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Posted in thread: New Years Resolution - win HB comp on 01-09-2014 at 07:00 PM
Good advice here. My resolution is just to enter some comps so I'm in the same boat. I just
started reading Brewing Better Beer and it's got some really good things to think about and
apply, I'm not e...
Posted in thread: "Isomerization" in Hops??? on 01-07-2014 at 03:35 AM
It's the isomerization that creates the bitterness-- converting one isomer of a hop acid into
another. For a given amount of hop acids in the boil, the percentage that get isomerized is
Posted in thread: Calculate OG from ABV and Attenuation? on 01-07-2014 at 03:20 AM
No, what I did was put 25 grams of sugar in a glass measuring cup and topped it up to the 250
ml mark with water. Then I weighed the container and took the specific gravity of the solution.
Now since ...
Posted in thread: Calculate OG from ABV and Attenuation? on 01-05-2014 at 01:14 AM
A miracleIt is and it is but the 'points per pound' mentality is so engrained in home brewing
that I don't think anything will ever get them to change. I guess I have my work cut out for me
Posted in thread: New Years Resolution - win HB comp on 01-03-2014 at 02:47 PM
Also, don't think that you have to brew only all-grain to win competitions. I've done it with
extract and specialty grains.The advice about adherance to style specifications is right on.
This does not...
Posted in thread: Why not wash and repitch dry yeasts? on 01-03-2014 at 02:36 PM
I have just poured wort onto the yeast cake of a prior fermentation with good results, though I
would be wary of doing it more than once. I've seen fermentation activity start within minutes
Posted in thread: Calculate OG from ABV and Attenuation? on 01-03-2014 at 02:31 PM
All gravities here are in °P.Which brings up the question I've had for a while, which is, what
would it take to get the homebrewing community at large to start thinking in metric terms?I
posed my orig...
Posted in thread: Calculate OG from ABV and Attenuation? on 01-03-2014 at 02:26 PM
By FAR, the easiest formula is to just set your OG the same as the ABV you desire. For
example[*]for a 5.5% beer, OG = 1.055 [*]for a 8.0% beer, OG = 1.080This always works assuming
attenuation of 76%...
Posted in thread: Calculate OG from ABV and Attenuation? on 01-03-2014 at 02:25 PM
Yes, you need to expand the OG*(1-A) term. Doing it in my head, it looks like you get: OG=
(7.46*ABV)/AYep, that works thank you!
Posted in thread: Calculate OG from ABV and Attenuation? on 01-02-2014 at 12:14 AM
I am not sure if this is possible to do with algebra but here goes:Coopers says to determine
ABV use the formula ABV = (OG-FG)/7.46Is there a way to use this to determine the OG required
for a desired...