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  • 3+ Week Old Yeast Starter
    by invalid@example.com (JFittMA01) on October 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Hi All! First post. I’ve seen similar posts that had differing responses so I thought I would reach out on my scenario. I have a yeast starter in the fridge for 3+ weeks. Nice cake at the bottom. I would usually remove from fridge while I set up my brew day, decant, swirl and pitch when wort is to temp. Can I still use same method – or would you suggest decant, add wort and spin on the plate for how long??? Sorry if this has been asked before but I won’t want to dump a batch if I can help…3+ Week Old Yeast Starter

  • Should I use Amylase?
    by invalid@example.com (applescrap) on October 26, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Made a light lager and I started the mash at 158, let it free fall for 90 minutes cause was at bday party. Gravity was 1.040 or something. Not sure how calories work, but it’s my understanding that if I use enzymes I lower the calories and raise the abv. Would be cool with both! So should I use it and if so, how and when would be much appreciated.

  • EVA + DuoTight + … Picnic Tap?
    by invalid@example.com (AntDoctor) on October 26, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Since apparently EVA lines and DuoTight are the future, I’m planning on slowly switching my stuff to the EVA universe. However, I can’t find any picnic taps that connect to EVA lines. Am I going crazy? Is there a cheap faucet to serve from EVA barrier beer lines?

  • Spike Conical- observations and best practices
    by invalid@example.com (sheikyerbouti) on October 26, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I figured I’d get a thread started dedicated to folks using the conical. I recently received my CF10 and similar to my other Spike products, quality is fantastic. Currently fermenting a NE IPA with around 9 oz dry hops. It is cold up here, so I am using a ferm wrap, taped on and controlling it with a Inkbird unit. I put the gas manifold on 4 days into fermentation and although the gauge is not registering any pressure, I do get some pressure when I release the PRV. Not sure if the gauge…Spike Conical- observations and best practices

  • Specialty Grains for starter
    by invalid@example.com (copachono) on October 26, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Hi all, im new to all grains brew, i had always used muntons extracts, really simple nice beers, recently a shop open near my job, its the only shop for brewery i know in my country in fact so i bought some grains to make some recipes in this forums 1 gallon batch size, but i end up with some specialty grains that have been already milled they are: carafa II about 0.6#, caramunich II about 0.6# roasted barley about 0.5#, so i was wondering if i can make a yest starter with thease grains for…Specialty Grains for starter

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  • Taking dry hopping in consideration re: recipe color?
    by /u/RoyalAristocrat on October 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Hi all I dont have the means to cold crash a dry hop an imperial red ale that is going to be the christmas brew this year. The plan is to dry hop with 100grams and im trying to figure out what impact that might have on color, other than causing haziness. This is the recipe: https://ibb.co/S3cbZ1H -Well, version 1.0 Do you have any good suggestions or useful info? Btw, english is not my first language, sorry if the sentences sound funny. Happy brewing, all. submitted by /u/RoyalAristocrat [link] [comments]

  • Gift Ideas?
    by /u/Sekhmet3 on October 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Hi all, looking to get a gift for someone who loves making their own beer. I don’t know anything about making beer. Any ideas for gifts for this person? Budget is $25-$50 (ideally closer to $25 but no more than $50). Thanks! submitted by /u/Sekhmet3 [link] [comments]

  • Advice for getting into the hobby
    by /u/DiceyMcDiceface on October 26, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Looking to get into the hobby. I’ve brewed a hand full of times with some people that know what they are doing (boiling the mash over the stove), so I’m vaguely familiar with the process from beginning to end, but I never did it all by myself before. Looking to get started with my own kit and I’m really interested in an Electric All in One Brewing kits like The Granifather, Spike Brewing, ect. First, I was wondering how “All in One” these really are? Do these kits come with everything you need or are there other items you need for the brewing process (beginning to end) you need as well. Anyone have a sort of check list to get started or recommend a kit that provides you everything you need? As with most hobbies, I understand once you start going down the rabbit hole you will always be adding things and improving aspects, but I just want a nice complete start up kit to make some beer that isn’t trash. I’d also be open to any input on thing some of you are glad you did, wish you did, wish you didn’t do, brands, ect. Thanks! submitted by /u/DiceyMcDiceface [link] [comments]

  • Anvil foundry whirlpool
    by /u/saltychefpants on October 26, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Can I whirlpool through the drain spigot by reversing the recirc kit to pull off the top and into the spigot? submitted by /u/saltychefpants [link] [comments]

  • Have you done a turbid mash and lambic style?
    by /u/gogoluke on October 26, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Im going to be trying a turbid mash and wild fermentation in a few days. I’ve been doing lots of reading and posdible mashes, recipes and ideas for afterwards. Whats the best tips, tricks and advice you can give? submitted by /u/gogoluke [link] [comments]

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