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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New starter procedure trial
« on: December 06, 2015, 01:29:32 PM »
I followed this process with for an recently brewed Heady Topper clone. It worked well and I will certainly use this method again for future brews.

I bought a 5L Pyrex media bottle on eBay for $40 shipped.

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I have pondered ways to have people pay me to drink beer. This is awesome.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fred Durst
« on: November 11, 2015, 07:17:42 AM »
Fred Durst?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sanitizer Comparison
« on: November 08, 2015, 09:28:31 AM »
Great info - thank you for posting.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New starter procedure trial
« on: November 07, 2015, 11:55:29 AM »
Yeah, I figured it would be difficult to chill and decant an active fermentation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New starter procedure trial
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:13:00 AM »
Mark or Denny - do you decant or pitch the entire starter?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Shaken not stirred lager starter?
« on: November 07, 2015, 09:01:06 AM »
Mark or Denny - do you decant or pitch the entire starter?

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Pimp My System / Re: The Brew Elevator
« on: November 06, 2015, 10:45:15 PM »
Wow, that is a nice rig and an impressive feat of engineering.

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Two for two with me ...

I bought a few bottles of Rogue's Double Dead guy from the same retailer. All of the bottles were skunked and crappy. Rogue sent me replacements, a few extras, and a homebrew recipe for Double Dead Guy (my request). The recipe was from John Maier himself.

I also had a bad bottle of a Tenaya Creek Brewery DIPA. They replaced it with a few bottles.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing with raisins
« on: November 04, 2015, 06:55:50 AM »
I made a Judgement Day clone and flamed the raisins in a cast iron skillet until they smoked. Not burnt, but caramelized. There was so much going on in that batch that I can't tell you if caramelizing the raisins before pureeing had any noticeable impact.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Year old grains
« on: October 31, 2015, 06:45:55 PM »
Perhaps the exBEERiment boys can tell us  8)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Cultures Are Like Nuclear Weapons
« on: October 31, 2015, 01:34:30 PM »
Given the situation, should I go jug or flask? Which is the lesser of two evils, smaller volume or shape of the container?

Neither container is optimal for a 2L starter.  Is acquiring a second jug a possibility?  If so, you can split the culture between two jugs after re-suspending the yeast in the preform.  Optimally, a 10L media bottle is probably the best option for 2L starters, but even used 10L media bottles are ridiculously expensive.   I paid $70.00 for my NOS Corning 1395 5L media bottle.

Dang it Mark. I have 5 1 gallon jugs and did not consider splitting the starter into two. I wonder where I left my brain ...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash thickness?
« on: October 31, 2015, 09:21:19 AM »
Good stuff Denny, I always heed your advice :)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Cultures Are Like Nuclear Weapons
« on: October 31, 2015, 09:15:18 AM »
I want to try the shaken method but only have a 1 gallon glass jug and 5L Erlenmeyer flask. The next batch in the pipeline is 1.071 - a 2L starter is appropriate.

The 1 gallon jug is too small and the flask is not the best option.

Given the situation, should I go jug or flask? Which is the lesser of two evils, smaller volume or shape of the container?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash thickness?
« on: October 31, 2015, 09:11:17 AM »
This is a great thread. I have been using Beersmith's default 1.250 for years now. I may go thinner (Denny's recommendation) for the next batch.

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