched Wyeast 1084 about 70 times.
I am now up to about 84 times. This yeast was mfg Nov 8 2004. Has anybody done more? I NEVER wash my yeast. I simply...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,318
Posted By Brewmeistermj
By all means Brew with this grain. I have brewed...

By all means Brew with this grain. I have brewed with grain in much worse condition than this and still had great results.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-09-2009, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Brewmeistermj
I believe the best way to harvest yeast is from...

I believe the best way to harvest yeast is from the secondary. Nice and clean without any trub. I brew 10 gallon batches and yield about 500ml yeast. I have been reusing the same batch of Wyeast...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-28-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Brewmeistermj
I also brew 10 gallon batches. Was your infected...

I also brew 10 gallon batches. Was your infected brew caused by your yeast or could it be some other factor? :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Reusing yeast,how long can this go on?

I have read a few posts about reusing yeast. Nobody seems to have a clear definition as to how many times you can repitch it. I would like to share my method and welcome any comments positive or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,347
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Does it taste good??? No, thats why I do it!

Does it taste good???

No, thats why I do it!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-01-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Brewmeistermj
About 12 years ago I built a RIMS system. I was...

About 12 years ago I built a RIMS system. I was already brewing good beer but I was always looking to improve. I liked the idea of the RIMS system. It looked good and worked well but the process did...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Brewmeistermj
I just tapped it today. I was getting dangerously...

I just tapped it today. I was getting dangerously low on homebrew so I kegged it as soon as I could. It turned out as you would expect. Kind of like a cup of coffee with a sprinkle of sugar. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Brewmeistermj
You really don't need to feed them. I keep my...

You really don't need to feed them. I keep my yeast at 34F for weeks with no problems. Not to get off topic but is there any chance you own a certain color Trans Am?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Brewmeistermj
I live in Watertown. My wife was born here and...

I live in Watertown. My wife was born here and grew up in this town so I moved here after we got married. I see from your post you are from Germantown. I grew up in Richfield so I guess it's a small...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Yes, Wisconsin was a hop producer a century ago....

Yes, Wisconsin was a hop producer a century ago. Our climate is similiar to Germany so I guess it makes sense. As you mentioned mildew and disease ended the production here. I would also like to add...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Thank's for the help guys:mug: I guess I am still...

Thank's for the help guys:mug: I guess I am still a little frustrated with the price of hops and my declining income. I am just looking at ways to save a few bucks and still make good beer. Two years...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,726
Posted By Brewmeistermj
No Hop Stout

I just brewed a hopless stout over the weekend. Is it still a stout? Can I still call it Ale? With hop prices through the roof and the fact that my brewing budget has taken a hit, I decided to try...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-24-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Force carbonate. Put your PSI at 20. Lay your keg...

Force carbonate. Put your PSI at 20. Lay your keg on the floor and rock it until you can't hear any more CO2 entering. Put it back in the fridge and leave it alone. It should be good to go by the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By Brewmeistermj
I looked at your grain bill. If you hit 1.070...

I looked at your grain bill. If you hit 1.070 which looks very possible, you are definately doing something right. Don't be upset if you fall a bit short. You stated that you were only getting about...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By Brewmeistermj
You mentioned poor efficiency. What is your OG...

You mentioned poor efficiency. What is your OG for this recipe? Your dough in temp seems a bit low. Go with 174 F instead of 169 F. Your mash should start about 158 F. This will give you better OG,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-11-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Why should I batch sparge?

I fly sparge. Why should I batch sparge? My concerns are lower OG, stuck mash and tannins.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-06-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By Brewmeistermj
I really enjoyed the turtle thing:D Clever!!!...

I really enjoyed the turtle thing:D Clever!!! Yeast has been alive on earth about a billion years. I don't think I changed it much in the last five. My Beer has been great. No off flavors, just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By Brewmeistermj
Yeast...Please RePitch Me....

I have repitched the same batch of Wyeast 1084 at least 80 times since 2004. There is no lag or attenuation change. It just keeps going and going....
Is anybody else doing the same?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-11-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,873
Posted By Brewmeistermj
DO NOT use propane indoors! The tanks have a...

DO NOT use propane indoors! The tanks have a pressure release valve that can open and fill your basement with propane.... then BOOM!

I built an All-Grain half barrel gravity system. I use natural...
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