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Old 10-26-2009, 04:52 PM   #11
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but there was other things you could of tried first. moving to warmer temps (upper 60s), adding yeast nutrient and energizer, added more yeast, added more water to lower the gravity.

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I am a temporary stay at home dad, (lost my job a while back) and my wife has mondays off, so it is a nice brew day since I have my 1 and a 1/2 year old son running around and trying to "help" me all of the time. Next weeks are all busy. Rifle hunting starts in a few weeks, and I still want to bow hunt a few times before that. I think I am busier now than when I was working.


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Old 10-26-2009, 04:59 PM   #12
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You want your starter gravity to be closer to 1.030 anyway, not 1.070. That high of a gravity is going to stress the yeast.



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Old 10-26-2009, 05:14 PM   #13
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You want your starter gravity to be closer to 1.030 anyway, not 1.070. That high of a gravity is going to stress the yeast.
I know this, that is why I am a little peaved right now, I am sure I used the right amounts of water and DME, I even had the measuring cup with the dme still stuck to it. 2 cups dme- 1/2 gallon water. should have been around 1.040.
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I have never measured in cups, I always weigh my DME. 80-90g per 1L is about the correct ratio.

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I think that 100 grams= about 1 cup, so if you say 1.030, 100 grams per liter, should be 1.040.
Hey, I just followed Palmers lead- Page 73 How to Brew, he says " one pint water, one half cup dme" for a starter. This is a starter about 1.040. I will try to weight it next time.

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+1 always by weight... measuring by volume is too variable. I remember the saying '100g per Liter' which is about 1.046, so I go with 80-90g per liter which is close enough for gub'ment work.



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