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  • Posted in thread: What's the Earliest you Check your Bottle Carbonation? on 07-04-2016 at 11:08 PM
    Place them in a big plastic bucket for safety, and leave them alone for 2 weeks. Once carb'd,
    put in fridge.What was OG and FG, and how much sugar did you use (for what vollume of beer)?

  • Posted in thread: Berliner vomit: dump, or reinfect? on 07-04-2016 at 04:26 AM
    Dump it. Sounds like it got contaminated.1) Mash at whatever temp Beersmith told me to, for a
    period of time;2) Draw off about 6 quarts of mash for a decoction, and then mash more;3) Sparge
    into boil ...

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts on this IPA recipe on 07-04-2016 at 03:37 AM
    My last IPA recipe I threw out to the masses turned out great so I figured I'd do it again. One
    question, would 1 packet of yeast be enough?OG 1.076IBU 77.8color 13.4 SRMABV 7.6%1
    lbsCaramel/Crystal M...

  • Posted in thread: Missouri: Hops ready to harvest? on 07-04-2016 at 02:56 AM
    Ohio here - picked my second year Cascade and Chinook yesterday. I think I harvested in October
    last year.Hoping for a second harvest in a few months. Lots of flowers on the plants.Those look

  • Posted in thread: When to quit sucking on 07-04-2016 at 02:44 AM
    Get the siphon going, and then rest it on the bottom of the fermenter. A small amount of yeast
    in the bottling bucket will not matter. You will be surprised bu how little does carry over.
    When it gets...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 07-04-2016 at 01:19 AM
    Note to self - Wear long sleeve shirt when picking hops.Picked my first hops of the year
    yesterday from second year plants.- 14 ozs of Cascade (wet weight)- 8 ozs Chinook (wet weight)I
    was surprised t...

  • Posted in thread: Question about growing hops on 07-01-2016 at 01:41 AM
    They will do fine. Will be a good start on next years growth.

  • Posted in thread: ABV calculation on 06-29-2016 at 01:48 AM
    It's 0.8 abv increase from vodka, not 0.08. 14/128/4*30=0.8Correct, but the .006 still applies
    - fat fingers.1.040 refractometer reading is only 1.018 post fermentation for a specific OG
    wort.You have...

  • Posted in thread: ABV calculation on 06-26-2016 at 12:35 AM
    You can still figure out abv.As noted, your refractometer reading means nothing on it's own.14
    ozs of vodka (30%) added to 4 gallons increases the abv by .08%. That is equivalent to .006 on
    the OG.You...

  • Posted in thread: Fermcap and Clarity on 06-25-2016 at 07:55 PM
    Calder - I wonder if there is haze from fermcap that doesn't show in your beer because you also
    fine it with gelatin.I wouldn't have thought that would be the case, but I don't know. I guess
    it is pos...

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