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Posted in thread: using refractometer to confirm fermentation is complete? on 02-11-2016 at 01:39 PM
Sure, that works fine!It won't give you an accurate actual reading due to the presence of
alcohol, but once it is not changing, no matter what the reading is, the beer is done.
Posted in thread: Can't get SG down - what am I doing wrong? on 02-09-2016 at 06:45 PM
My math came up with something totally different! The OP said an OG of 1.128 (close to the
1.124 mentioned). But I come up with 10% at 1.050. (I must have had a couple of beers before
the last bit of ...
Posted in thread: Steeping non-steeping grains (ZDC recipe) on 02-09-2016 at 03:16 PM
Munich 20 can convert.Munich 10L can convert.No worries.Put the grains together in 1.5-2 quarts
of 164 degree water per pound of grain, and hold at 150-155 for 45 minutes. Stir well, put the
lid on it...
Posted in thread: Could one of the H2O gurus look at my water report and make suggestions? on 02-09-2016 at 03:09 PM
I would just get the W-6 Household test for $21. It has everything the Brewer's test has except
iron and phosphorus, which you really don't need.Yep, that's the one you need unless you are
Posted in thread: Recipe review please on 02-09-2016 at 02:45 PM
Thanks for the advice. I guess I will cut the Special B and combine with another grain. I did
not know about the strong flavor. I will work on that and get back....If you want to clone AB,
Posted in thread: Dissecting pro-brewers' fermentation practices and comparing to homebrewing? on 02-09-2016 at 02:39 PM
Thanks for pointing to the article ... I guess though I am looking for the answer to the
question you post, "if you want to". Why would these practices be advised or advised against
..Some people simp...
Posted in thread: Goodbye, and Thank You on 02-09-2016 at 03:44 AM
Hmmmph. Look at you. All soon to be famous and forgetting your old pals.I see how it is.One
minute you're throwing baitfish to a seal lion, and the next minute it's "Goodbye Yooper". I'll
Posted in thread: Ball-Lock Quick Disconnects: Exploded View on 02-08-2016 at 10:58 PM
The o-ring "sits" around the opening, so it doesn't matter when you put it in. It fits around
the top of the disconnect, the part you take off with the screwdriver. Sometimes it sits inside
Posted in thread: Can't get SG down - what am I doing wrong? on 02-08-2016 at 08:16 PM
I have not added hot water. Does yeast sink? I wonder if it is possible that the temperature
around the fermentor, where I am taking a reading, is ok, but maybe the temperature at the
bottom surface i...
Posted in thread: Can't get SG down - what am I doing wrong? on 02-08-2016 at 03:52 PM
28C is very hot, but not hot enough to kill yeast.Did you ever add hot water or something like
that to kill the yeast?What were the steps exactly in doing this kit?