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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2013, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Maddyriver
I've heard about folks using the cool down...

I've heard about folks using the cool down method, but I plan on pitching the entire starter (due to preference & time constraint). It makes sense to pitch at same temps, but I'm concerned that the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Maddyriver
Starter temp vs carboy temp?

I just started pitching starters. So far ale starters. I've been pitching the starters around 70F. However, in the past, before using starters, I would generally pitch my ale yeasts around 62F. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Maddyriver
Makes sense. Leaving it on carboy. Currently...

Makes sense. Leaving it on carboy. Currently controller/carboy at target temp of 71F. Ambient 79F. Seems to be stabilizing. Thanks again.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Maddyriver
I'm using a Brewer's Edge fermentation space...

I'm using a Brewer's Edge fermentation space heating pad stuck to inside wall of fridge being controlled by a Brewer's Edge controllerII. So the probe is currently place and insulated to outside of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Maddyriver
Thanks guys. So it sounds alright to bring the...

Thanks guys. So it sounds alright to bring the temp up to 70-72F when active fermentation has slowed and the temp wants to drop. As it's not a big swing in temp. As for probe location during...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Maddyriver
Sorry, forgot to address another concern. Should...

Sorry, forgot to address another concern. Should probe placement still be insulated to side of carboy when raising the temp on the controller? Or should I dangle it in the chamber, and overshoot in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Maddyriver
Raising Fermentation Temp To Clean Up

When trying to raise the carboy temp after the initial days of fermentation to drop points and clean up what is a good duration for this step? This is pertaining to my current ale batch. I waited...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-11-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Maddyriver
Well figured out that I did have to switch...

Well figured out that I did have to switch jumpers. Heater works fine.
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Maddyriver
Brewers Edge Controller II & Space Heater

Been trying to have my Brewers Edge controller II run a brewers edge space heater pad in my fermentation chamber, but pad dos not warm up. I plugged the pad into the controller hours again and set...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
Cali yeast straight from vile. I've brewed quite...

Cali yeast straight from vile. I've brewed quite a few all grain batches with this strain, and have always had fermentation begin within 12 hrs. My concern is that this time I pitched at a slightly...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
However, I do have a question on hooking up the...

However, I do have a question on hooking up the Brewers Edge heating pad to the controllerII. Do you just plug it into controller and hang the probe in the fridge? Like I've done. Or do I need to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
Got them on there. Between the controller, with...

Got them on there. Between the controller, with the probe insulated on the outside of the carboy, and the strip they're very close within a degree or so.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
Well my concerns look like they are true. +12 hrs...

Well my concerns look like they are true. +12 hrs later and carboy temp only 62F and ambient 64F. No signs of fermentation. So I hooked up and mounted my brewers edge heating pad on interior wall...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
I have a Brewer's Edge II controller. So if my...

I have a Brewer's Edge II controller. So if my controller is set to 66F and wrapped to the carboy it's my understanding it will keep the carboy in check at that temp. If it reaches 66F. I know...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
I just pitched a vile of Cali yeast at 60F & set...

I just pitched a vile of Cali yeast at 60F & set the temp control to 65F. So I'll watch it and see where it goes.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
Yeah I guess that's not really that low. But...

Yeah I guess that's not really that low. But what temp should I set my controller for? Should I set it for my target ferment temp?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maddyriver
Pitching ale yeast at low temps

I've been cooling my wort down to 62F when I'm pitching different ale yeast with good results. However, I just got my fermentation chamber set up and was wondering if I'm still chilling down to 62F....
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