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Old 11-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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it's to help with clumping/make it easier to mix, yea. Sounds like an interesting concept and figured I'll try it out next time.
i wonder if you could make that slurry by dipping out a bit of the wort from your pot. that way it's already hot and up to temp, and doesn't mess up your water measurements and volumes.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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i wonder if you could make that slurry by dipping out a bit of the wort from your pot. that way it's already hot and up to temp, and doesn't mess up your water measurements and volumes.
I thought about either doing that or just reserving a bit of water (i use bottled since my faucet tastes like it comes from the city pool) to mix it up with.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:38 PM   #13
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it's an interesting idea... i use tap water so it would be easy for me to do, and i can see where it might be a benefit.

let us know if/how it works out

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Will do, I plan to put together a kit soon so if I end up with some DME i'll give it a shot.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
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another thing i did, is i weighed an empty white labs tube (51g), and a full white labs tube (90g), giving the net weight of the content (39g).

so, i know that when mrmalty says I need .3 or .4 of a tube of yeast, what the total net weight of the yeast and tube i'm pitching will be.

so, if i want .4 (40%) of a tube, then it's (3.9g * 4) + 51 = 66.6 g (rounded up to 67g).

much more precise, at least for me, than using the old eyeballs.

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I learned that adding 11 lbs if dme + 1.5 lbs of cane sugar + 1 lbs of candy sugar into 1.5 gallon of water is a pain in the ass !!! ... And I also learned that after adding all that to the pot and get it mixed up I shouldn't walk away until after the hot break .... Catastrophic boil over

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Does anybody have any tips for adding Large amounts of dme ? Tips for keeping the clumping down

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I learned about combining DME with water to create a slurry before adding to the boil. Haven't tried this yet but plan to give it a shot during my next brew day.
^^ Try this and tell us how it goes.
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Does anybody have any tips for adding Large amounts of dme ? Tips for keeping the clumping down
I use a whisk, works great. You'll want to use some anti foam agent such as Fermcap if you use this or any similar method that aerates the wort.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #20
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i use a whisk, but i like the slurry idea
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