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Sep
12
comment Which pieces of brewing equipment seem like a good idea to buy, but are of limited usefulness?
@MrD +1 for the "solve a 'problem' you didn't know you had" adage.
Sep
12
comment What do I do about beer coming out my airlock?
I experienced this phenomenon once about 18 years ago. It was quite a sight to behold. In fact, I can't even begin to describe all the places I found expelled wort over the following several weeks. On the upside, hops do make a great air freshener, but not something you ever want to have happen. That's why I always use a blowoff tube for primaries. Never had one of those get out of control.
Sep
11
comment Is it normal for one side of a two-piece (s-shaped) airlock to be empty during fermentation?
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
Sep
11
accepted Is it normal for one side of a two-piece (s-shaped) airlock to be empty during fermentation?
Sep
11
revised Is it normal for one side of a two-piece (s-shaped) airlock to be empty during fermentation?
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Sep
11
asked Is it normal for one side of a two-piece (s-shaped) airlock to be empty during fermentation?
Sep
10
accepted How to estimate yeast starter viability when using stir plate?
Sep
10
comment How to estimate yeast starter viability when using stir plate?
Understand totally about the gravity, but I was really looking for some reasonably reliable "eyeball it" method. It's definitely very creamy in both color and texture and the foam ring is growing increasingly taller in height so I'm guessing that all is well. I suppose I'll get better at judging the progress with more experience. For now, I'll use the popular 18-36 hour range as a baseline. Thanks.
Sep
10
revised How to estimate yeast starter viability when using stir plate?
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Sep
10
asked How to estimate yeast starter viability when using stir plate?
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Aug
27
accepted Controlling exothermic heat from primary fermentation with A/C cooling duct
Aug
27
comment Controlling exothermic heat from primary fermentation with A/C cooling duct
Makes sense. Then the entire surface area of the fermenter acts as the heat exchanger. Good idea. Thanks.
Aug
27
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Aug
27
revised Controlling exothermic heat from primary fermentation with A/C cooling duct
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Aug
27
comment Negative effects of Wyeast American Ale 1056 turning slightly slushy in fridge
Good suggestion @brewchez. Especially part about pushing me towards using making starters.
Aug
27
asked Controlling exothermic heat from primary fermentation with A/C cooling duct
Aug
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Aug
27
accepted Negative effects of Wyeast American Ale 1056 turning slightly slushy in fridge
Aug
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