Last Activity:12-02-2013 1:40 PM
Posted in thread: All Grain & Extract brewers competing against each other? on 12-20-2013 at 05:45 PM
Good thread. It's all about where you lie on a spectrum.--At one end: purchase an awesome beer
and enter it into a competition.--At the other end: grow and malt your own barley, collect and
Posted in thread: Ported BetterBottle in swamp cooler on 12-02-2013 at 05:48 PM
I am fermenting in Better Bottles that have racking adapters.Can I put them in tubs of water
for cooling? I wonder if it's okay to submerge the racking adapter and valve during
Posted in thread: Wort Shrinkage on 11-22-2013 at 02:38 AM
SWMBO keeps telling me to work on my sense of humor. I was kidding. Thanks so much for the
details. My spreadsheet has a space reserved for your formula!
Posted in thread: Wort Shrinkage on 11-22-2013 at 01:00 AM
I was hoping for something more technical and mathematical. But I can work with this anecdote.
Posted in thread: Wort Shrinkage on 11-21-2013 at 11:40 PM
Good plan. Anyone know if the relationship between volume and temperature is linear?
Posted in thread: Wort Shrinkage on 11-21-2013 at 10:32 PM
I'm doing full boils, all grain. In order for me to predict my volume and gravity at pitching,
I need to have the correct pre-boil volume and pre-boil gravity. My problem is that everything
I read quo...
Posted in thread: Wort Shrinkage on 11-21-2013 at 05:24 PM
When figuring out the necessary runoff volume for a target batch size, I know that we have to
account for shrinkage, due to the temperature difference between the pre-boil wort and the 68F
Posted in thread: Delayed bottling on 12-30-2010 at 02:22 AM
I opened a bottle 10 days after bottling. There was promising carbonation, so I left it. At
this point, it's been 18 days and the carbonation is perfectly on-target. Go figure! I guess
the yeast didn'...
Posted in thread: Delayed bottling on 12-14-2010 at 01:55 PM
I like the idea of using tabs. But I doubt the bottles will be completely flat when I add the
tabs. Is that a problem? Will I be making bottle bombs?
Posted in thread: Delayed bottling on 12-12-2010 at 01:28 PM
I like beer better than cardboard, so I'll take that advice.If I open the bottles to add prime
tabs... won't there be at least some carbonation in there already? Do I risk over-carbonating?