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Oct
17
comment Yeast Character Resource
Works great now, thanks!
Aug
29
comment Yeast Character Resource
Couldn't find an email to contact you by, so I'll provide my feedback here: two things. 1) The Google Sign On is broken, something about a re-direct link. 2) I think it'd be helpful to list the yeast in numerical order.
Aug
29
comment Yeast Character Resource
You rock! I was hoping someone would do this if there wasn't already such a resource around. I'll go peruse your site and I'll be sure to provide any feedback I have. Cheers!
Jul
22
comment Yeast Character Resource
Yea, I like the White Labs resource, that's who I was referring to as 'certain manufacturers' in my question, but I'm looking for something different from that.
Jul
14
comment If I condition my grain, is it ok to wait until I grind it?
OH NO! is there any way to mitigate that?
Jul
8
comment How to cope with stale/chewy grain?
How old is you grain? I feel this will be useful information in case someone has a similar problem in the future.
Mar
11
comment Chilling wort before pitching yeast
Assuming you are doing full wort boils, would this technique still not be advantageous? i.e. you could tailor your recipe to produce a thicker wort than desired, and then thin it out post-boil with a gallon or two of ice cold distilled water. I've never thought of doing this, and am wondering why it isn't talked about much.
Mar
6
comment Leaf Hops in Primary
Ended up not getting a hyrdo sample till today. I'm at 1.020 and no grassy flavour. I went ahead and stirred up my yeast cake to give 'em a chance at getting down to that 1.012 range. I'll take another reading tomorrow to see if it's moved any, and if so wait till right at the two week mark to check for grassy off-flavours again. Thanks for the help!
Mar
4
comment Leaf Hops in Primary
Thanks for the detailed response. I'm at 7 days today, I'll take a gravity reading and see where I'm at. I used a washed white labs wlp005 yeast which fermented a 1.052 amber ale down to 1.012. This porter was a 1.056 PG, so I'll be looking for an SG in that same 1.012 range. I am worried about the grassy taste, and that was once of things I was wondering about, so thanks for mentioning it.
Mar
4
comment Leaf Hops in Primary
I don't have my recipe in front of my right this minute, but something in the 0.3 oz range.