Christmas Gruit has been brewed... wort has a great aroma from the spices / juniper berries... nice warm swamp cooler for the French Saison yeast. Adding some buckwheat honey after primary fermentation has started.
Just my opinion but I think you need to make the starter bigger. Probably not going to get a ton of growth out of a 500ml starter. Again, just my opinion. However, I dont think your method is incorrect.
check out: http://www.yeastcalculator.com/
According to the site you'll net about a .68...
Hello, brewing tonight and using my new SS brew bucket... Question, how is the racking arm suppose to be positioned? Angled up towards the lid or down towards the cone? Thanx!! Visually it seems like a lot of beer would be left behind if positioned up.
make sure the thing is tight on the keg... mine leaks every once and a while and I just push down on the pin that typical has a pull tab and that seals it back up... yeah holy crap on that glass carboy sitting on the age of destruction.
100% agreed... Jackie O's is the Russian River of the Midwest.. so lucky to have them within a few hours and most of the beer reachs my area. Still have to travel to get some Black Maple this October during the release. Best beer I've ever experienced.