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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Secondary Yeast
« on: May 06, 2013, 06:08:43 PM »
The original batch was based on a Harpoon IPA clone.
It was an extract brew with specialty grains.
The LME wasn't available in the exact quantities that
the recipe called for (5lbs I think), so I just put 2x 3.3lb cans in along with everything
else that the recipe called for.
Of course the FG wasn't what the recipe suggested, so I thought I would give the Super High Gravity yeast that I saw at the brew shop a try.
It came out very smooth and had the highest ABV of any homebrew I have ever made.
I need to play with the hop quantities to make it a little hoppier because this did not come out
very hoppy.
It was still a great beer.
I'm going to try to do this as an all grain batch now that the weather is getting better.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Secondary Yeast
« on: May 06, 2013, 05:08:12 PM »
I used a single 'tube' of White labs british ale yeast.
No starter.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Secondary Yeast
« on: May 06, 2013, 04:51:38 PM »
Do you really need another yeast?

It was a 10% abv beer the last time I made it. Adding the second yeast caused a second very vigorous fermentation. I'm not sure it would be the same without it.

Yeast and Fermentation / Secondary Yeast
« on: May 06, 2013, 04:38:30 PM »
I have a double IPA that I have made before.
The last time I made it, I racked the beer into a carboy then added
WLP099 Super High Gravity Ale Yeast as my secondary yeast.

My question is -  Do I need to rack it first?
Does it matter if I pitch this yeast into the primary after the initial fermentation

What are the possible problems with this approach?

Yeast and Fermentation / Old White Labs Yeast and a Starter
« on: June 19, 2012, 06:43:25 PM »
I have an old White Labs English ale yeast.
I decided to make a starter. I then realized that it was a year old.
(I didn't think it was that old.)
It hasn't started doing anything yet.
I put the yeast in the flask with wort on Sunday afternoon.

Is this a lost cause?
Should I be able to get this starter going?


Going Pro / Location and Laws
« on: April 17, 2012, 02:56:28 PM »
What is the best way to determine the answers to the following questions:

Which license(s) do I need? What will they cost?
I would like to have a production brewery with a tasting room.

I am not sure if I can sell directly or if I need distribution in MA

Is the town I want to set up shop in, going to allow me to do business there?
What zoning or location restrictions might there be?


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