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Posted in thread: I need help, lol on 12-08-2016 at 01:07 AM
If you can take it out the night before you bottle, and put it where you will be racking it
from, it should settle out in a couple of hours.
Posted in thread: Grape wine - there is no bubbles while secondary fermentation on 12-07-2016 at 04:51 PM
I agree that it could be finished but racking removes a significant percentage of the viable
yeast culture AND removing the wine from the lees means that you are removing various sugars
and nutrients ...
Posted in thread: New Brewer -- What if I don't actually Lager my Lager? on 12-07-2016 at 04:44 PM
I don't really have a good spot outside, and the temperatures here fluctuate too much for me to
trust that the beer will ferment/lager correctly.With regards to the wet t-shirt and fan and/or
Posted in thread: All-grain Brewing Alone on 12-07-2016 at 04:30 PM
I prefer to brew alone, instead of with a friend. With someone else, I get distracted and
that's when mistakes (messes, especially) happen.Most of the work is hands-off, really. Pumps
help so there is...
Posted in thread: Brewing water test requirements on 12-07-2016 at 12:57 AM
I moved and need to get an updated water test from Ward Labs. I noticed they offer a household
mineral test and a home brewer's test. The only difference is that they don't test for Iron and
Posted in thread: 1.030 is my curse.... on 12-06-2016 at 11:19 PM
I use campden tablets to de-chlorinate my water. At most I wait an hour before heating it up
for mash. I've never had an issue with fermentation stopping so I don't think that it is the
Posted in thread: 1.030 is my curse.... on 12-06-2016 at 07:07 PM
What mash temps did you obtain? Have you calibrated the thermometer?
Posted in thread: To be done or not done? on 12-06-2016 at 06:19 PM
Update....Took readings and came up with .990. Could be possible I did it wrong,although I read
the sample 3 times and followed the directions. Will monitor over the next few days to
determine if it i...
Posted in thread: Apple & Cranberry Cider for Xmas on 12-06-2016 at 02:29 PM
I've just realised that I've made a fatal error, the sorbate will prevent it from carbonating
:( what a dumbass, anyone got any ideas how I can carb this? :confused:Well, if you just added
Posted in thread: Why is clarity an attractive quality in a brew? on 12-06-2016 at 01:31 PM
Just like when I go into a nice restaurant, my food seems to taste better if it's nicely
arranged, and not just glopped on my plate. I know that it actually tastes the same, but since