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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By BuzzCraft
Why are you bothering with cleaning your mill at...

Why are you bothering with cleaning your mill at all?

All that's there is residual husk, grain debris, etc. Unless it got heinously filthy and gummed up (which mine has not done in 3 years of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By BuzzCraft
IMO, don't cold crash for at least a couple (2-3...

IMO, don't cold crash for at least a couple (2-3 weeks) in primary at fermentation temps...yeast dependent conditioning/cleanup is going to proceed faster at those temps.

one other thing to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-14-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By BuzzCraft
us-05 is technically the same yeast, but will not...

us-05 is technically the same yeast, but will not give you the same ester profile as 1056/wlp001. i personally find the latter to be cleaner, though lots of people are just as happy with 05. ymmv. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By BuzzCraft
they work fine...a little finagling to get the...

they work fine...a little finagling to get the plates parallel and you're golden. no matter if you're talking a couple of pounds or a dozen.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By BuzzCraft
it would seem likely that there was a measurement...

it would seem likely that there was a measurement error somewhere, either weighing grain or, more likely, you used more water than you intended.

dough balls, unground grain, etc....i'd only...
Forum: General Techniques 01-11-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By BuzzCraft
still not likely to be an issue. if the yeast...

still not likely to be an issue. if the yeast have produced enough CO2 to fill the headspace, it's a complete non-issue. If they haven't started yet, you're just aerating and helping them to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By BuzzCraft
Stats are on Munton's website: ...

Stats are on Munton's website:
http://www.muntons.com/homebeer/other-products/canned_light_malt.asp
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By BuzzCraft
thanks....I've read that and probably most other...

thanks....I've read that and probably most other Servomyces threads on here already, but my question is pretty specific and a departure from conventional Servomyces use.

i really didn't expect...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,334
Posted By BuzzCraft
thanks. i've got a pale i'll be kegging in 2...

thanks. i've got a pale i'll be kegging in 2 weeks that i did this on (though only for 15 min) and am looking forward to seeing if it helped. i use an immersion chiller and what i did was run it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,334
Posted By BuzzCraft
i recommend listening to the show, but (for quick...

i recommend listening to the show, but (for quick reference) the recipe is posted on hbt, here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/can-you-brew-recipe-rogue-shakespeare-stout-178121/

note that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By BuzzCraft
in your exact situation, i don't really...

in your exact situation, i don't really know...i've had several month past expiration WL vials take 3+ days to show activity on a stir plate in less wort than you pitched into.

off the top of my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By BuzzCraft
IMO, from what you described, you are probably...

IMO, from what you described, you are probably dealing with a very small population of viable yeast. Those that were still alive would likely be quite stressed from the high ABV of that beer (it's a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By BuzzCraft
A good question....I'm not sure I have the...

A good question....I'm not sure I have the definitive answer, but here are my thoughts.

If your mash temp was 148F, the yeast you're using isn't really going to help increase the body of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,334
Posted By BuzzCraft
IIRC, isn't Rogue Chocolate Stout just...

IIRC, isn't Rogue Chocolate Stout just Shakespeare Stout with some chocolate added??
If so, I think you should be using more like 1.25# chocolate and the same amount for the 120L crystal.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By BuzzCraft
2-row - .70/# (55# bag) specialty - most at...

2-row - .70/# (55# bag)
specialty - most at 1.50-1.70/#
Hops - most are $1.30-1.60/oz
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By BuzzCraft
it's probably too late either way, but you're...

it's probably too late either way, but you're likely fine. but, more info would help...did it pop completely off and land in a pile of dog s#*t or did it just pop off on one side?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By BuzzCraft
Servomyces in starter?

I just finished reading Chris White's book, "Yeast" and have been looking into zinc supplementation for yeast growth/metabolism. Sounds like using Servomyces is perhaps the best way to go, except...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,901
Posted By BuzzCraft
it is supposed to be the whitbread strain. ...

it is supposed to be the whitbread strain. although i've not used 1099, i can tell you that the handful of times i've used S-04, my attenuation has been 80-81% (154F mashes), whereas with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By BuzzCraft
it will help with some strains, but not others. ...

it will help with some strains, but not others. from the description, i personally suspect it probably wouldn't do much with this strain.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-20-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By BuzzCraft
no, keep it simple and minimize transfers. the...

no, keep it simple and minimize transfers. the potential for introducing oxygen with all of those transfers outweighs any potential benefits.

your best bet, IMO, is to just wait out the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By BuzzCraft
the ill effects are oxidation of your beer. it...

the ill effects are oxidation of your beer. it will start tasting stale earlier. the common taste associated with this is wet cardboard. having said that, i wouldn't go worrying about it.
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-20-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By BuzzCraft
a few things to consider. the main reasons to...

a few things to consider. the main reasons to wait until after fermentation are: 1) to avoid the evolving CO2 scrubbing the hop aromatics out of solution and 2) the fact that there will be less...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By BuzzCraft
paraordnance....per my previous post, are you...

paraordnance....per my previous post, are you sure your hydrometer is accurate and that you're using it at the appropriate temp? it's not uncommon for cheap ones to be a couple of points off and if...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By BuzzCraft
Make sure your hydrometer is reading correctly...

Make sure your hydrometer is reading correctly (i.e. 1.000) in water at the appropriate temperature (most are calibrate at 60F, I think).

If it's calibrated at 60 and you're reading at 70, it is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By BuzzCraft
my fermentation temps were 63-65F in 3 pale ale...

my fermentation temps were 63-65F in 3 pale ale batches (separate yeast packets) where i experienced this. i didn't perceive it in 2 stout batches, but attributed that to it being overridden by...
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