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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2013, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Radegast
Cooper's Ale Yeast is misunderstood and can make a great beer

I know Cooper's Ale Yeast has a pretty terrible reputation, and I just wanted to report my own experience. Last year, I received a Cooper's Stout extract kit as a gift. The kit was fresh and made...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 71,665
Posted By Radegast
The yeast escaped containment. No signs of...

The yeast escaped containment. No signs of survivors. The yeast have taken over the whole facility.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Radegast
I used Beano and amylase powder while cereal...

I used Beano and amylase powder while cereal mashing oatmeal. The amylase ate the starch, and the Beano cut down the big sugars. It was extract, so I had no barley enzymes. It turned out real...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Radegast
Yeah, that's a good point. I was wondering if a...

Yeah, that's a good point. I was wondering if a check valve could prevent that?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Radegast
Can a blowoff go above the fermenter? Or: What good is my lagerator's freezer?

Long story short: Bought a nice used fridge, old fridge got cleaned up and is heading to retirement as a lagerator.

This particular fridge has a freezer on top with a separate door and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-21-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 71,665
Posted By Radegast
I can't anyone who sells ProMalic on a homebrew...

I can't anyone who sells ProMalic on a homebrew scale, but you can get schizosaccaromyces pombe from scientific supply companies. I wonder how close we could get to homemade ProMalic. The cider...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,953
Posted By Radegast
Thank you, marsav. This is more than I could...

Thank you, marsav. This is more than I could have hoped for.
Forum: Brew Science 03-19-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Radegast
Thanks for the info, everyone! I've barely...

Thanks for the info, everyone! I've barely scratched the surface of water chemistry, so I wasn't sure what to make of this.
Forum: Brew Science 03-05-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Radegast
Does this water report look weird?

From Ward Labs:

pH 7.3
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 179
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.30
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.7/2.8

ppm
Sodium, Na 7
Potassium, K 2
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By Radegast
Using lipase in beer?

So homebrewers like to throw in neat little adjuncts, like nuts or baked goods or coconut, that are unfortunately filled with fat, leading to some kind of rancidity. Since lipase is readily...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Radegast
I was thinking about taking some slurry from a...

I was thinking about taking some slurry from a fully attenuated beer, killing it, and tossing into the beer when there isn't so much activity so it won't all get cleaned up. I was just wondering how...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Radegast
I was wondering what kind of accent a very, very...

I was wondering what kind of accent a very, very small amount would bring to a smoked beer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Radegast
Deliberately cultivating an autolytic flavor?

That "meaty" taste from autolysis...Has anyone tried getting that on purpose? If I threw a couple tablespoons of yeast slurry into the boil, would that give me a slight vegemite taste, or would the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-03-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Radegast
Pumpkin rind?

Hi, I'm making a pumpkin beer (yes, just getting around to it). The guy at the LHBS told me that pumpkin rind would add an unpleasant flavor, but I was thinking it would help with all of the mashing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-19-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 190,358
Posted By Radegast
Great chart! What's the max size for a no-sparge...

Great chart! What's the max size for a no-sparge batch relative to these max batch sizes?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-19-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,953
Posted By Radegast
Beer Connoisseur article on traditional Lithuanian brewing. No-boil + hop tea?

It's not online that I know of, but Beer Connoisseur has an article on the ancient and secretive world of traditional Lithuanian farmhouse beer. It was light on technical details, but there were two...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-30-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Radegast
I'm glad it's helpful. As far as the recipe, I...

I'm glad it's helpful. As far as the recipe, I was doing a Cooper's Stout LME kit. The LHBS sold me, along with the can, a 3 lb bag of Briess amber DME, 2 lbs of dextrose, 8 oz of maltodextrin, and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-29-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Radegast
Oatmeal doesn't have any diastatic power. It...

Oatmeal doesn't have any diastatic power. It lacks the enzymes to transfer its own starch into sugar. That's easily fixable.

I recently did an extract stout with additional oatmeal. I used...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-29-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,963
Posted By Radegast
Hardywood Brewery just celebrated its first...

Hardywood Brewery just celebrated its first anniversary. Had a HUGE party yesterday, featuring reserved, barrel aged stocks of previously sold out beers, special small batch stuff brewed just for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-27-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,337
Posted By Radegast
Are you serious, Hixyhopper? If so, I'd really...

Are you serious, Hixyhopper? If so, I'd really like to hear more.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,339
Posted By Radegast
I knew my LHBS was an asset, but I'm just now...

I knew my LHBS was an asset, but I'm just now starting to realize how good I've got it. I've never comparison shopped the grain, but after the great deal I got on my 10g round FB MLT, it's hard for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 150,999
Posted By Radegast
Is there an Untappd badge for reading this whole...

Is there an Untappd badge for reading this whole thread?! Why did I do that? I never tried Leinie or Sam Adams ever, but based on these responses I can see my beer instincts are better than I...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-24-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 237,664
Posted By Radegast
I got some pictures of wild yeast trap in the...

I got some pictures of wild yeast trap in the barn:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8120106814_df6b172cbf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scartere/8120106814/)


I can't tell if that's a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Radegast
Flight Lieutenant William Walker, 99

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/9626438/Flight-Lieutenant-William-Walker.html

Last living member of The Few, decorated veteran, philanthropist,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Radegast
Molasses is terrific if you can find the good...

Molasses is terrific if you can find the good stuff. We have McCutcheon's around here, and it beats Brer Rabbit or Grandma's any day of the week. Maybe I should do a double batch and use...
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