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Apr
15
comment Primary Fermentation Plastic Bucket Lid
@DennyConn Sorry I know this was a long time ago but I have to disagree with this. There is this notion that bacteria can only come from above... Recently I lost 14 bottles of beer in plastic bottles because I didn't screw the caps on tight enough. They went in very tasty and they came out tasting quite contaminated, burning and hot. I attribute this to a less than air tight seal. If I put sterilized mayo in a sanitized non air tight container and left in sun for two weeks would you eat it?
Apr
1
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
4
awarded  Commentator
Jan
4
comment filling the airlock
"The only way to truly know if your beer is fermenting is to take gravity readings and compare them to the original gravity" - I beg to differ. There is another way. You can always go the tried and true route and drink the stuff. If it gives you a buzz its fermenting/fermented :-)
Jan
4
comment Baking yeast for brewing?
@theraccoonbrew Nice! I was planning on making some home made ginger ale (was going to recycle some beer yeast) but maybe I will try the baking yeast.
Jan
4
comment Baking yeast for brewing?
I have always been curious about this as well. Every time I go to my neighbourhood bulk store I see a huge cabinet of yeast with a scoop inside. If only that were brewers yeast :(
Jan
4
comment Oxygenating wort before boil
I have always wondered about this as well. Hearing about the tragic effects of HSA but never having experienced them despite splashing quite a bit hot wort. Nice question.
Dec
20
comment Can a lack of oxygen in wort lead to increased fusel alcohol?
Thanks, that's helpful advice since I do tend to sprinkle the yeast right on top of the foam.
Dec
20
comment Can a lack of oxygen in wort lead to increased fusel alcohol?
Thanks. I think the take away message here is that my yeast are stressed and that I need to do what ever it takes to alleviate that, whether that's adding more oxygen or rehydrating the yeast.
Dec
20
accepted Can a lack of oxygen in wort lead to increased fusel alcohol?
Dec
19
revised Can a lack of oxygen in wort lead to increased fusel alcohol?
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Dec
19
asked Can a lack of oxygen in wort lead to increased fusel alcohol?
Dec
16
accepted Does filtering yeast change the color of a beer?
Dec
15
asked Does filtering yeast change the color of a beer?
Jul
9
accepted What is the minimum time required to have drinkable beer?
Jul
9
comment What is the minimum time required to have drinkable beer?
Great answers. Very informative and detailed. Just what I was looking for.
Jul
9
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Jul
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Jul
9
comment Fridge recommendations for fermenting
Amazing answer! That discussion on Homebrew Talk is insane! Also, thanks for the link to Homebrew Finds. Now I've got just another reason to spend more money on brewing ;) The 7 cf freezer looks good, and while I was waiting for your answer I had pretty much decided on a chest freezer. The homedepot link even has a Johnson controller in one of the user reviews pictures! I'll probably get a 5 cf instead due to size constraints however.
Jul
9
accepted Fridge recommendations for fermenting