Inspect the stopper closely. Is it torn?
That happened to me. Just replaced it. Brand new it should be good though.
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i have some denny's fav 50 yeast from 03/12 that i need to use. i plan on making a small starter if this particular yeast will work with a beer like that.What form is the yeast from 3/12? Is it an un-smacked smack pack? Or is this a leftover slurry? I would plan on a multi-stage starter in either case. The first stage to check for viability and grow some yeast, the second stage to grow more yeast. Viability will be pretty low after that long, but there should be plenty if it was stored well.
+1. And if it's slurry and does not smell particularly good, I would toss it and use something else. You'll know when you take a whiff.....
@ MACBREW - "That solves the problem of getting them in, but with a progressive back issue, I want to get them out just as easily. " Definitely agree with on that. At some point I hope to be able to incorporate something like what your talking about. Maybe something like
I bought a chest freezer about a year ago when they were on-sale and fits 2 carboys nicely. About 2 months ago I finally had a reason to use it to do a double batch of a lager that a buddy wanted to try. About an hour before the end of the boil we set the temp on the Johnson Controller that was going to control the freezer, then put the sanitized carboys in the freezer. After wort finished chilling down in the boil kettle wheeled the brew station over to the freezer and transferred right into the two carboys sitting in the freezer. Worked great.
How about a hand winch? http://www.harborfreight.com/manual-strap-winch-95541.html
I don't have one myself but after seeing this I may buy one. The winch appears to be on a ratchet, so you wouldn't need overhead space.
Here's another pic of a pellicle from a Les Framboises du Mal.
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I have a question concerning wort chilling. I am currently using a Blichmann plate chiller in a standard setup.
Here's what I want to try. Listed in order of connection
Boil kettle to
march pump to
hop filter to
plate chiller to
boil kettle for a whirlpool thru tangential inlet.
I plan to whirlpool and chill for approximately fifteen minutes. Then let the wort settle for five. Then pump to carboy.
Good idea or bad? Any potential drawbacks?
As always thanks for any input
What kind of update does Promash need? It does everything I need it to do seamlessly.
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