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  • Posted in thread: Specific Gravity Reading on 08-29-2012 at 01:55 PM
    Just before you pitch. If you stir well (which I assume you do to aerate anyway) you should get
    a fairly accurate reading. If you're doing extract kits and it seems a few points off then
    don't worry.

  • Posted in thread: final gravity high on 08-15-2012 at 03:24 PM
    I'd let it do it's thing for longer. I'm a lazy brewer and leave mine for a month. My last one
    ate 70 points of gravity in a week and landed another 5 points lower 4 weeks later.

  • Posted in thread: Dry vs Liquid yeast on 08-15-2012 at 01:50 PM
    The basic difference? Dry usually have a higher cell count, so all you need to do is re-hydrate
    and pitch. The varieties of dry yeast for beer are rather limited as far as styles. Liquid
    yeast has a l...

  • Posted in thread: final gravity high on 08-15-2012 at 01:37 PM
    How long has it been in primary? That's alot of sugars for it to chew on. If its only been a
    week or less, I'd leave it alone for a few more weeks. It takes big beers longer to finish
    because the yeas...

  • Posted in thread: Need pond pump recomendations for use with Therminator on 08-10-2012 at 04:43 PM
    The 200 is on sale for the same price as the 95. No brainier there. More flow=faster cooling.As
    for efficiency, there's tons of debate but it's all about what you want. Lower flow will use
    less water ...

  • Posted in thread: Pitched yeast possibly at too warm of temp. on 08-09-2012 at 06:14 PM
    For future reference, if you're doing the ice bath method it is best to use just cold water to
    start and add the ice when you get down to say 100 or so.Yeast should be ok if it's under 100.
    I'd grab a...

  • Posted in thread: Undiluted Star San Just Destroyed my underwear on 08-08-2012 at 09:45 AM
    Yeah, Starsan is safe... Diluted. If I have to use an eye dropper to dilute it for a gallon jug
    I certainly don't want to touch it...I used to work in a photo lab a long time ago, and we had
    to lock d...

  • Posted in thread: First timer on 08-08-2012 at 09:36 AM
    When you go to move it to the bottling bucket you don't want to strain/filter on the bottling
    side. You risk oxidizing the heck out of it. Best thing to do is wait long enough for most of
    it to settle...

  • Posted in thread: How much secondary and conditioning time? Imperial Stout on 08-06-2012 at 11:56 AM
    Not much need to use finnings in a stout. They're not really supposed to be clear. For the oak
    chips, the best thing to do is taste it. With that much surface area hitting beer, it can get

  • Posted in thread: My bottles don't like my beer... on 08-01-2012 at 06:03 PM
    What is your bottling process? Do you transfer to a bottling bucket first, or do you bottle
    directly from your fermentation container?