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Yeast and Fermentation / Boiling starters in a flask
« on: January 01, 2013, 06:48:20 AM »


I did the same exact thing. My wife bought me brewing gloves a few days later and I now boil in a pot.

My wife gave me gloves for Christmas!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Low fermenter temp correction
« on: December 31, 2012, 09:09:24 AM »
Thanks for the quick replies!


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Yeast and Fermentation / Boiling starters in a flask
« on: December 31, 2012, 06:40:20 AM »
I've always made the starter in a pan & poured the hot wort in to the flask for chilling. The one time I boiled in a flask I received a nasty burn from stupidly swirling the wort while trying to fully dissolve the DME.
Be careful out there!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Low fermenter temp correction
« on: December 31, 2012, 06:31:22 AM »
Hi,

I brewed a Kölsch and pitched at 60f about 24 hours ago. My fermenter is at 48f now.
(I over did it with swamp cooler.)
I pitched from a 1.5 litre starter. When things warm up should I plan to repitch?

Should I be concerned about off flavors?

Thanks!

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The Pub / song title game
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:30:06 PM »
Mother Nature's Son - Beatles

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The Pub / song title game
« on: December 05, 2012, 04:33:20 PM »
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie

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The Pub / song title game
« on: August 24, 2012, 04:07:05 PM »
Go'in to California - Led Zepplin

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The Pub / song title game
« on: August 21, 2012, 04:35:38 PM »
Time is on my side -- Rolling Stone
Make that The Rolling Stones

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The Pub / song title game
« on: August 21, 2012, 04:32:16 PM »
Time is on my side -- Rolling Stone

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The Pub / song title game
« on: August 12, 2012, 04:41:48 PM »
I'm a Believer -- Monkees

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Other Fermentables / Malt vinegar from starter?
« on: August 12, 2012, 11:55:23 AM »
I'm preparing a starter and I got to thinking. When the starter is finished couldn't I just decant the wort and make vinegar with it?

Is there any reason not to try this?
Can anyone tell me how I would go from starter wort to vinegar?


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The Pub / song title game
« on: August 11, 2012, 04:25:28 AM »
Rocky Mountain Way  - Joe Walsh

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I do no chill brewing. (I ferment in cornies and rack the hot wort to the keg at 185f +/-) A 90 minute boil helps to drive off the DMS.

Dave


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: First Time Stirplate
« on: May 28, 2011, 05:29:49 AM »
Thanks for the info.
Cold Crashing now.


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Yeast and Fermentation / First Time Stirplate
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:59:07 AM »
 Hello,

I am using my home built stirplate (standard build 12v computer fan with 2 hard drive magnets) with an Erlenmeyer flask for the first time. I tested the plate with a glass jar and a pint or so of water and always saw a pronounced vortex.

I just cleaned, sanitized and dumped in a 1qt starter and started running. I have noticed that I am not getting
the vortex that I had with the 1pt test. In fact, the starer has more of "dimple" than a vortex. The yeast appear to be in
suspension.

I bought the flask yesterday and in my excitement to get a starter going, I didn't test with water so I don't know what to expect.
My guess is that the 1qt starter is heavier than the 1pt test with water and the resistance of the larger volume is slowing the rotation speed. I should say that the fan speed is not restricted, it's going as fast as it can, given the load.

Here are two pictures:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JSN45Xv4z3KalO1aCTJ-8Px09yX6VdNA3PV_tVK72DQ?feat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/a7ERhj6i7AWuibqyoDV0f_x09yX6VdNA3PV_tVK72DQ?feat=directlink

Is there anything here to be concerned about ? Do I need a more powerful fan?

Thanks!

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