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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2011, 07:56 PM
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Posted By jlaureanti
For the record I'm a brewer at a local brewery. I...

For the record I'm a brewer at a local brewery. I have a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. I'm not saying I know everything or that what you are saying is wrong. I was merely disagreeing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2011, 08:36 AM
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Posted By jlaureanti
I wasn't intending to be rude, I was trying to...

I wasn't intending to be rude, I was trying to correct a statement that wasn't entirely true. So I shouldn't have said not true at all. My apologies.



Refractometers are way easier and you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-16-2011, 06:03 PM
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Posted By jlaureanti
Not true at all. FG is based upon the health of...

Not true at all. FG is based upon the health of the yeast and the size of the pitch. By simply differing the OG of your starter you are differing the quantity of yeast pitched. Aeration is also an...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-16-2011, 04:21 PM
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Posted By jlaureanti
Gravity readings, my friends, gravity readings!!!...

Gravity readings, my friends, gravity readings!!! Then and only then will your beer be done. On top of that, you should crash cool before you rack. If you are trying to hit 1.016 and you rack and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2011, 08:09 PM
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Posted By jlaureanti
I just brewed a porter with the same yeast and it...

I just brewed a porter with the same yeast and it is tasty... I always crash cool before transfering. I decide to crash cool when the fermentation has gone as far as I want it to go. If you pitched a...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By jlaureanti
I would just like to say that I live in Arizona...

I would just like to say that I live in Arizona and it is crazy to me that someone would have to build a fermentation warmer! I pay an extra $40.00 a month just to keep my beer at 68dF. Lol!

If...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By jlaureanti
How do you aerate? what was your mash temp? Stuck...

How do you aerate? what was your mash temp? Stuck fermentations can be easily attributed to an improper oxygenation level (or the O2 level was too high, probably not the case though). If your...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jlaureanti
what was your aeration method? A quick shake will...

what was your aeration method? A quick shake will just not suffice. I swirl the **** out of mine for a good 5 minutes or so or until there is a good 10" on foamy head on my wort. Or you can pump air...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-05-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By jlaureanti
to the original poster, the oxygenation is...

to the original poster,

the oxygenation is for pre-fermentation, like the others have stated previously. Don't forget to filter the air that you put in to avoid adding additional contaminants. One...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-05-2011, 04:11 AM
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Posted By jlaureanti
Brewers yeast has lost the ability to have sex...

Brewers yeast has lost the ability to have sex since it has been so domesticated. Brewers yeast only buds asexually and not sexually....



Not true at all (the O2 part)... If you are using pure...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-01-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By jlaureanti
whatever recipe you go with, use an organic...

whatever recipe you go with, use an organic vanilla extract and not vanilla beans. Vanilla beans work great but the flavor fades quickly. For a 5 gallon batch you would need like 8 whole beans to get...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jlaureanti
+1 on pitching vigorous starters!

+1 on pitching vigorous starters!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By jlaureanti
what he said :)

what he said :)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,628
Posted By jlaureanti
+1 on control Boil overs happen in starters...

+1 on control

Boil overs happen in starters just as they would in a real batch of beer.



I would Imagine that you could. But in the lab I work in we always use water baths. I imagine that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By jlaureanti
you can put the flask in a water bath (pot with...

you can put the flask in a water bath (pot with water) and boil that if you don't have a gas stove... as long as the flask you bought is made of pyrex you will be fine. They are made to be autoclaved...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By jlaureanti
damn photobucket... ...

damn photobucket...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/jlaureanti/Beer/2011-07-22201605.jpg
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By jlaureanti
New Chiller setup. Surprisingly the wood piece...

New Chiller setup. Surprisingly the wood piece did not get set on fire... yet, anyway.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/jlaureanti/2011-08-14154129.jpg
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,901
Posted By jlaureanti
I made a porter, a tasty porter at that too.......

I made a porter, a tasty porter at that too.... 10 gallons, 5 of which will be getting bourbon soaked wood chips, mmmmmmmm bourbon....

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/jlaureanti/porter.jpg
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,901
Posted By jlaureanti
the hoses and the IC were completely submerged in...

the hoses and the IC were completely submerged in the ice water
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,901
Posted By jlaureanti
(2) 50ft hoses connected by an old immersion...

(2) 50ft hoses connected by an old immersion chiller... it took 45lbs of ice
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,901
Posted By jlaureanti
So I brewed to day and heres the setup I went...

So I brewed to day and heres the setup I went with.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/jlaureanti/2011-08-14154121.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s75/jlaureanti/2011-08-14154129.jpg...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By jlaureanti
I used that yeast a month ago and it is nuts!!!!...

I used that yeast a month ago and it is nuts!!!! It fermented all the way down to 1.004 in 3 days! It was quite fun to watch, enjoy the show. I fermented mine at 78dF and it was banana-y and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-15-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By jlaureanti
I have the Coleman 70qt Xtreme :rockin: and it...

I have the Coleman 70qt Xtreme :rockin: and it only dropped 2dF in two hours.... it was only $40.00 online
Forum: DIY Projects 08-09-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,901
Posted By jlaureanti
I have three thermometer actually, one is digital...

I have three thermometer actually, one is digital and two are 1/2" dial thermometers. One dial will be on the wort out (chiller) and another on a tee to the mash tun out.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,901
Posted By jlaureanti
passedpawn - yes it is a duda diesel plate...

passedpawn - yes it is a duda diesel plate chiller. I got it from kegcowboy (after I realized i could get it cheaper from duda diesel, but who cares, it was only like $5 cheaper on duda diesel)
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