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Posted in thread: Rehydration of dried yeast - benefit VS risk on 05-27-2014 at 02:23 AM
that rehydration temp seems to be of low importance in terms of yeast viability. However I
would suspect that rehydration temperature is still a factor in terms of compounds produced and
Posted in thread: Rehydration of dried yeast - benefit VS risk on 05-26-2014 at 11:46 PM
Sometimes I rehydrate, sometimes I just sprinkle the dried yeast directly on the wort. I've not
noticed any obvious difference but then again I've never done a side by side experiment. When I
Posted in thread: 5 gallon pot on gas stove boil?? on 05-22-2014 at 01:30 AM
How long should I wait for It to boil before giving up on it? If it just doesn't boil the 2.5
gallons of water (which the extract kits call for to boil) then could I do half and half? Like
boil 1.75 g...
Posted in thread: How much do you pay for grain at your LHBS? on 05-20-2014 at 10:49 PM
Here in New Zealand I pay NZ$75 (US$64) for a 25kg (55lbs) sack of premium imported malt such
as Bairds Maris Otter or Weyermann Pilsner. Domestic ale malt usually sells for $60 (US$51.50)
a 25kg sack...
Posted in thread: How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated) on 05-20-2014 at 09:54 PM
I etched my kettle last night with litre markings. Here's how I went about it: result is not
as pretty as some I've seen here but it is functional: only added 1 litre markings in the 20
to 40 litre...
Posted in thread: Fermentation Temperature on 05-19-2014 at 11:03 PM
A fridge with a temperature controller (e.g. STC 1000) will serve you best in the long run. You
might be able to find a small cheap second-hand fridge that would make an ideal fermentation
Posted in thread: High FG on 05-19-2014 at 10:49 PM
So of course I forgot to take a measurement before adding bottling sugar. My FG with the 5oz
sugar mixed in was 1.020. It was an extract kit for a Brown ale that said 1.010-1.014 for FG.
My question i...
Posted in thread: Cleaning - Sanitizing on 05-14-2014 at 12:00 AM
aidan tnx for clarifying !the problem is that i cannot find anything here that fits that
criteria ...this is the closest thing i could find, but it needs washing after the
sanitizing.That might work ...
Posted in thread: Why does my beer foam up after I open a bottle of it? on 05-13-2014 at 10:35 PM
Sometimes the last bottle or 2 that I bottle are gushers. This is due to the greater amount of
trub in the bottle. I did overcarbinate a batch once and most of the bottles tended to gush. I
Posted in thread: Immersion Wort Chiller on 05-13-2014 at 10:13 PM
Welcome! I used a slightly longer length of 3/8" (I think) for mine - 20 meters. So due to the
extra length I ended up making a double coil. It aint pretty because I had to hand roll it but