I wonder if yeast starters should be added to the list with religion and politics
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Wish I would have caught this thread a week sooner, I'm 90% done with my homemade stir plate. I guess I will have to try both and pitch the loser...pun intended. Great read btw.Dont feel bad. Building was fun, right? Plus you can use the stirplate later to mix agar with wort when you get into slanting cultures.
FWIW, I used the shaken not stirred method for my NB dry Irish stout that's fermenting for St. Patrick's day.Unless you have a repeated history of infecting beers, its HK pitching making the diff. Remember, bugs multiply much slower and they are dormant. Unless you pitched a pile of active bugs...
I've brewed this kit several times. This time, I followed the method and pitched just as the yeast was hitting high krausen. I've never seen such a rapid fermentation from 1084 before, even had to use a blowoff tube. None of my prior batches even approached needing that.
Could be something wild got into the beer, still haven't tasted it. Also, beer was being fermented at 62oF.
ThisI have 6 Speidel 30Ls. I have 6 brand new spigots for them because I have never used them. I rack with an autosyphon.If your not using the spigots, how did you plug the holes in the Speidel or bottling buckets? Whatever was used I assume is sanitary and does not give any off flavors?
There is a screw on cap that can replace the spigot
Happy to be in a late state.Its nice Steve. Usually all over by the time it gets to the west coast.
First pour of my "Double Whirlpool IPA". There is a large lamp about 5 feet directly behind the glass. Just a wee bit o' haze in this one.Wee Hazy?