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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Yeast Starter
« on: January 12, 2011, 09:41:33 AM »
The reason I do it is to slowly introduce the yeast to the temp of the beer to avoid shocking it.  Read it somewhere and have adopted it into my brewing practice. I have never pitched straight from the fridge so I can't say if it works or not. YMMV. Cheers!!!

FWIW, I've done it both ways and now I'm straight form the fridge and into the beer.  The temp shock theory is outdated and has been disproved.  The current theory is that the yeast will start using up their glycogen reserves once they warm up and become active and you want that to happen in the beer, not before the yeast gets there.  I find I get far better yeast performance by pitching cold.  I'd encourage you to try it a few times and compare for yourself.  At the very least, there's no downside.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1007 for IPA's???
« on: January 12, 2011, 09:39:04 AM »
Good on ya, man, and good luck!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Using Rice in a mash
« on: January 12, 2011, 09:31:10 AM »
By the way, is rice much different than just using sugar?  I did see that it is 20% amylose, 80% amylopectin, so I suppose there would be some dextrins left after mashing, that you wouldn't see in table sugar.  Is it unique in what it brings to a mash as an adjunct?  Or is it primarily used in commercial brewing because of cost?

I've never done a side by side, but my feeling is that using rice is very similar, but not the same, as using sugar.  Of course, I could be fooling myself...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Water results are in......
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:55:13 PM »
Ain't nothin' there!  That's nearly as pristine as distilled water.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1007 for IPA's???
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:48:05 PM »
Wow, brewing in Korea has got to be challenging!  I'm glad we've been able to provide help and some chat with other brewers.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1007 for IPA's???
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:30:10 PM »
Yeow!  70 ambient is too high for any ale, AFAIAC!  If you can get it down into the low 60s it would be much better, and it works great down to 52F.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1007 for IPA's???
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:19:26 PM »
I don't know if I'd say it was really better than anything else, but it works great...it's "as good as"!  It's a nice clean yeast, which is what I look for in an APA/AIPA recipe.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Using Rice in a mash
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:16:45 PM »
I use Minute Rice, which is pre gelatinzed and can go right in the tun.  I've also used wild rice and jasmine rice, both of which do need to be pre cooked.

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Ingredients / Re: New bulk grain supplier
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:15:06 PM »
I don't think they did.

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All Things Food / Re: A culinary abortion!
« on: January 11, 2011, 04:53:51 PM »
Oven roasted green beans with lemon and balsamic!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Just ordered a stir plate
« on: January 11, 2011, 12:55:32 PM »
Yep, commonly sold under the name Fermcap.  As in http://www.northernbrewer.com/default/fermcap-s-1-oz.html .

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The Pub / Re: DMM help please
« on: January 11, 2011, 12:16:58 PM »
We're in the PNW, dude...it's wood burning!

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The Pub / Re: DMM help please
« on: January 11, 2011, 11:55:37 AM »
I thought it was "Denny's Multi Meter"!  Mine is steam powered.  ;)

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The Pub / Re: DMM help please
« on: January 11, 2011, 11:32:54 AM »
Uh, yeah, that too....I'm living in the past!   ;)

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Maybe Chris and Jamil should join in on the discussion :)

That would be great, but I don't think we can realistically expect it to happen.  I'm grateful that they can make the time to answer questions via email.

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