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Posted in thread: What kind of priming sugar do you use? on 03-26-2009 at 05:58 PM
If you are getting a perceptible sweetness when priming with dextrose, I daresay it's not the
dextrose that is causing the problem. Dextrose is definitely more readily consumed by the yeast
Posted in thread: What kind of priming sugar do you use? on 03-26-2009 at 05:51 PM
I use X-lite DME for bottle priming. I also cask condition with X-lite DME. I like the
carbonation and the smooth head that the DME provides. I have used corn sugar in the past but I
didn't like the r...
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning on 03-16-2009 at 06:57 PM
Well you can't bottle condition...unless you put the beer in a bottle:D Now if you wanna know
if you need to use a secondary, you don't have to. Many of us leave our beer alone in primary
for 3-4 week...
Posted in thread: What exactly am I do to my beer by going to secondary early? on 03-13-2009 at 12:10 AM
The brews that I make are either PAs or IPAs and have an OG of between 1.055 and 1.049. I
always use dry yeast. I use either Nottingham or Fermentis US-05. I Leave the beer in the
primary for 21 days ...
Posted in thread: Calculating efficiency makes me mad!!!! on 03-04-2009 at 03:28 AM
What is the purpose of checking pre and post boil efficiencies?
Posted in thread: Home Brew Journal on 02-26-2009 at 05:29 AM
Ok, I guess I still don't understand everything. I am assuming you had to dump the finished
product and I understand that. But how does a high mash temp result in too sweet a finished
product? The mas...
Posted in thread: Home Brew Journal on 02-25-2009 at 09:46 PM
Fermentation performance is nice: time to low kraeusen, gravity at day 7 for lagers and maybe
at day 5 for ales. I use that to determine the average gravity drop during primary
fermentation. I found...
Posted in thread: How many pounds... on 02-25-2009 at 05:03 AM
How many pounds of grain have you been able to fit into your 5gal round igloo cooler...doing a
batch sparge, and got a good efficiency?? I am using a 3/4" SS braid by the way... A friend of
mine & his...
Posted in thread: Home Brew Journal on 02-25-2009 at 04:26 AM
I use beerSmith. I keep track of what my mash temp was, how much water was needed to produce my
boil volume and then it is pretty much what the OG and FG was. After that it is all about the
taste. I h...
Posted in thread: MLT's on 02-25-2009 at 03:55 AM
Ok just wondering what everyone has or uses for your MLT? 10 gal Rubbermaid Berverage Cooler,5
gal Rubbermaid Beverage Cooler, Igloo. ect................ Lets here the Size type, and your
pros and con...