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Zappas Stache
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So let's make a yeast starter.....yea, I know.....a starter needs a minimum of 12 hours before you can pitch it. I have a solution......

I'm using 2 liters of the wort we just created. Put it in an Erlenmeyer and boil it to sanitize it.



I put some Ferm-cap drops into the starter to prevent it from boiling over when I put it over the fire. I find these drops slow down the boil over enough to let me catch it in time but dont prevent it. And I put in way more drops than the recommended amount.



Fire it up. I ale=ways feel like a bad arse brewer when I bring out the lab equipment.



I'll let it boil for 10 minutes to thoroughly sterilize the wort.



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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
So the starter has boiled for 10 minutes....gotta cool it down to under 80 degrees before I can pitch yaest into it. Too hot of a wort/ starter will kill the yeast. Its about 50 outside so the water outta the sink is pretty chilly. I'll let it run for a while...maybe put some ice in there.




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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
Sink water wasn't cold enough so I transferred the starter to a bucket of ice......phone battery is low so no flashy.



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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
Have my starter cooled down and time to pitch the yeast. Safeale-04 dry yeast in this case.



Then...into the fridge that has a temperature controller on it set to 65....I'm not boiling this beer tonight.....thats my solution. Ive been mashing one night and boiling the next day for at least a year. My starter is on a stir plate (magnet is in the flask and the black block thing is an electric field that spins the magnet and aerates the starter.



I'll pick this thread up manana when I Boil.



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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
Oh....and I thought you could boil a pyrex measuring cup on the gas stove. Guess not. Blew up like a fertilized kolache ......



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Can't wait for the continuation


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This is a great thread


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WooooLSU
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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
Great thread

I would love to try homebrewing one day


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Very informative thread,



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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
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I would love to try homebrewing one day


Do it. Very easy. Can you boil water? Then you can make beer.

Here are a couple more step-by-steps. Check out LoneStar's extract thread. Extract is an excellent way to get in to brewing.


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Great thread but everything in your kitchen is fricking disgusting

Looks like the wife needs to get to work...


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Here are a couple more step-by-steps.


So was the beer in the tutorial thread the one you brought to Zapp's?


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Im probably gonna start as soon as I graduate


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hiltacular
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Do it. Very easy

What items are essential to homebrewing? I'm talking about large pots, scales, flasks, thermometers, etc.

Basically, what kind of equipment is required to really get started...

Obviously I could go to a home brew store but I was curious to get yalls thoughts.
This post was edited on 4/19 at 10:10 am


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BottomlandBrew
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So was the beer in the tutorial thread the one you brought to Zapp's?


No. Ended up being a different farmhouse. The brett didn't end up meshing well with the recipe from that thread, at least not in time for Zapps. Hopefully it matures better. It's not bad. Just not what I was going for. Kind of a meh beer.


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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
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Check out LoneStar's extract thread. Extract is an excellent way to get in to brewing.


that beer still hasn't carbonated. Pity, because it tastes really good.

I am planning to box it up and let it sit until I get a keg system, then dump it all into a keg and carbonate it that way



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re: Looks Like a Fine Night to Brew some Beer....Updated Bottling
Update on the.starter.....about 8 hours later and we have a krausen......the foamy head you see at the top. This is indicative of the yeast working away eating sugar and pooping out alcohol. As the yeast work, they multiply into more yeasts. This is the purpose of the starter, to create more yeast cells for when you pitch them on the full 6 gallons we are brewing.



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Zappas Stache



Less pictures of yourself plesae... even if they're steamy.






We were thinking about brewing last night but it didn't work out. I might brew tonight or wait until tomorrow when it's nice outside. what's your volume going into the fermenter? 12lbs with 1.049 pre boil seems low. Or seems like about what I end up getting and I feel like it's low.


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Less pictures of yourself plesae... even if they're steamy.




It's Gettin' Hot in Here
Lemme Take off All My Clothes.....The Nekid Brewer......my new Brewery Name! Wanna See My Hop Rocket?


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