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Posted in thread: Cooling Yeast Starter Wort -- (Not Entire Starter) on 05-23-2016 at 11:48 PM
What are you making your starters in?If you're using an Erlenmeyer flask and a gas stove (NOT
electric, electric will shatter the flask, ask me how I know), you can boil the starter right
inside the f...
Posted in thread: Water Quality Report on 05-23-2016 at 12:07 AM
It doesn't list calcium, magnesium, or alkalinity anywhere on there. But given that the TDS is
22, they'd have to be quite low as well regardless of the actual concentrations. And agree that
Posted in thread: The 2016 NHC - Results/Speculation Thread on 05-22-2016 at 11:57 PM
Also, TN is a reasonable drive. There's probably still space at the conference and banquet. So,
uh, show up.
Posted in thread: The 2016 NHC - Results/Speculation Thread on 05-22-2016 at 10:44 PM
I think the Brewing Network usually broadcasts it. If you can't find it on the
AHA/NHC/"Homebrew Con" website, the BN would be the second place I would look.
Posted in thread: Refractometer on 05-22-2016 at 03:02 AM
*wortI've been doing this a long time and compared to all the processes involved in making
beer, using a hydrometer is amazingly simple. I wish I could use my refractometer to measure
beer ABV, but I ...
Posted in thread: Refractometer on 05-21-2016 at 11:37 PM
I think few people understand how to correctly use a refractometer with beer. You calibrate it
with distilled water. Then you need to determine the wort correction factor specific to your
Posted in thread: Refractometer on 05-20-2016 at 09:08 PM
I just use tap water. Any discrepancy there is going to be within margin of error of my reading
it anyway.If you want to be really thorough, measure a sample of wort with a hydrometer that
you are sur...
Posted in thread: Why use airlocks for brewing and not for starters? on 05-20-2016 at 08:47 PM
Sorry but this isn't adding up for me. I brew a batch of beer, let it sit in the fermenter for
2 weeks. Hopefully the yeast used up all the oxygen in that headspace and now all that is in
there is CO2...
Posted in thread: Why use airlocks for brewing and not for starters? on 05-20-2016 at 03:18 PM
I give mine a good shake to get it started, just like with a regular beer. Once it starts I
doubt there would be any difference. Certainly beer in a primary fermenter with an airlock does
not need mor...
Posted in thread: Why use airlocks for brewing and not for starters? on 05-20-2016 at 02:08 PM
While what you're saying isn't incorrect, you're missing the point.A CO2 barrier is both not
necessary and not desirable in a starter (despite whatever woodland brews' outlying opinion
says). You want...