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  1. New to re-using yeast. Plan is to just dump this into my next batch. A SMASH Citra IPA. Store in refrigerator till needed Collected by tossing trub, collected in the jar, till yeast started to appear.
  2. Collected this yeast [US-05], in my 3 gal Fastferment. Is it sufficient to use in another 2.5G batch?
  3. Think I will try the Citra next, but halving quantities as per recipe above and sticking with the Maris Otter. . Thanks.
  4. Recently brewed a2 gal all grain BIAB SMASH recipe, using Cascade hops and Maris Otter. Could that same recipe be used with different hops? IE. Can hops be directly "substituted" for a different flavor beer, without adjusting the quantities and addition times? That way I can buy grains in bulk. 6-7 lbs a time at local brew supply costing a fortune. 2 Gal, Electric BIAB. Mr beer LBK.
  5. This guy does it often. Uses mr Beer kegs too. http://counterbrew.blogspot.com/2015/10/so-i-quit-washing-yeast.html
  6. Just added gelatin to clear my first lager brew. Mr Beer keg sitting at 36deg. Is 24 hours enough? Would like to bottle tomorrow. Will the yeast separate from the trub? Not sure how thick it will be, but want to try re-use it. Used 1/2 pack Knox gelatin in 1/2 cup water, about 1/8oz.
  7. Just a dorm fridge, set at 45. Holds 2 mrBeer kegs.
  8. Pitched yeast Saflager w34-70 at 55deg. Now arond 45deg. After 2 days beer was cloudy, and bubbles floating on the surface. Still going 2 days later. Not the sudden explosive action of an ale. Is this normal?
  9. Brewed my first lager today, simple 2row, 6 row, and flaked corn recipe I found online. Using my 5gal, BIAB, 120V kettle, and new temp controller. Built a recirculate pump and spray arm to keep temps more constant. Found temps all over the scale in the mash when I brewed ales.
  10. Have made about 20 Mr Beer brews. Always 3 weeks ferment, 3 weeks carb. 1 Mr Beer drop in a 16oz Grolsch bottle. This time absolutely no carbonation in first 2 bottles. What can I do to save the rest?
  11. Where can I order All the ingredients for a beer? After reducing 5,10 gal. recipes to a 2 gallon size, I get weird sizes. Is there a company that would put it together for me and ship? Or reduce one of their kits to a 2 gal. size?
  12. That chart is great thanks. Rick, I am trying not to brew 5 gallons at a time. 2 gal, 16 bottles of the same beer is plenty. Variety is the spice of life. 5 gallons would take too long to consume, before moving on to the next flavor. Right now I have the Helles Bock, American Ale, a French Country Ale and a Cider brewing. All in Mr Beer kegs I picked up on Craigslist.
  13. Avery labels or these"Online labels" The Avery have free software that is easy to use. These you have to import into a word processor. http://www.onlinelabels.com/Templates/OL5275-template-openoffice-ott.htm
  14. Cutting a 5gal recipe down to 2gal gives some awkward sizes. Rounding up to the next 1/2# shouldn't cause too much flavor change should it? Not making gold medal stuff here, just tasty beer for myself.
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