Fermentation

Primary Temperature Schedule
Deciding on your target primary temperature is up to the brewer and dependent of many factors, such as strain of yeast used and the desired flavors of your ...
Tue, 9 Jan, 2018 at 2:10 PM
Pitch Rate
Here are the guidelines for pitch rate on Ales and Lagers Ales: 1 Million cells x mL of wort x OG (degrees Plato) Lagers 1.5 Million cells x mL of...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 12:43 PM
Recommended Temperatures in Primary
While it is dependent on the yeast strain you are using, here are some basic guidelines for temperatures to hold at for primary fermentation. Ales: 65-7...
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Diacetyl rest in lagers
Our TC100 makes it easy to readily change the temperature of your beer in the fermentor. Here is the method for using our spike TC100 for a thorough dia...
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 at 2:40 PM
Dry Hopping
There is no set in stone method to dry hopping but here are a few tips based on what I've seen with Spike equipment 1) Quick access through the 4&q...
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018 at 11:39 AM
Yeast/Trub Harvest
Our 2" drain port enables you to remove trub and yeast from the conical at the end of fermentation. After you have cold conditioned your beer for 2-3 d...
Tue, 3 Apr, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Propagation of yeast
The most common issue with a high final gravity and under attenuated beer is too low of a pitch rate. Often, one packet of yeast is insufficient to ferm...
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 11:42 AM
Filling your conical
We recommend a full CIP of your conical before each use. Once clean, you can use the CIP ball to sanitize the whole conical and drain (no rinse sanitizer is...
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 11:26 AM