Definitely worth it. How large is the barrel?
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But was it named Boris?
100 points for Who reference!
I just went through this with a pack of Wyeast 2124 ( see "What are you paying for your yeast post?"). Mine went on a stir plate at room temp for 36 hours and nothing. The yeast was older ( March 6th ) but I expect to see something.Man, you should talk to the homebrew shop about that, that's just lame.
I did smell the starter and it smelled like wort...no yeast or sulfur compounds. I didn't take a gravity reading because I was a little frustrated with the yeast ( and the shop that charged me $11.75 for the smack pack ), so I dumped it.
How old was the yeast and how was it handled before getting to you ( i.e. shipped from online store in 95 degree heat) ?
Agreed. They should make it right. Wyeast will reimburse them.
What I find interesting about that graph is that prohibition did nothing to the level of drinking in america. the gap represented by prohibition could be replaced with a simple continuation of the line and nothing would change. the numbers were trending down already.
Just put flare fittings on the gas and liquid lines, and changing out kegs is dead simple. All you need for the commercial kegs is a 1/4" MFL adapter: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/tail-piece-1-4-mfl.html Any well-stocked homebrew shop or kegging supplier will have them.
Bell's, on the other hand, does not last in my house. Maybe my favorite brewery.
Just got a six pack of Bell's Two Hearted the other day and while it is not horrible I don't really enjoy it. I haven't enjoyed a Two Hearted in a while. Seems like the quality has slipped there. Either that or they are expanding too far out from their local and the freshness is biting them in the ass.
Same amount for a porter? 1 qt in 5 gals or so?
We'd have to know your tastes. The good thing about adding it late is that you can taste as you go.