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  1. petemoss

    Trying to clone Spaten Octoberfest

    I was following this thread diligently, but now you guys are just making up words.
  2. petemoss

    Decreasing a recipe

    I knew there was something process wise that didn't scale quite right, but I couldn't remember what it was. Thanks for the reminder.
  3. petemoss

    Proper starter technique when not adding entire starter to wort

    I'll probably just leave enough liquid to slosh it all up. My "sampling port" is inside the bottom of a brew jack insulating snuggie.
  4. petemoss

    Decreasing a recipe

    The simple answer is that yes you can scale your ingredient list in a linear fashion (just cut them in half). The long answer is beyond my pay grade.
  5. petemoss

    Proper starter technique when not adding entire starter to wort

    That is good information to know. I will have to pull up a couple of these tools in concert and do some comparisons.
  6. petemoss

    Proper starter technique when not adding entire starter to wort

    Yeah, I have to put it into my kegerator. It would hit the shelves in my kitchen fridge. This batch is 6 gallons at 1.068. BS says it needs 563 billion cells. At my LHBS the yeast seems to always be 2-3 months old. So I went for 2 at this point. Haven't bought it yet. That gives a 77%...
  7. petemoss

    Proper starter technique when not adding entire starter to wort

    I have a 5 liter flask so I had planned to do one single big batch.
  8. petemoss

    First every brew day.

    Yep. I'm a three tanker now myself.
  9. petemoss

    Proper starter technique when not adding entire starter to wort

    Thanks for the detailed information @IslandLizard. I really appreciate it.
  10. petemoss

    Proper starter technique when not adding entire starter to wort

    Hi gang. Normally I make a starter on a stir plate and then I pitch the entire starter into the wort. I am making a lager that BeerSmith tells me will need a 4L starter. I would rather just pitch the yeast off of the starter rather than the entire starter. This is due to me not wanting that...
  11. petemoss

    Bad brew day

    I took a taste this morning. It's okay. I have a hard time telling what flat beer is going to taste like once it is carbonated. It seems a bit more bitter and dry than I was hoping for. It's still pretty early on and things make age a bit. We'll see.
  12. petemoss

    Bad brew day

    It never even crossed my mind. I will do that tomorrow when I take a reading.
  13. petemoss

    Bad brew day

    Well, here is an update. It has been 4 1/2 days since I pitched my yeast. I have not see a single bubble in the airlock. Looking at the wort, I have seen no activity, krausen, or anything else to speak of. I sanitized a spoon today and stirred things up to see if I could get it to do something...
  14. petemoss

    question regarding cleaning

    Are you referring to an initial cleaning of manufacturing oils and such or a post brew cleaning?
  15. petemoss

    Bad brew day

    Thanks everyone for the encouraging words. I appreciate it. We will see how it goes.
  16. petemoss

    Bad brew day

    You are right. That is a far worse brewday. Hahaha
  17. petemoss

    Bad brew day

    Planning ahead. I like it. I just noticed that your id was sleev-les. That's fantastic.
  18. petemoss

    Bad brew day

    That is a bummer, and a new one on me with star sanning the arm. I love it. Just be glad you don't use iodophor.
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