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Posted in thread: Sunday Morning on 10-18-2015 at 02:04 PM
Brewing an 8% DIPA with 15 oz of hops this morning. Struggled with my mash temp because it's so
cold out, but it turned out alright. Getting ready to sparge now.
Posted in thread: Fermenting too hot? on 10-01-2015 at 02:33 AM
75 is not too cool to pitch yeast. You should ideally be pitching your yeast at 62-65 for that
yeast and fermenting at the same temp.
Posted in thread: Brewer's Best Pumpkin Porter Question on 09-22-2015 at 06:46 PM
What were your hydrometer readings?
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 09-20-2015 at 11:47 PM
I brewed a Coffee Stout this morning. Well right now it's just a stout, adding whole beans to
primary after fermentation. Target OG was 1.069, I ended up at 1.067.
Posted in thread: Beer gun vs tap on 09-20-2015 at 11:46 PM
I don't keep the bottles around for very long, but I only ever fill bottles with tubing. I
purge them with CO2 first, so while I haven't tested it I'd bet they'd keep for quite a while.
Posted in thread: Bucket or carboy primary on 09-20-2015 at 11:44 PM
Buckets here as well. I stocked up on carboys in my first couple years of brewing. They only
get used for long term aging now.
Posted in thread: Brewer's Best Pumpkin Porter Question on 09-18-2015 at 01:34 PM
Do yourself a favor and throw the kit instructions away. Pick up a copy of How to Brew by John
Palmer. It has much better information and explains the reasoning behind each step.
Instructions that tel...
Posted in thread: Coffee Stout Recipe Input on 09-18-2015 at 01:26 PM
I'm planning to brew this Sunday morning. I'm going for a somewhat sweet base beer balanced by
a good level of slightly bitter coffee flavor. The FG is calculated at 1.021 based on 70%
Posted in thread: Keggle with ball valve and sight glass - $120 - Rochester NY on 09-10-2015 at 08:11 PM
Posted in thread: Fermax vs. Fermaid on 08-04-2014 at 12:42 PM
I'm not a mead expert, so someone else may correct me. My understanding is that as long as your
yeast nutrient does not contain urea it will be fine to use. Look in to staggered nutrient
additions if ...