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by pfrichar
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Where do you buy your ingredients...and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 9750

Local shop

Even if it is a little more expensive, I buy from my local shop. I want him to stay in business since I rely on him for stuff as well as advice. Plus, he stocks over 40 different grains and has never been out of a grain I needed.

The shop is Maine Brewing Supply, 542 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine
by pfrichar
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Recipe Critque
Replies: 8
Views: 14392

Re: Recipe Critque

What style are you trying to make?
by pfrichar
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Re-using Yeast
Replies: 2
Views: 4365

Re-using Yeast

I saved some of the trub from the bottom of a primary in which I used Safale 05 to ferment a 1.045 gravity ale. I packaged the slurry in two sanitized bottles, capped them and refrigerated them.

Will I be able to re-use this yeast and how?

How long will it keep?
by pfrichar
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Re-using Yeast
Replies: 1
Views: 3774

Re-using Yeast

After racking off the beer, I saved some of the spent yeast from the bottom of my carboy. The yeast was from a package of Safale-05. I used it to ferment a batch of ale with an OG of 1.045. I put the yeast slurry into two sanitized beer bottles that I capped and refrigerated. Each bottle has about 7...
by pfrichar
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: High gravity IPA fermenting slowly
Replies: 2
Views: 9608

Sounds like a plan. Thanks!
by pfrichar
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: High gravity IPA fermenting slowly
Replies: 2
Views: 9608

High gravity IPA fermenting slowly

On 1/1/10 I brewed a high gravity IPA (OG 1.077) from extract. I used a hydrated pack of Safale-04. It kicked off well, very active fermentation for about 5 days. After 8 days, the gravity was 1.030 and fermentation had slowed to a crawl. I racked to a secondary, added dry hops and added a rehydrate...
by pfrichar
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Cloudy Wort
Replies: 1
Views: 4282

Cloudy Wort

2 days ago, I brewed a batch of special bitter from a Chalres Papazian recipe using DME, specialty grains and fresh hops. I boiled for an hour as the recipe specified. The wort began cloudy and has stayed cloudy. It is fermenting well, but still looks like sludgy chocolate milk. Should I be worried?...