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Jul
8
comment Wyeast Smack Pack did not inflate
@Denny, so you think that if you smacked two packs - one cold, and one at room temp, they would both be at the same level of inflation in 8 hours time? Common knowledge says the warm one will start sooner, since it doesn't need to warm up first. While storing in the fridge is the way to go, it also says on the instructions that the pack should be incubated at 70-75°F (21-24°C). (wyeastlab.com/hb_productdetail.cfm?ProductID=16)
Jul
7
answered Wyeast Smack Pack did not inflate
Jul
6
answered Consequences of Warming Liquid Malt Extract?
Jul
4
reviewed Reject Adding Vanilla Extract?
Jul
4
reviewed Reviewed My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
Jul
4
reviewed Reviewed Extract brew, sanitizing hop strainer and tap? First brew day!
Jul
4
revised Is my cider ruined after the first day?
fix typo
Jul
4
reviewed No Action Needed Is my cider ruined after the first day?
Jul
4
answered Substituting Carapils with left overs
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
answered Is it normal for my fermenting ale pails to be discolored?
Jul
2
comment Is it normal for my fermenting ale pails to be discolored?
btw, it's pail, not pale! :) Pale is a light color, pail is a bucket.
Jun
30
reviewed No Action Needed Peracetic acid as a sanitizer?
Jun
29
reviewed Reject What are the various ways to remove chlorine/chloramine from tap water?
Jun
29
reviewed No Action Needed Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
Jun
29
reviewed No Action Needed Softening Hard Water
Jun
27
comment Relation Between Bitterness And Boil Strength
I see now you said extra post-boil, so that makes sense. +1
Jun
26
comment Relation Between Bitterness And Boil Strength
Why do you think the extra volume (if boiled off) would cause less bitterness? I would have said it would cause more - hop bitterness is mostly a function of the amount of solids that the alpha acids can bind to before dissolving in the wort. A more diluted wort has fewer solids per unit area, which makes hop utilization slightly better.
Jun
26
reviewed No Action Needed Too long in Primary Fermentation?
Jun
25
comment 2 yeast starts with one stir plate
General recommendations are that the yeast should be within 15F of the wort temperature. But there is also a trend of cold pitching yeast, and getting strong ferments, so maybe pitching from the fridge is fine.