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by Ben Bythewood
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yeast Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 19735

Haha, I actually already looked at that the other day. I ran into the link on another post. I was drooling over it (and your beer!!) for quite some time. Very nice setup, looks like you will be opening a micro-brew in your house soon. Too bad you live all the way down in Florida!!

~Ben
by Ben Bythewood
Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yeast Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 19735

Excellent, Those are very good suggestions, I can see both techiniques working well. I actually do All-Grain (just converted from extract brewing) on a duel converted 15 gallon keg system. I ussually ferment in a 6.5 or 7 (?) gallon bucket so space isnt that big of an issue. I didnt think about matc...
by Ben Bythewood
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yeast Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 19735

Thanks for your help Bill, and that kind of answers the first question of why you should use a starter. Still however, my bigger concern is with the amount of liquid that a starter generates and the diluting effect I am afraid that would have on the wort, how do people deal with this? or Question #2...
by Ben Bythewood
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yeast Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 19735

Yeast Starters

Ok I have yet to use a yeast starter in any of my beers (about 5 batches) ranging from 1.044 OG brews to a 1.10 OG barley wine. The beers thus far have come out great and fermentation has gone well just pitching the whitelabs vial alone (70-120 Billion Cells). Everybody seems to talk about making a ...
by Ben Bythewood
Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Brass Fittings
Replies: 3
Views: 8577

Excellent, Thanks!
by Ben Bythewood
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Brass Fittings
Replies: 3
Views: 8577

Brass Fittings

My friend and I recently have used brass compression fittings to connect two homemade wort chillers into one of suitable size. Is there any problem with using brass in the wort. Doesnt seem like there should be, but I thought I would ask just to be safe, and cant find any general info online.

~Ben
by Ben Bythewood
Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Over Primed?? (long)
Replies: 5
Views: 10498

I am not sure how long you have been using the beer machine, but my friend and I started with one and had very little success with it. The PSI gauge was never really accurate, we got 3 out 4 batches come out sour, even though our sanitation routine was excellent. The tap valve on ours also unexplica...
by Ben Bythewood
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Hydrometer Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 5150

Hydrometer Issues

Hi, I am an extract brewer and have done about 5 or 6 batches to this point. From the beggining the Hydrometer which I have been using has given me unexpected readings, often .01-.02 different than what I would expect. Its not too big of a problem in extract brewing and the beer has come out great, ...