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Posted in thread: Can't take hydrometer reading... on 03-05-2014 at 02:45 PM
I broke my first hydrometer on my first brew day. I dropped it into my fermenting bucket that
was filled with sanitizer and, like Island-Lizard says above, it dropped like a torpedo, hit
the bottom an...
Posted in thread: A question never asked before on 03-02-2014 at 06:49 AM
I dunno, lol. It depends on how much volume of liquid you have. If you add 250g to a fermenting
pint then your ABV would be very high. If you add the same amount to a 100 gallon vat, then it
would go ...
Posted in thread: Using the outdoor hose in the winter on 02-28-2014 at 01:35 PM
It'll take very low temps for a significant period of time for pipes to burst. There should be
a shut off valve inside the house. When you are ready to chill the wort, turn that valve on,
hook up your...
Posted in thread: New brewer! on 02-23-2014 at 06:52 PM
Ideal ferm temps depend on the yeast that you're using. Having it swing below it's ideal range
is not usually a problem for mosts yeasts. What you can do is wait until initial fermentation
is mostly d...
Posted in thread: Should I try a brew with 2 cans of Coopers on 02-23-2014 at 08:30 AM
why do you want to use 2 cans for a single batch?
Posted in thread: My first home brew on 02-23-2014 at 04:41 AM
For the future you might want to use a calculator like this to help you get your water volumes
closer to where you want them. I don't find these calculators to be perfect, but once you get a
Posted in thread: Hydrometer readings? on 02-21-2014 at 12:32 AM
I don't normally take readings quite that often. If I know I'm going to be waiting at least 2-4
weeks for a beer in the fermenter and i'm certain it hasn't experienced any significant
Posted in thread: How often did you guys get off-flavors when starting out? on 02-20-2014 at 04:28 PM
I'm 16-17 batches in and still have trouble, but as you say, I'm learning more with each batch.
I've only done 1 batch that has been truly outstanding. Others have been 'good', a number have
Posted in thread: Rookie Error (Didn't inventory my kit) on 02-20-2014 at 04:10 PM
HB Talk... a love story. :tank:
Posted in thread: Making my wife understand the obsession on 02-20-2014 at 04:07 PM
ok, honey, $150 at the strip bar it is then!