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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-18-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,463
Posted By merkaba
thanks for the replies, I'm just wondering how...

thanks for the replies,
I'm just wondering how I should store my leftovers
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2006, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,463
Posted By merkaba
How do you store your Hops and Grains ? freezer or fridge ?

How do you store your Hops and Grains ? freezer or fridge or room temp ?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-13-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,075
Posted By merkaba
looks good ian, hard to beat fresh homegrown hops...

looks good ian, hard to beat fresh homegrown hops
I'm planning on growing some hops next year.

If you guys have any links/definitive resources for growing hops please post them.
I've found a few...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,447
Posted By merkaba
no, I have a 3.5 gallon stock pot that works fine.

no, I have a 3.5 gallon stock pot that works fine.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By merkaba
I'm also not sure what the benefits of liquid...

I'm also not sure what the benefits of liquid yeast are.

http://realbeer.com/jjpalmer/Howtobrew.html says,
"Liquid yeast is often favored over dry yeast because of the greater number...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By merkaba
repitched

After 48 hours it still looked completely dead. I bought some dry yeast from a local shop and 5 hours later its fermenting good. It sounds rare to get a bad batch of white labs liquid yeast, but I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-11-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By merkaba
I'm using a carboy and the wort was about 78*...

I'm using a carboy and the wort was about 78* when I pitched.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-11-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By merkaba
36 hours since pitching, no visible acitivity, should I repitch ?

I has been at least 36 hours since I pitched yeast and there is no fermentation going on. I just used White Labs liquid yeast and did not make a starter. I had the yeast shipped from CA to CO. took 3...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-10-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,665
Posted By merkaba
so you don't want to aerate 12 hours after...

so you don't want to aerate 12 hours after pitching even though fermentation is not visible ?
I initially shook the carboy a few times for a total of a few minutes. Is that enough ?
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-10-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,665
Posted By merkaba
I pitched White Labs liquid yeast when the wort...

I pitched White Labs liquid yeast when the wort was below 80*. Yeast bottle says 70-75 degrees. I pitched a few degrees above the recommended because I had a "too cold" problem on my last batch. I'll...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-10-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,665
Posted By merkaba
OK It has been about 14 hours since I pitched...

OK
It has been about 14 hours since I pitched the yeast and I have no visible activity yet. I'm wondering if I should shake the carboy. I've read it can take anywhere from 5 to 15 hours before...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-10-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,665
Posted By merkaba
aerating yeast, how long after pitched should you still be aerating ?

I'm wondering if it is OK to aerate, shake the carboy, after the yeast has been pitched. The instructions I read said to aerate the wort before adding yeast but nothing about aerating after.
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