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Posted in thread: Briess Aromatic Malt? Effectively "Dark Munich"? on 05-04-2016 at 03:22 PM
My very first brew (seems like forever ago) called for some Munich 20 and being a variety that
my LHBS did not carry, the manager advised that I sub with Aromatic (not sure which maltster).
Being a ne...
Posted in thread: How do you calculate the evaporation rate? on 05-03-2016 at 10:21 PM
Can someone explain to me why Beersmith (and a lot of brewing advice, for that matter) uses a
percentage when that's, physically, not how evaporation works?BS doesn't really "use" it. You
set the boil...
Posted in thread: automatic adjustment software? on 05-03-2016 at 10:08 PM
BeerSmith 2 has a scale recipe function that essentially does what you're asking.
Posted in thread: How do you calculate the evaporation rate? on 05-03-2016 at 10:06 PM
On beer Smith the evaporation rate is 12% by default. Is that a percentage that relates to
boiling tap water at sea level, in a 1.2 height to 1 width kettle with outside temp of 20
Posted in thread: Getting water checked and Chloramines on 04-27-2016 at 09:54 PM
Chloramines are bad news for beer. It can be neutralized with campden tablets, which are
extremely effective and work almost instantly. They're pretty inexpensive too, around $2 for 50
is what I pay. ...
Posted in thread: Foam Issues - What Am I doing wrong? on 04-27-2016 at 09:51 PM
Sounds to me like a bad regulator causing overcarbonation.
Posted in thread: Do I want this contacting my beer? on 04-26-2016 at 08:38 PM
I think it would be impossible to clean all bacteria out of that.This would be my concern.
Posted in thread: Frugal or a cheapskate, you decide on 04-23-2016 at 06:28 PM
I actually do this!!! It's not the money, it's the waste that bothers me. I just can't bring
myself to throw away perfectly good packets of soy sauce. I squeeze 'em in to a Pyrex measuring
cup then po...
Posted in thread: Anyone use megapot 1.2, anvil brew kettle, or brew built kettles? on 04-20-2016 at 01:41 PM
15 gallon MegaPot here. I've been extremely happy with it. If you're going to buy a new kettle,
I'd strongly suggest going 10 gallon minimum (15 gallon if BIAB) for 5-6 gallon batches.
Posted in thread: Diacetyl in first few AG batches on 04-18-2016 at 08:18 PM
I suggest making sure you are doing a good hour long 212 degree hot boil. The rigorous boil
helps drive off diacetyl, among other undesirable off flavors.The rigorous boil drives off the