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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-12-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By eastoak
this is not a very precise description of what...

this is not a very precise description of what souring bugs can do. they will sour a beer in the presence of alcohol, acidity, CO2, and O2.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-12-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By eastoak
you wouldn't happen to have a cell phone that...

you wouldn't happen to have a cell phone that takes pictures? that would take lots of guessing out of the way.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By eastoak
if you see a pellicle on your beer it has been...

if you see a pellicle on your beer it has been infected with wild yeast or bacteria. hard telling if you'll like the taste, do you like sour beer? some of these infected beers taste fine early on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By eastoak
extract beer?

extract beer?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2014, 02:33 AM
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Views: 146
Posted By eastoak
the bruery has a wit beer made with lavender that...

the bruery has a wit beer made with lavender that i think tastes awful, one of the worst beers i've ever had, but it does get a 98% on ratebeer so somebody likes it. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By eastoak
why do you think the yeast would be dead as...

why do you think the yeast would be dead as opposed to just going dormant after fermentation is complete? rinsing yeast is a hotly debated issue here but i see it as an added complication with zero...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By eastoak
a yeast starter is no better or worse than the...

a yeast starter is no better or worse than the small beer method.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By eastoak
you can bottle on star san suds, no problem.

you can bottle on star san suds, no problem.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-28-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By eastoak
i'm not sure 1.080 is big enough for a whole...

i'm not sure 1.080 is big enough for a whole yeast cake. you needed around 170-180 billion cells which is not even a cup of slurry.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By eastoak
just to be clear, it was invented in the 4th or...

just to be clear, it was invented in the 4th or 5th century, it's use in brewing came much later.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By eastoak
a refractometer used on fermenting beer is an...

a refractometer used on fermenting beer is an even bigger pain than using a hydrometer since you have to do a conversion. the hydrometer has been in use since the 4th or 5th century for a very good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By eastoak
yeast is cheap, even cheaper if you go on ebay...

yeast is cheap, even cheaper if you go on ebay and buy 5-10 packs at a time. norcal brewing sells on there and offers free shipping. 1/2 pack of yeast saved for later makes no sense.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By eastoak
don't just buy 1 pack, buy a few.

don't just buy 1 pack, buy a few.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-27-2014, 12:19 AM
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Posted By eastoak
well, there are a number of brett strains sold...

well, there are a number of brett strains sold commercially and many more in the wild so if this was an accidental wild yeast contamination there is no telling what it is or what will happen. set it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By eastoak
hard telling, but 60 days is nothing. i've used...

hard telling, but 60 days is nothing. i've used 6-8 months old yeast slurry in the past.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By eastoak
bottle whenever it's reached a stable final...

bottle whenever it's reached a stable final gravity. after the bottles are carbonated you can keep them refrigerated if you have the space.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By eastoak
you can scoop up everything and pitch. for an...

you can scoop up everything and pitch. for an average gravity beer 1/2 to 1 cup depending on how thick the slurry is.
Forum: General Techniques 03-26-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By eastoak
i've been schooled, good. a local bar serves a...

i've been schooled, good. a local bar serves a pale ale on nitro that i love and i love it even more now. thanks.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By eastoak
masonsjax is correct, another possibility is an...

masonsjax is correct, another possibility is an infection. that worst case was one i didn't consider at first but if it's a strong flavor it could be a dumper for sure. or you could use it as vinegar...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By eastoak
you can just wake the yeast up with something to...

you can just wake the yeast up with something to eat and they will do the job.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By eastoak
there are probably breweries in germany that have...

there are probably breweries in germany that have been using their own special yeast for hundreds of yeast but generally speaking anything you can get in germany you can get anywhere else. germans...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By eastoak
i would dump it but if you want to try to save it...

i would dump it but if you want to try to save it you can add some sugar to the fermentor and the yeast will reduce it to ethanol. how much sugar? i don't know. on second thought you could also make...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By eastoak
unless you have a 15-20 lb grain bill for a 5...

unless you have a 15-20 lb grain bill for a 5 gallon batch you don't want to use 1/2 of a yeast cake. (very short version of why) part of the beer flavors come from the yeast reproducing and an over...
Forum: General Techniques 03-26-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By eastoak
this does not sound right to me, without CO2 in...

this does not sound right to me, without CO2 in the beer it would be flat. it is the nitrogen bubbles (not soluble in the beer) that give beer a creamy mouth feel along with some of the ingredients...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,701
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Posted By eastoak
brett is a yeast and if that is brett, you can't...

brett is a yeast and if that is brett, you can't tell by looking at that picture you posted, it will develop flavors faster in that small quantity of wort if that's what you are trying to do....
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