Great price but only 53 gallon barrels available.
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I liked Hand Book Of Brewing, Second Addition. It seemed aimed more at someone aspiring to be pro
Also, the BJCP style guidelines disagree with you.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Commercial Examples: Westvleteren 12 (yellow cap), Rochefort 10 (blue cap), St. Bernardus Abt 12, Gouden Carolus Grand Cru of the Emperor, Achel Extra Brune, Rochefort 8 (green cap), Southampton Abbot 12, Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue), Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru, Gulden Draak, Kasteelbier Bière du Chateau Donker, Lost Abbey Judgment Day, Russian River Salvation
I use methylene blue - two drops in the final dilution. Those yeast cells that stain dark blue are non-viable cells, I do not count them. Yes, I consider the dye important if I am doing an accurate cell count. You never know when the vial/package of yeast you just bought has been poorly handled and the yeast have suffered a terminal event.How does one do that - count yeast under the microscope - I'd love to try it?
Thanks, what a great resource. What kind of dye do you use? Methylene blue? Is it necessary? I'll look up those Hemo-whatever slides on line.
How does one do that - count yeast under the microscope - I'd love to try it?