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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-03-2012, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Salmonhouse
I rehydrated 5 packets, i was trying to play it...

I rehydrated 5 packets, i was trying to play it safe after my last reuse fail.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-03-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Salmonhouse
Nottinham Isn't dropping out of suspension

Greetings brewers!

I've been a brewer for maybe 5 years now. I have been making regular large scale batches and have worked my way up to ~25 gallon batches. I have been making very similar...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-04-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Salmonhouse
I have both styles in my brew system and both...

I have both styles in my brew system and both work fine.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-04-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Salmonhouse
You pretty much need to have a certain angle to...

You pretty much need to have a certain angle to effectively dump all your yeast. I have fermented in sankes a plenty, I just rack off the yeast cake with auto-syphon as usual...

Why damage a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-04-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Salmonhouse
Ryan has some good info there, but i'd like to...

Ryan has some good info there, but i'd like to extenuate that the temp at which your wort is at the time of pitching is very important. It may take a long time to hit but if you pitch too warm it's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2011, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Salmonhouse
The beer is good at 65F for two weeks. If i give...

The beer is good at 65F for two weeks. If i give it a couple more weeks it's even better though. I just don't have that kind of real estate so i was hoping some more heat after the primary might...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-03-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Salmonhouse
Good Info guys. +1 on making a starter on...

Good Info guys.

+1 on making a starter on old yeast.

I have used harvested yeast after weeks in the frige and I got some poor attenuation because of it. I always make a starter of it now.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-03-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Salmonhouse
Increasing temp after primary?

I'm running a temperature controlled fermentation on a conical fermenter.

I've been re-using So4 English Ale yeast and fermenting 64-66F with little temp fluctuations for two weeks before...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Salmonhouse
Welcome to the All Grain Scene! For...

Welcome to the All Grain Scene!

For calculating how much water and strike temperature i use the following page:

Mash and Sparge Water Calculator ::: Brew365 - Homebrewing Recipes and Articles...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Salmonhouse
I've split up to 20 gallons between 5 carboys on...

I've split up to 20 gallons between 5 carboys on many occasions without problems. I do drain a little in one then another and keep moving it around until they are all more or less even. Even that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Salmonhouse
A few days or a week is ok, perhaps, but if it's...

A few days or a week is ok, perhaps, but if it's in the fridge for too long, (2, 3 weeks?) make a new starter first. Had some batches finish low, i presume from not making a new starter, but you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-30-2011, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Salmonhouse
I finally got my stout tank in September, 6...

I finally got my stout tank in September, 6 months after purchasing it! So i basically forgot about it and brewed many batches in carboys this summer. I wasn't expecting such a long wait and i...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Salmonhouse
I meant 73% 2-row

I meant 73% 2-row
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Salmonhouse
Probably not needed, no, but i think pitching...

Probably not needed, no, but i think pitching actively fermenting yeast is most ideal and it's how i roll. ;)



I'm curious if placing it in the frige is necessary, beneficial or detrimental in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Salmonhouse
I brew exceptional beers with dry yeast, that...

I brew exceptional beers with dry yeast, that being said it's probably a better choice for someone just beginning to brew beers.

It's more forgiving and cheaper.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Salmonhouse
Here is a good description of how to step up your...

Here is a good description of how to step up your starters:

Stepping up a Yeast Starter (http://billybrew.com/stepping-up-a-yeast-starter)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Salmonhouse
Do you have an accumulation of yeast cells on the...

Do you have an accumulation of yeast cells on the bottom of your starters?

In all your starters i would suggest keeping the gravity less than 1.05, yeast get stressed after fermenting high...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Salmonhouse
+1

+1
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Salmonhouse
+1 too high a mash temp and bring up your...

+1 too high a mash temp and bring up your fermentation temp,

maybe try to rouse the yeast or repitch.

Your gravity is much too high so you should definitely try something.

The 67% base...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Salmonhouse
Whatever you do will probably work since you are...

Whatever you do will probably work since you are only a few days off here.

I personally might stick it in the frige untill Friday and decant the beer then, bring the yeast to room temp and make...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Salmonhouse
If you store it or it has been sitting as a cake...

If you store it or it has been sitting as a cake for a while after primary the yeast will go dormant. Make a starter again with it the day before pitching.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-30-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Salmonhouse
And so it begins! :cross:

And so it begins! :cross:
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-30-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By Salmonhouse
Yer over filling yer fermenter, me thinks. ;p ...

Yer over filling yer fermenter, me thinks. ;p

-b
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Salmonhouse
I just made an oatmeal stout with 73% base malt...

I just made an oatmeal stout with 73% base malt and I feel that if you go much lower than this you are losing quit a bit of fermentables.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By Salmonhouse
Rhahb!

Rhahb!
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