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  • Posted in thread: bottle it or wait it out on 10-31-2012 at 02:04 AM
    I have heard that you can use a sanitized paddle to slowly stir and "wake up" the yeast. This
    would be after bringing up the temperature a bit...but not too much more than 70 degrees or so.

  • Posted in thread: Advice on spicing for a Christmas ale on 10-25-2012 at 06:49 PM
    Don't know how much this will help, but my holiday nut brown is currently fermenting. I took 2
    tsp of cinnamon (~.5 tsp = 1 cinnamon stick), .5 tsp of nutmeg and .5 tsp of ginger and boiled
    them in 8 ...

  • Posted in thread: Parti-Gyle Blending question on 10-25-2012 at 05:46 PM
    So after listening to an older "Can You Brew It" podcast where Fullers ESB and London Pride
    were successfully cloned (the second time they tried), I'm interested in trying to do a
    parti-gyle since the...

  • Posted in thread: Great deal on a refractometer on Amazon on 10-23-2012 at 07:57 PM
    Don't toss your hydrometer... refractometer is only accurate on fresh wort. Once alcohol is
    present the refractometer is not longer accurate.Is this true? I don't mind taking some sample
    from pre-boil...

  • Posted in thread: Common Room ESB on 10-23-2012 at 12:37 AM
    Only after 10 days in the bottle. The taste is starting to transform but it's already good.
    Can't wait for a few weeks from now!

  • Posted in thread: Nut Brown AG on 10-22-2012 at 07:51 PM
    Priming with brown sugar... I'm intrigued. Have you done this before and would it be the same
    weight if you were using corn sugar or table sugar?All your priming calculations can be done
    here! never ...

  • Posted in thread: Nut Brown AG on 10-21-2012 at 06:00 PM
    Just brewed this yesterday and made it a holiday beer.Boiled up 2 tsp of cinnamon, .5 tsp
    nutmeg, .5 tsp ginger in 8 oz of water and added to the last 5 minutes of the boil. The last 2
    minutes of the ...

  • Posted in thread: My Brewhouse Efficiency on 10-20-2012 at 01:00 AM
    Total Brewhouse efficiency includes Mash and Lauter efficiency. You can have a good mash, where
    you just let the grain sit and starches are converted into sugars. That's mash efficiency. The
    lauter pr...

  • Posted in thread: My Brewhouse Efficiency on 10-19-2012 at 07:01 PM
    Correct.Mash efficiency is only a portion of the entire brewhouse efficiency.If you manage to
    hit your volumes spot on from mashing in, to bottling/kegging, then that is total
    brewhouse.Mashing is the...

  • Posted in thread: My Brewhouse Efficiency on 10-19-2012 at 01:43 AM
    So when a recipe says it's based on 70% efficiency, is that mash efficiency or brewhouse?