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Yeast and Fermentation / Dry yeast in a German pils
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:37:14 AM »
It's getting time for me to start brewing my summer pils, 4 cornies worth, and for the first time I'm considering dry yeast.  I'd appreciate hearing from those who have actually used dry yeast in a German pils.  I'm not willing to use dry yeast simply because it's easier, but only if it will produce a pils equal or near-equal to a liquid yeast strain.  Tell me straight, please.  Any worthy dry strains out there?

All Grain Brewing / Gambrinus Pale Malt?
« on: April 08, 2010, 07:23:55 PM »
I ordered a sack of GW 2-row from the LHBS.  They ordered the Gambrinus by mistake.  I haven't paid for it, yet, until I find out about it.  I've never used it.  Any feedback?  How does it compare to GW?

Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast Washing 101
« on: April 07, 2010, 07:57:14 PM »
I've never had reason to use the yeast washing procedure until now.  Due to recent changes in my brewing process, I collect a large amount of trub in my fermenter. 

My questions: After dumping the trub/yeast from the fermenter into a 1gallon jar, how long should I let it settle out before pouring off the viable yeast?  Should I refrigerate it during the settling process?  Would it be safe to say that the more trub in the jar, the longer I should let it settle out?  Thanks.

Equipment and Software / Leaky keg lids...gaskets...lube
« on: April 01, 2010, 10:48:12 PM »
I've never had problems with leaky keg lids until now.  It used to be if a lid was leaking, I would simply turn it around in the other direction, and the problem was solved.  But, this doesn't always work anymore.  Now, I find myself swapping out lids until I get one that won't leak.  I've even resorted to using keg lube, which I never had to do before.

How long before those black gaskets have to be replaced?

Visually, they look fine, but do they shrink over time?

General Homebrew Discussion / Sun Oxygen Cleaner/Oxyclean.. .film
« on: March 30, 2010, 09:56:35 AM »
I've been using this Sun Oxygen Cleaner for awhile, and am noticing a white film on my Super Siphon hose.  I'm also noticing a buildup in my plastic bucket.  Does Oxyclean cause this same problem?  How can I remove the film from my Super Siphon?

I don't notice this problem in glass or stainless steel, i.e., carboys or kegs..

Is there a better all-purpose cleaner?

Equipment and Software / Keg Lid Relief Valve...Source?
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:54:25 AM »
Awhile back someone had posted a source for keg lid relief valves that were fairly inexpensive, i.e., ~$5. 

All Grain Brewing / Dry Hopping...%AAUs...Effect
« on: March 10, 2010, 10:47:41 AM »
Is there any relation between the % of AAUs in a given hop, and the amount/intensity of aroma imparted in dry hopping, i.e., higher % of AAUs = more aroma imparted from dry hopping?

Is there any relation between the % of AAUs in a given hop, and the amount/intensity of flavor that can carry over in dry hopping, i.e., higher % of AAUs = more flavor imparted from dry hopping?

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