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Equipment and Software / Re: wort aeration with perforated pipe
« on: December 28, 2010, 09:32:55 PM »
I do not have DO meter so I do not know what my O2 levels are.
I aerate  with similar method in the transfer to the fermentor.
I have about 4 ft 3/8 clear tubing with pinhole on the BK end.
Pinhole allows air to be sucked to the tubing that mixes with passing by wort in the transfer.
On fermenter end I have a wort Sprayer like this:

I have fermented 1066 beers with no problem.
What I mean with "no problem" is 2 week fermentation and about 1014-1016 FG.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WY2124 at ale temps
« on: December 28, 2010, 09:11:32 PM »
I have used the 2124 a couple of times for ale.  The latest was a 1554 Clone.  It always seems to embark a slight Belgian, fruity flavor to the ale.  Not much and not objectionable, but I am not the biggest fan of a Belgian beers.
What temp did you ferment it at?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WY2124 at ale temps
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:29:58 PM »
Define "well".  It will ferment just fine, but it will be very fruity and not "lager-like".
This is interesting idea.
I should try it.
I am fermenting with 2124 now.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: I now know what 'vigorous fermentation' means
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:26:15 PM »
I have "painted" the ceiling before in a closet after forgeting to take off the airlock and put on a blow off hose.
You know you might be a homebrewer if.... you've mopped the ceiling. Badumpbump.

Equipment and Software / Re: Filter Advice
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:21:27 PM »
I have a purchased plate filter about 2 years ago and ... never used it so far.
So there you go.

you shoulod consider using one keg as a bright tank. Cut the dip tube about 1/2 inch, fine with gelatin and then lager for 1-2 weeks. Then rack into new keg via jumper. Works well for sediment free beer.

I do what majorvices suggested.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: pH check
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:06:28 PM »
And what's considered room temp?  65?  70?  75?
That would be 65F here in Wisconsin  :D

I apologise in advance.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« on: December 27, 2010, 07:47:42 PM »
Brew more then just two beers over and over.
I mean it was interesting experience but it is getting old to drink the same beer :)

The Pub / Domino
« on: December 26, 2010, 09:13:29 PM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Watcha get for Christmas?
« on: December 26, 2010, 08:22:29 PM »
I got yeast book.
Better start reading!!

Brewing tomorrow after 2 months break.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Refractometer - Which one is best?
« on: December 25, 2010, 08:55:10 PM »
I also find that the interface line between the white and blue zone sharpens with more time.  It starts out very fuzzy and sharpens in a few minutes.

If you let the refractometer rest upside-down the particulate in the same will settle away from the prism and you get a crisper line. I read this on a different forum and it actually works.


I have to try it next time.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WY1007 vs. WY2565
« on: December 24, 2010, 12:43:28 PM »
Have you thought about WLP029?
This yeast does not ha e lactic tone.
It is slightly frutty to my taste buds.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Masters......up or down.....?
« on: December 24, 2010, 09:55:28 AM »
I was wondering the same thing.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: ale yeast for cool temps
« on: December 22, 2010, 07:47:54 PM »

Why not use the Anchor Steam yeast (Cal lager)?  That's a good one for those in-between temps.

I have a good experience with this yeast.
Fermentation temp 58F - 60F.
Nice clean beer.

The Pub / Re: Midwest Supplies offering $60 for $30
« on: December 21, 2010, 09:09:41 PM »
Cashed in my vouchers over the weekend. I was able to get mead bottling supplies, a 50# bag of weyermann pils malt, another cornie and some miscellaneous supplies for essentially half off!

Well, I guess that's one benefit of living in the frozen tundra..  ;) Cheers!!!

We need to entertain ourself somehow.
Well we could be tipping cows but...

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