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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By badhabit
I have seen the Mr. Malty comparison before and...

I have seen the Mr. Malty comparison before and attempted to confirm with the author that the listing of he comparison is in fact confirming that it is the same malt. He has not responded to my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2013, 07:24 PM
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Posted By badhabit
Which Alt is which

I've been part of this discussion in the past and to this date have never had a solid answer. I was told again today that WLP 036 and Wyeast 1007 are the "same yeast, from the same brewery in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2013, 08:10 PM
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Posted By badhabit
Anyone washing Lager yeast?

I've looked back as far a 2009 trying to find word of wisdom regarding the washing of Lager yeast. I have been able to find the same questions about the subject but no real answer or even anyone...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By badhabit
There have been tons of threads on the use or...

There have been tons of threads on the use or avoiding the use of the hops bag. At one point a number of years ago I tried brewing an APA splitting the batch between use of the bag and no bag. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By badhabit
For this batch, cold crash for 48 hours then tie...

For this batch, cold crash for 48 hours then tie a nylon stocking to the output side of the racking cane when you transder to the bottling bucket, it will catch the hops for the most part. It may be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By badhabit
I've never mixed the two but have often thought...

I've never mixed the two but have often thought of it. I am afraid that no matter how careful I was I would loose too much of the roggen flavor, it is so subtle. I use 70% roggen in my favorite...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 02:53 PM
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Views: 331
Posted By badhabit
I'm using WLP036 which is my go to for all my...

I'm using WLP036 which is my go to for all my Alts. I use it a lot and have always found that it enhances the malt profile. I am going to try letting a bottle get a little flat and see what that is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By badhabit
I too will admit to being a rouch fan. I like...

I too will admit to being a rouch fan. I like mine lacking of any in your face smoke flavor so always use rouch rather than peat smoked. Yours sounds great. I have never smoked my own malt but you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By badhabit
Perplexed about Pilsner

I've been using a lot of pilsner malt lately trying to learn more about how to use it best. I have noted that no matter how I treat the mash I seem to loose some of the malt flavor as I condition. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By badhabit
I would suggest that most folks are making single...

I would suggest that most folks are making single step starters about 800 to 1000 ml. the volume you are adding with commercial liquid yeast is not enough to worry about.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By badhabit
I also would do anything I could to avoid picking...

I also would do anything I could to avoid picking it up. Many years back I had the same type thing happen and had the bottom fall out when I picked it up.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By badhabit
Sounds good. I would bet that a couple weeks at...

Sounds good. I would bet that a couple weeks at 40 and you won't need to "lager" to have it clear up. Are you going to Keg or will you bottle? The only time I did anything like what you are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By badhabit
Just found this post so my response may be far...

Just found this post so my response may be far past any usefulness but I had to respond just because I like 036 so much. I would say the it is not the same as 007. I have used both as well as...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By badhabit
You can use the secondary trub but it will not be...

You can use the secondary trub but it will not be a viable to begin with and of course there isn't as much. I would suggest that you use the primary yeast unless you are in a bad scrape, and in that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By badhabit
+ 1 I wait until this time of year specificaly...

+ 1 I wait until this time of year specificaly to use my basement and cooler temps for the three above listed styles.
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,205
Posted By badhabit
Ive used the Homer bags for hops so long that...

Ive used the Homer bags for hops so long that they are pretty much black and never had a problem with just throwing them in the boil.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By badhabit
I have seen this info and this type thread...

I have seen this info and this type thread before. Danstar wants to make the point that there is enough yeast to get the job done in their packet. The real world is that yeast multiplies in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-12-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By badhabit
I've had the same thing happen with BA II and...

I've had the same thing happen with BA II and London Ale III. Even when fermentation is done...per SG the Krausen just won't fall. I am not sure why but it doesnt happen every time. It seems to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,485
Posted By badhabit
The longer I brew the more I like simple recipes....

The longer I brew the more I like simple recipes. I will however admitt that I have a few recipies that I developed over a number of years tweeking that have a long and complicated malt bill. The...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By badhabit
Fat Tire Yeast

I harvested some Fat Tire yeast from cans of Fat Tire last year and used some of it to make one brew. Everything went well at that time and I saved some of the yeast for later use. Recently I woke...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By badhabit
I used my old bucket on my last batch, I guess...

I used my old bucket on my last batch, I guess that it is about 30 years old. It works fine. The biggest concern is not the color but if you have it clean. That is very possible but once it is...
Forum: General Techniques 10-23-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By badhabit
No matter what the cause this time, you need to...

No matter what the cause this time, you need to use a blow off tube.
Forum: General Techniques 10-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,797
Posted By badhabit
Nylon hop bag:ban:

Nylon hop bag:ban:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By badhabit
I harvest four different styles of yeast. I do a...

I harvest four different styles of yeast. I do a harvest of each style, once a year, from the first batch that I brew with that style that year. I use that harvested yeast the following year.
I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By badhabit
So all considered, sure you can harvest from the...

So all considered, sure you can harvest from the cake. If you do keep things as clean/steril as possible and use the yeast within 2 to 4 weeks. If you plan on keeping the yeast longer than a...
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