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Yeast and Fermentation / How to recover yeast out of a bucket
« on: February 18, 2017, 08:49:35 AM »
I finally ended up using a bucket for fermentation after years of only glass carboys.

Now I want to harvest the yeast after fermentation is complete.
Can anyone offer tips or tricks? 

Normally on a glass carboy I would burn some everclear on the rim and swirl and pour into sanitized mason jars.

What is a good process for a bucket?

The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:25:18 PM »
I came in here to say Happy Birthday.

I thought about you this week when, for the first time, I used a plastic bucket for fermentation! ;)


The Pub / Re: Brewery Visitor
« on: May 23, 2016, 05:14:48 AM »
Heh, fun to see my imaginary friends.
Has he got that gas station up and running yet?
Or just selling t shirts and traveling the county researching brewery business.... :)


All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 23, 2016, 05:10:10 AM »
His asparagus probably got frizzed this morning!
I have eaten so much I am almost tired of it -  Love to go hunting for it however, that does not get old.

My silly michilli cabbages are bolting already. That stuff confuses me. Those pretty tight heads in the store are amazing.

I was thinking the other day,
 I wished everything germinated and came up like radishes!

The Pub / Re: Wolverines!
« on: May 15, 2016, 05:21:09 AM »
I resurrect this thread only to toast M56,
and to share that he has met the end.

Shot by a rancher....... in North Dakota!

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: March 29, 2016, 01:35:44 PM »
Ya, Morticai!  I am excited to hear about the progress on your woodland garden....
now you can really hugelkultur!!  Are you going to have to clear and start from scratch?

Oi Whyomin. Getting some snow I see.  Those spears will be up before you know it.... ???

Beer Travel / Re: Denver
« on: March 29, 2016, 01:30:43 PM »
First off, I'll say I am glad for you. Nice to hear the reason you are coming. 8)
Second, these front rangers have you covered...all that northern stuff is pretty close really...Longmont, Fort Collins, Boulder. What is an hour drive out west...a short commute...

Third, RMNP and Estes might be nice for set up hiking and touristy venues, although mid May might preclude the alpine....or bring your gaiters!

Enjoy the research.

Hop Growing / Hop bines for fiber?
« on: March 29, 2016, 01:15:06 PM »
The other day I was ripping down my old plants. Normally this time of year they are dry and brittle and the bines break up easily.

I have this one plant - this one in fact -that has really durable bines. I mean they are hard as heck to break and that is after standing dead all winter.  They fracture into long stringy strands and are extremely tough...

It got me thinking about hops as fiber...similar to hemp perhaps?

Anyone know if this has been tested or if farms in the PNW use spent bines for anything? 
Seems like some potential there for a lot of waste biomass from the hop yards.

Zymurgy / Re: Last Drop March/April 2016, slight error
« on: March 28, 2016, 03:25:56 PM »
I really enjoyed it!

another angst relieving foray into the world of zymurgical services!  ;D

The Pub / Re: Live Falcon Cam Atop the Briess Manitowoc Grain Elevator
« on: March 28, 2016, 03:12:48 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for posting. 

Pretty nice view from there.......see, beer is good for wildlife. ;)

While not a Peregrine and not on a grain elevator.....
This BAEA nest in Minnesota is one of the best cams I have seen - 3 babies already!

Maybe it was your tag line about hairy women.

I thought it had to be your recent article describing using Pacman yeast in a "German Pilsner"... :P

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: March 14, 2016, 02:08:55 PM »
It was beautiful yesterday and we wondered some of our property with a beer in hand basically brainstorming ways to make more work for ourselves.

Ha! We this quite a bit....although it is always my chores we are pondering.

Like the idea of a chicken moat.  My ladies just had their annual run of the garden-I let them in in spring - and wow do they do a great job of mixing things up.  They can really move some dirt!

I had some sautéed white radishes on a sammich the other day - wow was that nice. Not hot at all.
I might try some daikon radishes.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: March 14, 2016, 08:43:45 AM »
My last pile of snow should melt away today :-*

This weekend I tore down the remainder of last years hop bines.
The smell of shattered lupulin in March is nice.

I packed and spread an nton of compost this weekend and did some tilling.
Have michilli cabagges sprouting in the hot box...

Growing anything new and interesting in your garden this year?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Fruit flavored IPA
« on: March 03, 2016, 05:29:08 AM »
IPA aged on Grape Fruit or orange in a secondary (or firkin) is awesome. I imagine you could do the same with any fruit.

My early morning eyes dyslexed this to firkin awesome.  Which it is.   ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hydrometer and Efficiency Issues
« on: February 23, 2016, 07:49:18 PM »

tap tap tap aroo   ;D

Hydrometers can be pretty inaccurate.
But if the same one is used consistently over time it can provide a reliable index.
Ya, that paper scale inside should not be moving. :o

Get a new one and the index numbers might change...takes a few data points to develop your new trend...

Are refractometers any different?

Pete, maybe you can give us a lesson on the difference between accuracy and precision.  ;D

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