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Dynachrome 12-22-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by pedroheartsummer View Post
OG was 1.06something. i don't know why i didnt measure an FG before and after priming it. that would have been useful for calculating the ABV. oh well, next time.
I may be doing something wrong, but If I know the OG before pitching yeast and the FG before I put in the bottling sugar, that is close enough for me. I'm not selling it. Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, nuclear warfare, and calculating ABV? The bottling sugar should add alcohol ever so slightly.

Dark Malt Extract? BYO had this to say - along with a whole lot more info....

Malt extract had already been produced in America as far back as 1896. In fact, Muntons in Britain started importing extract from the USA in 1919. (It did not take over Fison’s until 1934.) And, as a result of a sugar shortage in the First World War, the US government had pushed the use of malt extract as a sugar substitute in baking. What this meant was that, at the onset of Prohibition, a retail distribution network for malt extract was already in existence. So, many brewers jumped on this bandwagon, including such well-known names as Schlitz, Miller and Anheuser-Busch, with the latter introducing a hop-flavored extract in 1925. And, of course, Pabst — whose Blue Ribbon extract remained as a homebrewer’s standby long after Prohibition’s demise. Indeed, Blue Ribbon stayed around until recent times, when it became the Premier brand and eventually ceased to be made in the US.
Now it is starting to come back. I'm pretty sure that is what dad used. Blue Ribbon Extract.

Yeah, that's it.

This is what it looked like.

Dynachrome 03-25-2013 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by pedroheartsummer View Post
its pretty clear, but with sediment in the bottom, so if i dont nail the pour, it clouds up. more time in the bottle wont help much with that
Yeah, the yeast cake gets more solid and has less tendency to pour off. I still usually leave about an ounce that gets rinsed down the drain when I rinse the bottle and set it upside down to dry.

Here is my dad's capper I used yesterday.

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