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by shaggyt
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Batch size - What was I thinking?
Replies: 3
Views: 6987

Thinking for next time

Thanks for the reassurance Bill...great advice too. I don't believe I have the patience to go another batch without a starter. I used one on batch#2...the primary was pretty short, about 3 days. It's funny though, with each batch I have different issue...who knew homebrewing and children would have ...
by shaggyt
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Batch size - What was I thinking?
Replies: 3
Views: 6987

Batch size - What was I thinking?

So I started my 3rd batch on 8/6 with the follwing: 3.5 lbs LME 4 lbs DME 3 gal boil 3 gal cool H2O My thought was that my end boil volume would dip below 2.5 gal and I'd end up with approx. 5.5 batch size. As it turns out, I was closer to a 6 gal batch at the boils end. After I added my cool water,...
by shaggyt
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Green Hops:
Replies: 3
Views: 6302

Wet Hopping?

Is this different from Wet Hopping? I recently was given some fresh hops and expect more in the future...to dry or not to dry? If not to dry, then at what point in the process would be best to use them? In the boil or dry hop? Both? I would think the longer in the boil as a "green" hop, the increase...
by shaggyt
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Yeast Starter - No Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 12071

Starter

Plenty of yeast at the bottom I believe...I pitched it 7/22 and everything seems OK...so far.

Appreciate the wisdom all...thank you.
by shaggyt
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Yeast Starter - No Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 12071

Update

Starter is barely bubbling when I got home. I have all my stuff ready to go for batch #2.

One thing to consider is possible contamination by diluted santized water in the airlock (past through when agitating the glass). Will this kill the yeast, or should I have enough brew this batch?
by shaggyt
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Yeast Starter - No Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 12071

What was your total fermentation time with that high OG and 1 vile of yeast?
I'd like to avoid the starter all together, but conventional wisdom suaded me otherwise.
by shaggyt
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Yeast Starter - No Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 12071

Yeast Starter - No Krausen

Greetings. I'm a new homebrewer and first time post-er...problem is this... I'm preparing for my second batch to brew, estimated OG of >1.070...as such, I created a yeast starter using: White Labs Cal V Ale yeast + 1 cup Amber DME (smaller of the DME packages I'll be using in the batch) + 1 quart h2...