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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-25-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By BierStreet
We tried this method recently with a belgian...

We tried this method recently with a belgian brown ale. Bottled an abbey and just left the yeast in the fermenter, kept it at room temp with an airlock for the afternoon while we brewed and dumped...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-25-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By BierStreet
If you brew soon enough you could probably just...

If you brew soon enough you could probably just pitch it as is, It will probably take right off since the yeast hasn't gotten too cold. If I'm using yeast from a previous batch and its been in the...
Forum: American Ale 10-16-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By BierStreet
yeah either less crystal 120 or less roasted...

yeah either less crystal 120 or less roasted barley, there is really no "wrong" way to make a red ale lol. But in my opinion the best examples are well balanced, nice hop aroma and malty flavor with...
Forum: European Amber Lager 10-15-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,292
Posted By BierStreet
yes the german lager would probably be a good...

yes the german lager would probably be a good choice. We did a similar recipe with wyeast octoberfest blend 2633 and it came out even better, no diacetyl
Forum: European Amber Lager 10-15-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,292
Posted By BierStreet
it is a german malt that is supposed to mimic the...

it is a german malt that is supposed to mimic the decoction method of mashing, I like to use it in red or amber ales and octoberfest lagers
Forum: American Ale 10-15-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By BierStreet
It was a tad on the dark side, but still a nice...

It was a tad on the dark side, but still a nice deep red when held up to the light. The malt profile really made this beer. We brewed a similar recipe but with 4 oz of williamette hops, 1 oz dry...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-22-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By BierStreet
it doesn't look like yeast foam, it maybe that...

it doesn't look like yeast foam, it maybe that the beer is right up next to the ferment trub thats stuck to the top of the carboy.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-21-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By BierStreet
bubbles still on beer after ferment

brewed a split batch of a red ale, 2.5 gallons with wyeast 1056 (american ale) and 2.5 gallons with wyeast 1214 (belgian abbey) Anyway both fermented nicely, now there is no visible activity in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By BierStreet
haha, i didn't even see that. the title looked...

haha, i didn't even see that. the title looked interesting so i clicked on
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,517
Posted By BierStreet
The last few times we've harvested yeast, we just...

The last few times we've harvested yeast, we just pour the yeast from the carboy directly into a bottle using a sanitized funnel. Keep it in the fridge then pour the beer on top off and make a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By BierStreet
wyeast has 100 billion yeast cells in their smack...

wyeast has 100 billion yeast cells in their smack packs, But since your yeast is from a previous batch, it is probably double that.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By BierStreet
Yeah, I agree that when using fresh yeast from a...

Yeah, I agree that when using fresh yeast from a pack that you want to build it up before you pitch, But harvested yeast has already built up the cell count. I was just sharing what I do before I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By BierStreet
How are they counterproductive? Your basically...

How are they counterproductive? Your basically just giving the yeast some food to wake it up before you pitch (when you use yeast from a previous batch)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By BierStreet
I wouldn't use 1056 in a marzen, or is that why...

I wouldn't use 1056 in a marzen, or is that why your naming it "mocktoberfest" haha, anyway an easy way of making a starter for harvested yeast is to just boil the DME and cool it like normal then...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,517
Posted By BierStreet
cool, Have a bunch of different strains in...

cool, Have a bunch of different strains in bottles in the fridge but not planning to brew for a while, gotta get the kegs up and working first :D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-19-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By BierStreet
haha, used yeast from a previous batch, made a...

haha, used yeast from a previous batch, made a starter, and have it at a consistant 70 F The plan was originally to condense the batch to 4.5 gal, but I guess we had a little more and ended up with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,517
Posted By BierStreet
how long to keep harvested yeast

is there a rule of thumb on how long yeast lasts in the fridge after being harvested from a previous batch?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By BierStreet
My stout just blew the cap off the airlock last...

My stout just blew the cap off the airlock last night, now I've got brown spots going up the wall of my closet, smells great though!!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By BierStreet
Just used that yeast in a vienna lager, I really...

Just used that yeast in a vienna lager, I really like it but I don't know how it would do in warmer temps, we fermented at 53ish F. You could probably do a steam beer with it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By BierStreet
I usually use the blow off tube for ales, and...

I usually use the blow off tube for ales, and airlocks for lagers since ales seem to have more intense ferments, But I was out of airlocks this time so i used the blow off tube. I should have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By BierStreet
Thats good to hear, i've seen a few posts about...

Thats good to hear, i've seen a few posts about this but most of those only had a little bit drip in the beer not a whole cup
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-17-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By BierStreet
Blowoff water sucked into beer! All of it

After my vienna lager was done fermenting in the primary, I put it in the fridge to cool it down a bit before lagering. Today I noticed there was no water in the blow off container, I knew right away...
Forum: European Amber Lager 01-16-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,292
Posted By BierStreet
BierStreet American Red Lager

We did a Lager version of the Red Ale, same grain, same hops, different yeast different temps.

9.25 lbs Pilsner
2 lbs Munich
12 oz Crystal 120
8 oz CaraPils
8 oz Melanoidin
1-2 oz Roasted...
Forum: American Ale 01-16-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By BierStreet
BierStreet American Red Ale

9 lbs 2-row
2 lbs Munich
12 oz Crystal 120
8 oz Cara Pils
8 oz Melanoidin
<2 oz Roasted Barley 700L or 3oz 300L

Mash @ 155 F for 60min

70 min boil
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By BierStreet
the temp too warm is what i was thinking, even...

the temp too warm is what i was thinking, even though it was at 52 for the majority of the time it had activity, (clear glass carboy so i wasn't just counting the bubbles). It doesn't taste spoiled...
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