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  • Posted in thread: First Brew Bottling Size? on 08-13-2014 at 02:39 PM
    This is only for you to answer. You could bottle in 750ml bottles if you wanted. Growlers,
    bombers, pints, 12oz... or a mixture of all. As long as you calculate out what your brew will
    fill, go for it...

  • Posted in thread: Doing a Chocolate Oatmeal stout-how's my target water on 08-08-2014 at 07:08 PM
    Ok, that's it. I think I'm done with the free online calculators. I've had mixed results
    between them for a number of recipes. I just purchased the full Beersmith APP for my iPad.After
    I pickup some e...

  • Posted in thread: getting very discouraged with this hobby, pls help... on 08-08-2014 at 07:06 PM
    If you use ice water, make sure you stir it and let it sit for a few mintutes. For it to hit
    32, it needs to be well mixed and have a few minutes contact time.

  • Posted in thread: BeerSmith2 Water Volume Help on 08-08-2014 at 06:01 PM
    Thanks guys. One of the above posters is correct that I intended to sparge all in one stage, so
    adding the volumes together will work. Oddly, Beer Smith's recommended overall volume is
    significantly h...

  • Posted in thread: BeerSmith2 Water Volume Help on 08-08-2014 at 03:20 PM
    BeerSmith is suggesting that you strike with the 3.59 gallons, wait however long for your mash
    (60 minutes), then drain the mash tun into your pot. Then, add 1.29 gallons of sparge water (at
    a tempera...

  • Posted in thread: Messed up my mash, question about the starter on 08-08-2014 at 01:58 PM
    You may not need to use all of starter yeast. What is not used can be stored and used in a
    starter later for another batch of beer. Leave enough starter wort to cover the stored
    yeast.That's a good po...

  • Posted in thread: Doing a Chocolate Oatmeal stout-how's my target water on 08-08-2014 at 01:02 PM
    That's odd, I doubled checked my recipe in brewers friend and the numbers were much lower! In
    order to get to approx the same numbers, I had to add another Lb of DME. Both brewtoad and BF
    have the sam...

  • Posted in thread: Messed up my mash, question about the starter on 08-08-2014 at 12:53 PM
    So you decanted your first starter, and pitched into a second starter? If I'm following, you've
    made a step starter. A technique used when you need to grow up a ton of yeast from a relatively
    small am...

  • Posted in thread: Boil Kettle size help on 08-07-2014 at 05:58 PM
    If you do enough shopping, you can probably find a good kettle in 10 gallon for nearly as cheap
    as you buy a 7.5 gallon one with half the headache and twice the upgradability. I bought the
    concord 10 ...

  • Posted in thread: Doing a Chocolate Oatmeal stout-how's my target water on 08-07-2014 at 05:52 PM
    It's a five gallon batch. I thought I read the campden tablets only remove the chloramines?Any
    ideas on how my water looks, and my water additions? After a long slump with my IPAs, I'm
    hoping to get a...

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