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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-29-2013, 08:04 PM
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Posted By BeerCyclist
I'm totally in! Cheers!!!!!

I'm totally in! Cheers!!!!!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-16-2012, 06:04 PM
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Posted By BeerCyclist
I always pitch ale yeast in the mid to upper 50s....

I always pitch ale yeast in the mid to upper 50s.

Cheers!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,521
Posted By BeerCyclist
That's a big beer. According to yeastcalc you...

That's a big beer. According to yeastcalc you would need almost 300 billion cells to properly ferment that wort. It may take a couple of days to kick in.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By BeerCyclist
At what temperature did you pitch and what was...

At what temperature did you pitch and what was your OG? Did you pitch the right amount of healthy yeast? It's a good idea to make a starter for every batch, but it should be a requirement for any...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By BeerCyclist
I pitch my ale yeasts in the high 50s and let it...

I pitch my ale yeasts in the high 50s and let it rise into the low 60s, carboy half-submerged in cold water in a dark 65 degree room. My brews always turn out great and with this somewhat controlled...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By BeerCyclist
I have the SP10 (short version) and I couldn't be...

I have the SP10 (short version) and I couldn't be happier with it through 5 AG batches. Make sure your hose it screwed tightly onto the propane tank. I had a few instances where I was getting a very...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2012, 09:54 PM
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Views: 596
Posted By BeerCyclist
+1

+1
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2012, 02:58 PM
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Views: 596
Posted By BeerCyclist
Why bother moving it and risk infection? Are you...

Why bother moving it and risk infection? Are you planning on doing something with it in secondary? If not, your best bet would be to leave it in primary until fermentation is complete, then bottle or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By BeerCyclist
As long as you didn't pitch in the 80s and then...

As long as you didn't pitch in the 80s and then let it cool, which a lot of first timers do - including myself LOL - you should have a fine beer.

Congrats on your first brew, by the way! :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-19-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By BeerCyclist
21 years. Still have friends and family there, so...

21 years. Still have friends and family there, so I visit when I can.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By BeerCyclist
It should have a positive effect on the taste. ...

It should have a positive effect on the taste.

I submerged a fermometer in my swamp cooler and it stopped working, so I stuck another one just above the water line, but still over the beer, of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By BeerCyclist
Sounds like something I would do. I'm always...

Sounds like something I would do. I'm always giddy on brew day. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By BeerCyclist
I had a pretty similar situation with a stout...

I had a pretty similar situation with a stout last weekend. In fact, my numbers were almost identical to yours. What yeast did you use? I went with WLP001 as mine is an American stout. Anyway, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By BeerCyclist
If I can't get my temp low enough, I just...

If I can't get my temp low enough, I just transfer it to my carboy, throw it in a rubbermaid box with cold water and pitch the next morning. Fortunately, I have a room under the house that's a steady...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By BeerCyclist
You'll likely get off flavors. I pitched at...

You'll likely get off flavors. I pitched at similar temps on my first couple of brews and they turned out crappy. I was brewing kits and the instructions didn't really specify what temp to pitch at....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By BeerCyclist
Yeah, congrats man! My son was born in January....

Yeah, congrats man! My son was born in January. Knowing that the brewing would slow down I bought/built my AG equipment and read a lot of books and forums during his first 6 months in order to stay...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By BeerCyclist
Yeah, I train in to Manhattan daily. I did a few...

Yeah, I train in to Manhattan daily. I did a few extract kits from NB and Midwest last year and switched to AG a couple months ago. My first batch, a simple pale ale, was pretty crappy, but I was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,570
Posted By BeerCyclist
I buy my base malt online, but get all of my...

I buy my base malt online, but get all of my specialty grain, yeast and hops from WF Bowery. I usually stop in a couple times a week to browse the beer selection. Went in last week for some yeast and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-17-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By BeerCyclist
I had the same question today and I'll report...

I had the same question today and I'll report back in a couple of months with my results. I just grew a 240 billion cell starter of WLP001 for an IPA with an estimated post boil gravity of 1.065....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By BeerCyclist
[QUOTE=BigTerp;3115090]You should be fine. Your...

[QUOTE=BigTerp;3115090]You should be fine. Your starter looks 10x better than mine. I made a 1.5 liter starter on Thursday evening of a Wyeast American Ale II that followed the heat wave to my house...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-24-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By BeerCyclist
Here is my starter after about 30 hours at room...

Here is my starter after about 30 hours at room temp. I haven't seen any krausen, but it looks like the yeast are healthy. The weather also just got a lot cooler and I'm considering a boil tonight....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By BeerCyclist
Good point. Doesn't hurt to try. I will start it...

Good point. Doesn't hurt to try. I will start it and see how it goes. Unfortunately, it's going to be way too hot to boil this weekend...100 tomorrow and no wort chiller...and I don't want to spend a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By BeerCyclist
Well I came home, opened the box and the...

Well I came home, opened the box and the ingredient kit looked like it was about to blow. Northern had packed it with dry ice brix but, as I suspected, it didn't help. The Wyeast pack has been...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By BeerCyclist
Hot Yeast!

So, it's like 100 degrees today and when I get home I expect to see a package from Northern Brewer sitting on my doorstep that contains their Waldo Lake Amber extract kit with a pack of Wyeast 1450....
Forum: Introductions 07-19-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By BeerCyclist
Hello from Connecticut!!

Greetings!

Brian here. Originally from the midwest, I've been drinking craft beer since before it was cool to drink craft beer. The hoppier the better!

About a month ago, while enjoying a...
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