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Posted in thread: Mashed in too high, what are the effects? on 01-20-2011 at 06:27 PM
I'm pretty sure pitching champagne yeast will not help with this brew. THe "problem" may be
that you end up with a higher than expected/desired final gravity because of the amount of
Posted in thread: Topping off on 01-19-2011 at 11:40 PM
Would be a horrible idea. After fermentation is complete, You have beer. It is what it is. If
you ended up with 4.5 gal beer after bottling is said and done, maybe start with a little over
5 gal. to r...
Posted in thread: Partial Bottling on 01-19-2011 at 11:29 PM
This is another one of the reasons I want to try this. I have tried this before. 3/4 teaspoon
of priming sugar per bottle dissolved in equal parts hot water. When dissolved it measures out
to be 1 1/8...
Posted in thread: Begginer question on 01-19-2011 at 11:26 PM
I had the same problem my first batch. I rocked the pail to bring the yeast back into
suspension and 6 hrs later, I saw action in the airlock. I also took gravity readings, probably
far too often, but...
Posted in thread: Total Noob, 1st brew issue, maybe? on 01-19-2011 at 11:13 PM
I wouldn't recommend making a starter out of dry yeast, but re-hydrating it might help. And
unless the kit was sitting there for over a year, chances are the yeast is ok. Dry yeast packs
have a life a...
Posted in thread: Total Noob, 1st brew issue, maybe? on 01-19-2011 at 11:08 PM
First, congrats! You will have beer.I'm not familiar with that particular recipe - I'm not at
all sure why maltodextrin is part of it. But you are correct, it will contribute to the gravity
but is unf...
Posted in thread: 10 gallon SS commercial vs. keggle. Please help me decide on 01-19-2011 at 11:04 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I was actually talking about the fact that the mouth on this
particular keggle looked wider than how most are cut, based on the pics I've seen around here.
It does seem to be ...
Posted in thread: Good Deal on Keggle? on 01-19-2011 at 10:58 PM
I agree with above posters. Although, with the bulkhead, thermometer and sight glass, it would
be a good buy. $80-100. Get a dip tube and a false bottom, and you have yourself a 15.5 gal.
kettle. Or k...
Posted in thread: Brewing outside have questions on 01-19-2011 at 10:47 PM
There is nothing wrong with using aluminum pots....probably more hb'ers use aluminum kettles
than those who use SS.....Maybe you need to read this before you start ruling out aluminum
Posted in thread: Mashed in too high, what are the effects? on 01-19-2011 at 10:44 PM
Since you didnt hit your target temp. nor the s.g., Sounds as if this beer will be very full
bodied and very sweet. If you suspect your yeast may not attenuate down enough, I myself, would
pitch some ...