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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle conditioned lager
« on: April 18, 2014, 12:40:54 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I think I will try to make a slurry and save the batch.  I am hoping to avoid quick hands...quick hands. ha.

So two additional questions. 

1. Could I just pick up a vial of whitelabs and and pipette from the vial into the bottles?  I'm thinking I will try to use the same yeast as I don't want any additional yeast flavors.
2. How much yeast are we talking?  1 ml per bottle? 

Thanks for the suggestions.  Live and learn, I guess.


Kegging and Bottling / Bottle conditioned lager
« on: April 18, 2014, 12:58:34 AM »
So I bottled a lager about 3 weeks ago. Lagered at 35 for 1.5 months. Wanted to see how it was coming so cracked one open and nothing. Flat as the day I bottled it.

Anything I can do? Really bummed as most of what I read only suggested new yeast after 2 months.


I have recently come to the same conclusion that used appliances (freezers or refrigerators) are false economy because of the same reasons Amanda has stated.  The prices on CL are rather high when you compare to a local big box store, especially when they are offering %'s off, which happens frequently.  I have been very happy with my new freezer and glad that I decided to go new as opposed to used. 

Now, I can't say much about energy usage, but I have seen no noticeable increase in my electricity bill. 

Ingredients / Re: Growing your own
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:08:45 AM »
Awesome!  Look forward to reading about how it all turns out. 

Events / Conference Week Events
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:58:55 PM »
Anyone doing any of the events or tours?  I looking at a few options. 



Events / Re: NHC Hotels filled up already?
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:57:48 PM »
Amway and JW are really nice hotels.  Can't go wrong with those.  The others are some great options also.  Cheers!

Events / Re: three cheers for the AHA staff
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:56:10 PM »
Agreed.  Thank you to AHA staff for an easy process. Cheers!

Events / Re: CYA in Grand Rapids.
« on: March 04, 2014, 06:06:53 PM »
Just FYI.  When you register, your online bank statement (or paper) will say Tickethorse Denver. Not Altitude Tickets as it indicates on the registration form. 

Not sure if it can be changed on the form  so there isn't a lot of people calling to follow up because of the discrepancy.   

Based on what I quickly googled, Altitude Tickets was formally Tickethorse.

Events / Re: CYA in Grand Rapids.
« on: March 03, 2014, 09:34:20 PM »
I received my email this afternoon and paid.  Can't wait!

Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:35:43 AM »
The cat's out of the bab,

No Lotto is needed, all AHA members that applied are in.
We are excited to report that all AHA members who applied to attend the AHA National Homebrewers Conference are guaranteed a spot. So rest easy, and feel free to start making your travel plans to Grand Rapids—Beer City, USA.

Fantastic!  This is great news.  See you all in Grand Rapids.  Cheers!

All Things Food / Re: Spent grain energy bars
« on: February 28, 2014, 06:18:44 PM »
Nice!  Thanks for the recipe.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Worst Efficiency Yet
« on: February 28, 2014, 04:48:53 PM »
Nope, all the grain was mashed.  I think I did not stir enough, as my most recent brew day I hit my numbers spot on with the same process, except this time I stirred like a mad man.  Cheers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New Member, Old Brewer, Cheers!!
« on: February 27, 2014, 04:47:02 PM »
Welcome!  Cheers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 2/16/14
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:34:43 PM »
Brewed up a Session Pale Ale that should turn out to be about 3%.  Lowest ABV I have ever brewed but excited to try it out.

Voted.  Good luck to all the candidates.  Cheers!

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