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  1. Trey Ark

    Mouse Poo and Apples...

    Hey Everyone, I've been busy with multiple brews, college, and work. I left some of my favorite apples in the garage, meaning to use them the next day but life happened and they've sat out there. I've thrown out the rotting ones and found some mouse poop in one of my boxes. I have another box...
  2. paulvernon63

    Is stripping grapes essential?

    I have been given something like 25kg of grapes by a friend who very kindly cuts down the bunches for me and gives them to me every year. For the past couple of years I have stripped the grapes from their branches but she has given me far more grapes this year and I can see stripping them taking...
  3. beervoid

    Overbuilding yeast starters vs top cropping

    Hello everyone, I was wondering what would be a better way to reuse yeast. Right now i'm overbuilding starters but I'm growing tired of making the yeast starters and DME is quiet pricey. Just wondering if top cropping will give me similar results and which method would be giving me better...
  4. Northern_Brewer

    Redhook Longhammer harvest?

    Hey folks I came across a bottle of Redhook Longhammer recently, a rare sight on this side of the pond and bought it on a whim. I assume it’s not bottle conditioned, but I did come across a thread from 2010 where someone had recovered yeast from an unknown Redhook bottle. Has anyone got more...
  5. BandonBrewingCo

    Is this trub or yeast?

    Looking at the middle layer the lack of stratification has me wondering if it is indeed yeast or just proteins and gunk? Also, now I've added a hop sock for dry hopping to my shopping list.
  6. Washington_Brewologist

    Should I harvest the entire yeast cake?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I've just kegged an IPA that has been sitting in the primary for 2 1/2 weeks and I'd like to try and save some money by harvesting the yeast. At the moment I've got about 1 or 2 inches of green beer sitting on top of about 5 fingers worth of trub in a 6-gallon...