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Posted in thread: Is a refractometer worth the money? on 06-30-2013 at 09:34 PM
Old thread, but it helped! I've been researching refractometers and found that some are
inaccurate. Was deciding whether to spend the $60+ at morebeer when I saw this thread. Bobby
got my business as ...
Posted in thread: Efficiency issues on 05-14-2012 at 08:19 PM
I wanted to add an update to this: I had the LHBS do a double crush on the grain, and then when
I added water for the batch sparge, I drained off the extra gallon of loss BEFORE stirring for
the 10 mi...
Posted in thread: Storing starter yeast on 04-27-2012 at 07:42 PM
That makes sense. How long do you think they will keep that way?Also, there is only a little
bit of yeast in there, maybe the size of your thumbnail. Will that be enough to use in a
Posted in thread: Storing starter yeast on 04-27-2012 at 07:02 PM
I've been searching, but haven't found anything specific, so here goes. I made a starter last
batch, and then sanitized some white labs vials that I had and poured some of the slurry into
Posted in thread: Efficiency issues on 04-08-2012 at 04:18 PM
Some good info, thanks! I seem to lose 2 gallons in my mash tun every time, and that's tipping
it to get it all out on first runnings.I'll check Beersmith for the settings too.
Posted in thread: Efficiency issues on 04-08-2012 at 04:57 AM
Hi all, I've been using my system for over a year now, and have noticed that I almost always
come out about 4 points below target on each brew. For instance, beersmith says the amber ale
is 1.059, and...
Posted in thread: BU:GU ratios? on 12-26-2011 at 01:29 AM
You did it in your own post, but I guessing you are missing something.It is IBU divided by
gravity points. So, a 60 IBU beer with a 1.050 gravity would be:60 divided by 50. Which equals
1.2.What he's ...
Posted in thread: Dopplebock help on 12-19-2011 at 08:38 PM
If you are going to use an ale yeast, use something more neutral like US-5 or Notty. Also if
you partially submerge the bucket in ice water you can keep your fermentation temp around 60
degrees which ...
Posted in thread: Dopplebock help on 12-19-2011 at 07:34 PM
I'm hacking out a dopplebock recipe that I'll be using an ale yeast for. Most likely wlp060
american ale blend. Should get me what I want. What do you all think of this recipe? 14# Munic
Malt 2# Caram...
Posted in thread: AG German Dampf on 11-29-2011 at 04:12 AM
The process is style dependent, that is to say that the process makes the style. Fermnent in
2-3 days, with a short primary, rack to 2nd and add the krausen and keg for cask conditioning.