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Posted in thread: Bought my first big sack today! on 11-21-2011 at 06:05 PM
Thanks. Yeah, I found some other threads and saw those mentioned a few times.Appreciate the
Posted in thread: Bought my first big sack today! on 11-21-2011 at 04:34 PM
I've never seen such a colorful sack as yours. The sacks I buy are in a plain brown paper sack
with black lettering (Great Western Malting) I pay $50 for 50#. I store mine in two Home Depot
Posted in thread: Hydrometer vs Refractometer Reading on 11-10-2011 at 01:45 AM
Found this: Page of Calculators that seems to be fairly accurate.Kind of sucks that I can't get
an accurate read of where I'm at without thiefing out a bunch of beer as opposed to a few
drops. Live an...
Posted in thread: Hydrometer vs Refractometer Reading on 11-10-2011 at 01:18 AM
Also, you really should calibrate your refractometer everytime you use it. Everytime you jar it
you potentially knock the optics out of alignment.Will do.
Posted in thread: Hydrometer vs Refractometer Reading on 11-10-2011 at 12:47 AM
Thanks, guys. Alcohol throwing off the refractometer makes sense from what you're saying. I'm
reading a beer that's in secondary. It started out at 1.124 (hydrometer read), and there's a
lot of alcoho...
Posted in thread: Hydrometer vs Refractometer Reading on 11-10-2011 at 12:14 AM
I'm getting a major difference in the readings between my hydrometer and my newly purchased
refractometer. hydrometer reads around 1.030 and refractometer is reading around 1.060.I can't
figure out wh...
Posted in thread: Brewing in Basement on 10-28-2011 at 02:47 AM
I modified a propane burner a large diameter low pressure style actually works better now then
it ever did before but it is on the verge of too much gas / oxygen ratio I used 1/8 inch drill
bit I was ...
Posted in thread: Can you add water after fermentation has begun? on 10-25-2011 at 12:33 PM
Thanks so much for all the input, everyone!I think that what I would consider doing is adding
extra water to my priming sugar and blending it in that way. However, I've decided to take my
lumps and ju...
Posted in thread: Can you add water after fermentation has begun? on 10-24-2011 at 09:23 PM
Thanks for the ideas, guys.
Posted in thread: Ag barley wine advice on 10-24-2011 at 08:56 PM
Hey, speaking of American Barleywine... I just did one last night and the recipie was something
like this for a 5 gallon batch:22 lbs Maris Otter1 lb Crystal 80 (should've went 60L, but this
is all th...