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Posted in thread: Red Rye Ale on 07-02-2015 at 01:32 AM
No need to mill the flakes.
Posted in thread: beersmith vs brewersfriend on 06-29-2015 at 11:54 AM
I'm an IT guy and I prefer BS hands down. I've been using it for 3+ years now and to me, it's
easy to use and manage once you have everything dialed in, which takes maybe 3-5 brewing
sessions. I'm rea...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Questions - Novice on 06-27-2015 at 01:22 AM
No, you don't need a stir plate. They're nice to have as it allows you put your starter on
auto-pilot until it's done, but you can make a perfectly good starter without one.2L flask is
fine. That's wh...
Posted in thread: Can a Flat Keg Make Foam? on 06-27-2015 at 01:15 AM
12 PSI should most definitely carb your keg. How much time did you give it? Flat beer will take
2-3 weeks to carb fully at serving pressure (10-12 PSI).
Posted in thread: Can a Flat Keg Make Foam? on 06-27-2015 at 12:55 AM
It just sounds overcarbed to me. 3' of liquid tubing is too short unless you've got flow
control faucets. It will work, but will take a lot less carb to foam than, say 10'. Continue to
vent CO2 from t...
Posted in thread: Beersmith FG estimates on 06-25-2015 at 03:42 PM
Thanks for the feedback. Any suggestions for combating it? Someone suggested switching out a
little of the DME for corn sugar.Yes, replace some of the DME with simple sugar, e.g. corn,
cane, or beet s...
Posted in thread: calculations help on 06-21-2015 at 06:48 PM
12%(?) aside, let's just work on gravity points. I work in imperial units, so I'll leave it to
you to do the conversion to SI.1.048 post-boil would be 48 gravity points x 5 gallons = 240
Posted in thread: Frozen secondary on 06-21-2015 at 02:59 PM
You might have some viable cells that survived the freeze process, but it wouldn't be many.
Re-yeast the batch and you should be good to go.
Posted in thread: Frozen secondary on 06-21-2015 at 01:45 PM
Posted in thread: Considering switching to AG on 06-20-2015 at 01:42 PM
You don't have to brew full batches. Just about every kitchen stove has the suds to boil 4+
gallons of water. I do small batch (2-3.5 gallon) BIAB batches in the kitchen every now and
then when I'm up...