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  • Posted in thread: Top off water impact on IBU? on 08-29-2015 at 05:41 PM
    If the recipe was designed to yield 17 IBUs in 5 gallons, if you top up to 5 gallons then that
    is what you will get.At 4.5 gallons, you will have about 10% more IBUs, or somewhere around 19
    IBUs.Of co...

  • Posted in thread: Cascade hops on 08-29-2015 at 02:09 PM
    When the vine dies back, I plan on putting a couple of inches of compost over them and then
    ignoring them until they start putting out shoots next Spring.

  • Posted in thread: I'm grinding them up now, will it help? on 08-29-2015 at 04:20 AM
    It may well ruin them.Hop aroma and bitterness will degenerate quickly when the flowers are
    exposed to oxygen and warm temperatures. The oxygenation of chopping them probably will oxidize
    them and mak...

  • Posted in thread: Efficiency differences...what's actually different? on 08-29-2015 at 04:01 AM
    Been mulling this over in my head awhile now: Given the same grain bill, mash temp, mash
    thickness, etc., if one brewer (let's call him "HomeBrew Harry") gets 70-75% mash efficiency in
    his simple pot-...

  • Posted in thread: Should I toss my yeast packets? on 08-29-2015 at 03:25 AM
    You have not stressed the yeast, they were dormant. Viability is a different story .........
    but 1 day; I doubt you made any difference. Certainly, if it is dry yeast there is no issue,
    and I don't th...

  • Posted in thread: My second batch, everything went smooth! on 08-29-2015 at 03:14 AM
    BTW I don't know if I'm reading this right, but I'm checking on this online IBU calculator and
    it says that my total IBU considering the boiling times I mentioned is around 17 IBU? While an
    IPA should...

  • Posted in thread: 2-month old bite? on 08-29-2015 at 02:55 AM
    Infections take a looooooooooooooog time to develop unless it is acetobacter, which would have
    been noticeable at bottling (it needs O2, so will not develop in the bottle.)Are you just being
    over crit...

  • Posted in thread: Designing my third brew on 08-29-2015 at 02:36 AM
    Hello, so Winter's coming and I think my next beer will have to be a dark one. I'm a beginner
    and I only want to brew with liquid malt extract for the moment. (I can only get liquid
    extract).The Dark ...

  • Posted in thread: I wanna HopStand, does it change the other hops utilization ? on 08-29-2015 at 02:08 AM
    Dropped the finnishing at 1min then flame and put immersion chiller dropped to 170f and left
    for 20 min. And then chill to 72f. Hope the extra step give flavors.So, did you add any hops
    after getting...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling with flip tops? on 08-24-2015 at 01:48 AM
    I have 5 bombers with flip tops. Been using the same seals for 5 years with no issues. They are
    usually the first bottles opened, so get used most of all my bottles. If I had to guess, I'd
    say they ar...

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