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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: AHA Yeast Starter Video
« on: February 13, 2016, 11:55:08 AM »
I wonder if yeast starters should be added to the list with religion and politics

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: AHA Yeast Starter Video
« on: February 13, 2016, 09:53:57 AM »
Unfortunately it's gone now, but the video showed boiling 150g of dme in 1000ml water with 1/4tsp nutrients. So 1.060 wort if I'm adding right. After 15 min boil, cover with foil and cool to 70F. Then pitch yeast and put a stopper with air lock on it. Stirplate for I forget how long. Then pitch the whole thing.

I was just curious what folks thought of that. I'll bet it would make beer. If my post enraged anyone so much that they had to resort to insults, that was not my point.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 13, 2016, 09:09:23 AM »
My brewing consisted of gravity checks on my Helles, Helleses, Hellai?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: AHA Yeast Starter Video
« on: February 13, 2016, 07:27:44 AM »
Not yet. Someone who knows better must have yanked it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: AHA Yeast Starter Video
« on: February 12, 2016, 02:03:32 PM »
Interesting... its not linked on Facebook anymore and says page missing on the AHA.

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Yeast and Fermentation / AHA Yeast Starter Video
« on: February 12, 2016, 01:49:56 PM »
Thoughts once you've seen it?


Boil, cool, no airation mentioned, bung and airlock it, stir plate... pitch. That's what I got anyway.

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Yeast and Fermentation / AHA Yeast Starter Video
« on: February 12, 2016, 01:49:23 PM »
Thoughts once you've seen it?


Boil, cool, no airation mentioned, bung and airlock it, stir plate... pitch. That's what I got anyway.

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General Homebrew Discussion / NHC Cat26
« on: February 12, 2016, 07:42:57 AM »
I was daydreaming trying to wake up this morning and got to wondering which styles I might get assigned to judge. I wonder how hard it will be to find qualified judges who aren't disqualified to judge Cat26 this year. With 11 sub cats it seems like very few judges won't have an entry there. Then, of those who dont enter in Cat26, how many will really know their stuff on all 11 subcats? I'm very glad im not an organizer. Its not like it will be the end of the world, but seems like that will be a problem.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:48:48 AM »
Signed up, paid, volunteered to judge, reserved room, printed labels. Woo hoo!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New starter procedure trial
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:09:59 PM »
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.

In my opinion and experience, pitching at high krausen eliminates the need for pitching calculators and counting cells and stirplates. At least at the homebrew level (<1BBL)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New starter procedure trial
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:06:10 PM »
FWIW, I used the shaken not stirred method for my NB dry Irish stout that's fermenting for St. Patrick's day.

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.
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...

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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel spigot sanitation
« on: February 10, 2016, 01:39:48 PM »
I 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?

thanks
tom

There is a screw on cap that can replace the spigot
This

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:06:57 AM »
Seems like shipping week will depend on your regional judging dates.

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The Pub / Re: NH Primary
« on: February 10, 2016, 06:58:19 AM »
Happy to be in a late state.
Its nice Steve. Usually all over by the time it gets to the west coast.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 09, 2016, 09:36:20 PM »
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?

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