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Posted in thread: Too-dark beer on 11-04-2012 at 05:45 PM
Yesterday, I bottled my latest attempt at a Belgian golden strong, and at last, it has that
lovely straw color that's characteristic of the breed. In case somebody should run across this
old thread, l...
Posted in thread: Simple brewing software on 11-04-2012 at 05:28 PM
I think I've managed to contact everybody who requested and recieved a copy of BrewCalc and to
provide them with an updated copy, but if not, there is a bug-fix version available. The
Posted in thread: Hydrometer corrections: a black art? on 10-27-2012 at 11:20 AM
For those perusing this ancient thread, I'd like to add that the above-given formula has since
been incorported into my brew calculator software, which is available for free, along with the
Posted in thread: Simple brewing software on 10-23-2012 at 06:27 PM
Mike, I'm mighty pleased to hear that you like it and that it's given you good results. I've
found it's usually spot-on, thanks to the use of Papazian's extract efficiencies that he gives
in "Joy of H...
Posted in thread: Hops in cider on 10-18-2012 at 01:52 PM
Yes, it's been in the bottle for about a month now. Aging out very nicely, if I may say so.
I've also tried adding spices after the fact, just to give myself an idea what the actual brew
would taste l...
Posted in thread: Hops in cider on 10-17-2012 at 03:57 PM
Thanks for the responses, everyone. I had a nagging suspicion that I had probably reinvented
the wheel. Let me say that this particular batch did, in fact, clear up nicely despite being
Posted in thread: Hops in cider on 10-16-2012 at 09:35 PM
My son had been after me for some time to make a batch of cider, so last month, I made a batch
using a can of Brewmaster concentrate. The can was ostensibly for 22 liters, I only made it up
to 15, and...
Posted in thread: Simple brewing software on 10-16-2012 at 12:14 PM
Great, Mike. I've sent you a private message containing my email address so we can get in
Posted in thread: Simple brewing software on 10-13-2012 at 03:44 PM
To keep up my programming skills, I've written a program to calculate gravities and estimate
final abv based on the ingredients. It works in either English or metric scales, and in SG
units or degrees...
Posted in thread: Recipe Conversion to PM with Rice. on 10-13-2012 at 12:42 PM
BigEd's recipe looks spot-on to me: well-balanced, and with plenty of diastatic activity to
convert those rice flakes. I calculate that those ingredients, in a 5-gal batch with average