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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By pvtschultz
I'd let it ride for at least 36 hours with this...

I'd let it ride for at least 36 hours with this yeast. You'll have to trust your sanitation a bit with this yeast. I personally think the flavor and crispness of this yeast are worth the delayed...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By pvtschultz
Sounds normal to me. Most of my direct pitch...

Sounds normal to me. Most of my direct pitch beers started to show krausen at 24-36 hours at 68 degrees. This yeast is incredibly slow to start with cooler ferments. I pitched a split batch at 62...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-06-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By pvtschultz
Even my wild lacto Berliner was a bit slow to...

Even my wild lacto Berliner was a bit slow to sour IMO. I'd leave in on the cake until any off flavors have been cleaned up, add sugar yeast and lacto, and then bottle.


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-16-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By pvtschultz
The brown ale that I had with a very long lag...

The brown ale that I had with a very long lag time (too cold pitch temp) fermented clean with no off flavors that I could discern. My last brew was a split batch of BM's Centennial Blonde using...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-17-2014, 01:24 AM
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Posted By pvtschultz
I'm not sure how well those brushless motors can...

I'm not sure how well those brushless motors can be slowed down. Might be better off putting a valve on the discharge side to regulate flow.


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By pvtschultz
Well, I had my first significant lag with this...

Well, I had my first significant lag with this yeast, but it was my fault. I over-chilled my wort to about 48 degrees (damn cold Lake Michigan water). It only got up to the low 50's by the time I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-16-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By pvtschultz
Cheap compact wort pump

Try reversing the polarity. I used to use the cheap LED dimmers to control the fan speed in my stir plates. The first tries didn't work because I had the polarity going to either the input of the PWM...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-16-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By pvtschultz
This guy used a length of copper tubing and JB...

This guy used a length of copper tubing and JB Weld to make a usable inlet.

http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27117


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-16-2014, 01:17 PM
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Views: 160,957
Posted By pvtschultz
Not submersible. From what I understand, the...

Not submersible. From what I understand, the impeller itself is plastic, though I can't confirm. I have run mine at boiling temps but had to throttle it back due to cavitation. I need to wrap up my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2014, 01:45 PM
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Views: 160,957
Posted By pvtschultz
That pump has the barb outlet, but not the...

That pump has the barb outlet, but not the threaded inlet. You could probably tap the inlet if you are handy or have access to someone with a pipe tap. My pump came with 1/4" female BSP in/out...
Forum: Fruit Beer 03-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By pvtschultz
The Kolsch yeast would be a good one too IMO. ...

The Kolsch yeast would be a good one too IMO. American Ale II (1272) would be a good choice though.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-14-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 90,260
Posted By pvtschultz
Anyone try BRY-97 yet

I use this yeast for all of my amber and darker ales, probably a dozen batches or so. Like others, I usually get an 24-36 hour lag pitching dry onto 1.050 wort. I did pitch onto a BRY-97 yeast cake...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2014, 01:52 AM
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Posted By pvtschultz
I purchased a used Speck MY2-6000 off of eBay for...

I purchased a used Speck MY2-6000 off of eBay for around $60. It is stainless and magnetically coupled. The rated 6 gpm is plenty to whirlpool and the pump is nearly silent. I am driving it with a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-08-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By pvtschultz
My 40 amp Chinese SSR shorted out to the heat...

My 40 amp Chinese SSR shorted out to the heat sink during the first test runs of my brew stand tripping the GFCI. It took me a while to isolate the failure. I have a Crydon 25 amp version now (and a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-23-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 124
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Posted By pvtschultz
How is the pump doing now? Any more problems...

How is the pump doing now? Any more problems with it? I received a modest Christmas bonus this year and want to add a pump to my setup.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-23-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By pvtschultz
The HF step drills are okay for SS Sanke kegs. I...

The HF step drills are okay for SS Sanke kegs. I did my keg and panel with one. Find a low speed drill, heck buy the one from HF if you can come up with the coin, and you can use it later to power...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-22-2013, 10:54 PM
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Posted By pvtschultz
I use 12 ounces of frozen raspberries per gallon...

I use 12 ounces of frozen raspberries per gallon of beer if that helps at all. I would describe the flavor intensity as medium.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-10-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By pvtschultz
My Berliner took a couple weeks for the sourness...

My Berliner took a couple weeks for the sourness to come through even though the lacto ferment looked like it was boiling. I did ferment with wild lacto at 90 deg, even so the sourness took some time...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-10-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,750
Posted By pvtschultz
Nope, the souring is all done in the mash,...

Nope, the souring is all done in the mash, pasteurizing stops it, and the yeast do the rest.

I managed a bronze medal on my first try and it was all natural to boot. I cultured lacto from two row...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By pvtschultz
I would skim at ~2 days, discard, and then skim...

I would skim at ~2 days, discard, and then skim again at 3-4 days. Be prepared for an explosive fermentation.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By pvtschultz
You'll need to brew a batch, something cheap will...

You'll need to brew a batch, something cheap will work, to find out what your values are. I am all electric which made setting the boil strength to 1 gallon per hour easy, I lose 1/2 gallon to trub,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,608
Posted By pvtschultz
It takes about 9 gallons to do the traditional...

It takes about 9 gallons to do the traditional full volume BiaB mash. I used to do it in an eight gallon pot and seemed to have to top up with water after the mash creating chloramine issues for me....
Forum: American Ale 08-02-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 150,517
Posted By pvtschultz
The sugar won't harden due to all the water added...

The sugar won't harden due to all the water added to cool it down.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,881
Posted By pvtschultz
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Central...

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Central Waters brewery of Anherst, WI. They are quite a bit out of your way during your trip but there barrel aged beers are incredible. I can highly recommend...
Forum: Fruit Beer 07-30-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,759
Posted By pvtschultz
This is my first original beer that I am...

This is my first original beer that I am completely happy with. I don't have any judging results for it yet, but I'm hoping this to compete well.

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