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Jan
4
comment Added yeast to boiling water
Yes, in hindsight, I probably wouldn't use baker's yeast (although, it might be a good experiment!) and I certainly don't recommend it as a viable option. My last resort would be more like what brewchez suggests (I no-chill in a cube anyway, which, among having back-up dried yeast, is why I've never faced this problem before).
Jan
3
comment Added yeast to boiling water
I understand the sentiment, but with that little yeast, I can't fathom there would be enough to stave off any significant bacteria or wild yeast anyway. Nevermind the massive underpitch likely leading to associated off flavours. I was mainly trying to emphasise that a new pitch would be a far better option than the alternative. Having not been in that situation before, I can only guess I would be trying all the shops and fellow brewers I could find to get some more yeast, possibly using bakers' yeast as a last resort! Cheers.
Jan
3
comment Added yeast to boiling water
+1 on not throwing it out and using a new pitch of yeast, -1 on trying to propogate enough yeast from whatever is left over from the original pitch.
Dec
15
answered Cure for foamy hydrometer?
Aug
24
comment Why do you aerate wort at first and try to keep oxygen out later?
Do you mean "Having the yeast metabolizing aerobically at first..."?
May
4
revised How can I get beer out of a keg without CO2?
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May
4
answered How can I get beer out of a keg without CO2?
Dec
15
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Dec
14
comment Calculating Alcohol by Volume
Yeah, it's definitely just an approximation (answer edited to emphasise this). I use brewing software for working out actual ABV, but this is good for getting a ball-park figure if you don't have a calculator handy. Using the plot that you generated, you could probably come up with a good correction factor to apply for better accuracy.
Dec
14
revised Calculating Alcohol by Volume
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Dec
13
answered Calculating Alcohol by Volume
Nov
24
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Nov
24
revised What causes beer to induce flatulence when consumed?
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Nov
24
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Nov
24
answered What causes beer to induce flatulence when consumed?
Nov
24
comment Why is our Original Gravity low?
If it's constantly low, you should also check your hydrometer (assuming that's what you're using to measure SG) to make sure the paper scale inside hasn't slipped.
Nov
18
comment Do you keep your wine/beer making records online?
+1 for Google Docs spreadsheet. It may not be as fancy as other software, but the simplicity makes it very easy to customise to your preferences and the way you like to work instead of changing the way you work to suit something else.