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BeerSmith 3 Support / Dry yeast cells - nbr packs
« Last post by Guwal on November 26, 2021, 10:50:24 AM »
First sorry for my english, it's not my native langage :-)

I post this topic coz I have a question about the number of cells from dry yeasts.

As an exemple, I brew today a quite light beer ( OG 1.046 ), and beersmith said that I need 195 billion of cells for this recipe (cells without a starter), taking in account the age of the packs, it means 1.3pkgs recommanded.

And my question is: what's happen if we put the number of packs in order to obtain 195 billion? I my case 3 packs. Is it an acceptable alternative?
Many thanks for your help!

Equipment / What's the biggest bug bare of your equipment set up?
« Last post by MRMARTINSALES on November 24, 2021, 08:04:53 AM »

Just wondered what is the one thing that you could change with your brewing equipment if you could. I'm talking things that annoy you / you cant change. due to there being no other way to do it etc.
Brewing Discussion / Re: Brewing in the kitchen
« Last post by MRMARTINSALES on November 24, 2021, 06:46:21 AM »

Anything different to an outdoor set up that you think is needed with a kitchen set up?
Brewing Discussion / Re: Brewing in the kitchen
« Last post by Kevin58 on November 24, 2021, 06:41:47 AM »
Modern day homebrewing began in the kitchen. I started (in the 1990s) making extract kits on the kitchen stove using only the overhead exhaust fan to deal with steam. It was never a problem. More recently I started making BIAB small batches on the stove using the same stock pot and a brew bag. Here is a video I made doing a small batch about two years ago.
Brewing Discussion / Re: Brewing in the kitchen
« Last post by BOB357 on November 24, 2021, 06:26:40 AM »
I brew in the kitchen with a Digimash all in one system. I sit it on a stand, right next to the sink, open the window above the sink and turn on the hood fan above the range. The only time I get much condensation is when it's very cold outside.
Brewing Discussion / Re: Brewing in the kitchen
« Last post by MRMARTINSALES on November 24, 2021, 05:46:08 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

I wonder if there was a way for me to condense the steam coming out of the boil.

Do you think a small kitchen brewing system would be a good idea, much like the 10 gal / 20gal brewtech / spike system but smaller would be a good idea?

I know there are systems like minibrew or Picobrew that do them but they are really expensive.
Brewing Discussion / Re: Brewing in the kitchen
« Last post by Oginme on November 24, 2021, 05:27:19 AM »
I brewed in my kitchen for many years before getting an all-in-one system.  I had the luxury of having a commercial gas stove top which had enough heat produced from the high output burner to comfortably bring 16 liters to a fairly vigorous boil.  My batch size is typically 10 liters into the fermenter, though I had produced a fair number of 4 liter batches when testing new recipes.

The biggest concern in brewing indoors is proper ventillation for the steam from the boil.  Condensation on walls and ceiling can make a significant mess as well as damage to the house.  As the gas stove top already had an internal system for venting the fumes from the combustion of the gas, this was less of an issue for my set up, but should be considered as well.  I do have CO monitors near the kitchen and never had any issues, but safety should always be first on your mind when dealing with the heat and gases of combustion.
Brewing Discussion / Brewing in the kitchen
« Last post by MRMARTINSALES on November 24, 2021, 03:11:57 AM »

Anybody else brew in their kitchen?

If so, any tips and techniques for being successful. Equipment /methods etc.

What does anyone think of a potential Kitchen brewing system for smaller batches.
BeerSmith Home Brewing Blog / The Ultimate BeerSmith Equipment Profile Guide
« Last post by BeerSmith on November 23, 2021, 11:08:26 AM »
The Ultimate BeerSmith Equipment Profile Guide

Introductions / Re: Hello!
« Last post by Oginme on November 23, 2021, 11:06:10 AM »
Hello Tyler!

The best way to start is (1) get yourself a copy of "How to Brew" by John Palmer.  This book will walk you through the process of brewing and has a lot of depth for when you want to know more.  Following that, (2) find a local home brew shop in your area.  The quality of information may vary, but many shop owners are well versed in introducing people to the hobby. 

Homebrewing is a good hobby as, beyond basic cleaning and sanitization practices, you can apply as much or as little effort into it as you would like.  You get to exercise your creativity if you desire or follow standard recipes to try your hand at producing them. 

Good luck and enjoy!
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