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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ale yeast for a lager
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:57:40 AM »
There are a few of them. WLP029 is a Kolsch yeast. 2565 from Wyeast is another Kolsch yeast. Wyeast 2112 Cal lager is another one. WLP810 also.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fast lager method question?
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:44:53 AM »
I brewed a few lagers and just left them until fermentation was done. I got sulphur in one and cooked corn in the other. I quit for about 2 years until I tried the fast lager method. I haven't had sulphur or cooked corn since then. I am currently fermenting a lager and now in the ramp up stage - 66 F. The sulphur smell is strong in my fermentation fridge and I am confident it will all be gone when fermentation is done.

All Grain Brewing / Cologne Water Profile in Bru'n Water
« on: October 22, 2018, 12:11:11 PM »
I ran the latest Bru'n Water update and noticed Cologne in the water profiles section. Is this good for brewing a Kolsch or similar light ales?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How's your LHBS doing?
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:40:51 AM »
Our town has a population of 80,000 here in Ontario with no lhbs. I live 1 1/2 hrs from Toronto and their hb stores seem to be doing quite well. In the mid 90's you couldn't find any hb stores. They have quite a few now, finally. The biggest store where I order from is online only. No store front. They have absolutely everything to make beer.

Ingredients / Re: Bought 2-3 Year Old Hops
« on: March 21, 2018, 11:46:07 AM »
Maybe Spalt and NB hops just aren't that popular where I live. Maybe I will just stick to US " C " hops and Hallertauer, Saaz etc.

Ingredients / Bought 2-3 Year Old Hops
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:45:20 AM »
I ordered some Spalt and GR Northern Brewer hops and the lot no. said 2015 and 2016. What gives? Do homebrewers not rate newer hops or is it simply " first in and first out " LHBS practice. I would like 2017 hops please.

General Homebrew Discussion / German Perle Hops Review
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:51:47 PM »
I am thinking on buying some Perle hops in bulk. I will be brewing Pilsners only with them. How do they compare to other German hops? I can't find a lot of reviews on these hops. They certainly have been around for a long time.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:42:53 AM »
My Helles tastes way better with Weyermann Pils malt than 2 row. I just found the taste had a more of a Pilsner taste than when I used 2 row. However, it is still good when I zip it up a bit with specialty malts.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Making a Yeast Starter From 2-row
« on: February 25, 2018, 01:40:28 PM »
My 2nd stepping up with my WLP810 lager yeast foamed over last night. I used some no-foam to finally get it to go away. I have never had a foam over with DME. This was in a 5 L flask too.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Making a Yeast Starter From 2-row
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:25:54 AM »
I just tossed it in the fridge to settle and step it up again for my lager. I couldn't believe how fast it started to work, within 2 hours. Very light compared to DME. It was done in just over 24 hrs. which is fast compared to DME. I did make 2.5 gallons and put the left over wort in a santized container in the fridge for around 3 days until I use it to step up my WLP810.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Making a Yeast Starter From 2-row
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:04:05 PM »
I just ordered some stuff online and assumed our local Brew Your Own would have some DME. They no longer sell supplies of anything. Yea, a city of 75,000 and not one place that sells DME. I am using my wort right away and not freezing it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Making a Yeast Starter From 2-row
« on: February 16, 2018, 01:55:14 PM »
Sounds good. Thanks for the replies.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Making a Yeast Starter From 2-row
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:52:48 PM »
What about my water profile? No hops though? Minimum on everything?

General Homebrew Discussion / Making a Yeast Starter From 2-row
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:45:37 AM »
I can't find any DME in my city, so I am thinking on making a yeast starter from 2-row. Can I use well water and don't worry about my PH? I don't have a PH meter. Or do what I do when I make beer, Bru'n Water, RO water with brewing salts.

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