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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By kharper6
I like this idea honestly. I will probably just...

I like this idea honestly. I will probably just make a 2L starter and harvest 300-350 billion cells and use it for two batches. Pour 1L in, sanitize the top, cover in sanitized aluminum, set it in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By kharper6
What would be the consequence of over-pitching by...

What would be the consequence of over-pitching by 5-10 percent?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By kharper6
2.5 Gallon Batches - Is it worth making a starter?

I really only use liquid yeast which is about 90-95 billion cells per vial by the time I'm pitching.

Some of my recipes have calculated 110-120 billion cells. Is it worth making a starter for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By kharper6
Anyone have Pin Lock 3 Gallon Kegs? Need help making a decision

I just recently re-geared for 2.5 gallon batches. I found these

http://www.homebrewing.org/FOUR-3-Gallon-Cornelius-Style-Pin-Lock-Used-Kegs-_p_4673.html

Anyone with pin lock experience : Do...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By kharper6
Best Kettle For Price for 2.5 gallon BIAB

Title says it all, going to be doing oven-assisted mashing, just need something that will get me full volume mashing and boils for 2.5 gallon batches. Probaby 4 gallon liquid plus the grain. The...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-14-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By kharper6
I did the same, 11 months exactly, stored in an...

I did the same, 11 months exactly, stored in an airtight container in the fridge, it was washed, was infection free.

Used it on a ten gallon saison, the yeast ruined the beer, tasted awful.
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Forum: DIY Projects 04-11-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By kharper6
My $20 corded drill turns mine just fine. ...

My $20 corded drill turns mine just fine.

Motor is probably overkill unless you're doing some seriously large batches, often.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,241
Posted By kharper6
For mash temp issues, I use the sleeping bag...

For mash temp issues, I use the sleeping bag method. But I mash about 4L short of my volume and I have an electric kettle that will boil a liter of water in just a few minutes, so I make a few...
Forum: General Techniques 04-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By kharper6
How clear is the wort? I brewed this same...

How clear is the wort?

I brewed this same recipe, the first hydro sample was chalky/grainy/****ty from all of the hop materal and yeast etc.

Two days later after intense cold crashing and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,507
Posted By kharper6
I have a cheap Polder probe thermometer from...

I have a cheap Polder probe thermometer from Amazon, a Thermapen, and a Thermopop (same company)


All read exactly the same temperature during the mash and strike, makes me feel silly for...
Forum: General Techniques 04-11-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By kharper6
24-48 hours ...

24-48 hours

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/34093/Wolfe_thesis.pdf?sequence=1
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By kharper6
Buy an autosiphon, buy an autosiphon clamp, use a...

Buy an autosiphon, buy an autosiphon clamp, use a higher drop.

This will cost you about $19 but it will be valuable forever.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By kharper6
Just a blonde ale. Nothing too crazy. Need some...

Just a blonde ale. Nothing too crazy. Need some good warm weather drinking beers.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By kharper6
BIAB Day : New Grain Mill and Wort Clarity

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,435
Posted By kharper6
sarcasm

sarcasm
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,435
Posted By kharper6
Contests are actually just a bunch of guys that...

Contests are actually just a bunch of guys that don't want to pay for beer and they typed out some generic responses to certain styles etc.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-07-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By kharper6
Temporary storage in snap containers

I have some of these :

http://www.walmart.com/ip/23000774?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227017357147&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=35443512276&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=50597902116&veh=sem

I put sanitizer in it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-07-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By kharper6
you're fine. You should have the yeast at room...

you're fine. You should have the yeast at room temp for a while before pitching anyways.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By kharper6
Go ahead and put new lines in. Get 10' lines...

Go ahead and put new lines in.

Get 10' lines with ball or pin lock fittings. Learn how to disconnect and connect them from the taps, take apart the entire thing and become very comfortable with...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 04-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 72,049
Posted By kharper6
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t...

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I make the dough with bread flour, about 10% whole wheat flour, and beer. 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By kharper6
I ferment in a bucket because I hate the idea of...

I ferment in a bucket because I hate the idea of a carboy.

If you're using a carboy, this is probably more work than it is worth.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 418
Posted By kharper6
Congrats bro. I'll feed you my homebrew...

Congrats bro.

I'll feed you my homebrew funds every time the price is right.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By kharper6
I would do a slightly lower/longer primary. ...

I would do a slightly lower/longer primary. diacetyl until completion, then back to lagering temps.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By kharper6
fermentation schedule?

fermentation schedule?
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-05-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By kharper6
Fits in bucket, stupid easy, catches everything,...

Fits in bucket, stupid easy, catches everything, cheap, will froth your beer like crazy (aerating), clogs easy so I recommend a slow pour, may require some cleaning in the middle of straining.
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