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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By kennymae
Attempt #1

No replies yet, and I plan to make my first attempt in about 10 days.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,822
Posted By kennymae
Gravity

Out of curiosity, what was your OG, and what will be the gravity going in to secondary?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-16-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By kennymae
Yeast Library

Yeah I really should invest in a stir plate. Having my own private yeast library would be pretty cool!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-16-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By kennymae
Selection

How would one measure AA content or trub present in a yeast cake?

I had always assumed that racking directly to an existing yeast cake was shunned because of natural selection: the yeast left in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By kennymae
Maibocks

Yeah, everyone's been there. If you're into Maibocks and able to shell out another $50 for equipment, there is a great thread here that illustrates a simple, stream-lined partial mash process:
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By kennymae
Lazy Pitch

I was feeling a little lazy last fall and decided to directly re-use a week old yeast cake left over from a secondary. There was about 1/4" of beer covering the cake and it had been sitting at about...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By kennymae
Grats on the first brew

To answer your questions:

1a) 68F is a fairly popular fermentation temperature. If you go to Wyeast's website and search for the yeast you used:

Attenuation: 73-75%
Temperature Range: 64-72...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By kennymae
I generally try to activate smack packs 12-24...

I generally try to activate smack packs 12-24 hours in advance for every month since the pack was manufactured.

I had something similar happen last Fall with a batch that went over a week...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,222
Posted By kennymae
Saison & brettanomyces

Hey Everyone,

I want to clone Boulevard's Saison Brett:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-saison-brett/61449/

I was able to produce a very respectable AG Saison last summer, on par with...
Forum: Fruit Beer 08-10-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 35,353
Posted By kennymae
My first attempt was OK but it needs more cow...

My first attempt was OK but it needs more cow bell: it was too light and mild compared to the Ruby as I remember it. The raspberry flavor was very subtle.

The recipe was:

7.00 lb Pale Malt...
Forum: Soda Making 06-12-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,184
Posted By kennymae
Hotlips Soda Clone

Has anyone had any success cloning any of the Hotlips Sodas?

HOTLIPS Soda (http://hotlipssoda.com/)

I have only had this stuff on tap and it was unlike any fruit soda I'd ever experienced. ...
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-11-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 35,353
Posted By kennymae
Puree in secondary?

I love this beer and appreciate all the info. I'm a Portland ex-pat stuck in Wichita and hope to brew this beer often during the summers.

Do you think there would be any advantage or disadvantage...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,575
Posted By kennymae
I tried this same extract recipe as my 3rd...

I tried this same extract recipe as my 3rd homebrew and had a lot of difficulty.

Wyeast Belgian Saison took my OG from 1.070 to 1.050 in about 2 weeks fermenting at 75F. Then it basically...
Forum: Introductions 03-28-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By kennymae
Thanks for the welcomes

Thanks, everyone!

I'll have an update on my first AG Hefe soon. I had a mold scare in my secondary but I think (hope!) what I saw was just a peculiar ring of tiny bubble clusters. I took some...
Forum: Introductions 03-24-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By kennymae
Here I am! So glad that you are! Wichita, KS

Hello Everyone,

I've been lurking for a few weeks and have picked up quite a few good tips. Thanks!

I'm new to brewing and I figured I'd introduce myself.

I grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and...
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