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Posted in thread: Refractometer on soured mash on 11-19-2012 at 02:33 AM
Just to fill in the final numbers... I tracked fermentation for 7 days, and measured 8.6 brix
this morning. Starting at 1.074, that gives an alcohol-corrected final gravity of 1.010. Given
how low tha...
Posted in thread: Refractometer on soured mash on 11-13-2012 at 04:31 AM
The only thing that I could think of that would throw it off that dramatically would be alcohol
- so it's possible a wild yeast got in there and started fermenting? How long did you let it
sour mash f...
Posted in thread: Refractometer on soured mash on 11-12-2012 at 02:17 AM
Ok, post-boil on the refractometer is 1.074 for 91% apparent efficiency. This can't be right;
it doesn't taste that sweet.
Posted in thread: Refractometer on soured mash on 11-12-2012 at 01:54 AM
I'm doing my first sour mash beer, and was wondering if anyone knows of any additional
corrections that should me made to a refractometer reading. I was targeting a pre-boil OG of
1.058, but the brix ...
Posted in thread: Bayou Classic with Induction? on 03-12-2012 at 01:50 PM
Did you try this? How did it work for you?Haven't tried it yet. Since I only brew once a month,
these decisions can take a long time. :)
Posted in thread: Why is Ice for cooling wort bad? on 03-01-2012 at 04:13 AM
It's bad because of risk of contamination. I have done this on most of my batches over the past
3 years (somewhere between 10 and 20?), until I bought a wort chiller a few months ago. I'd buy
Posted in thread: Accidentally knowingly watered down beer on 03-01-2012 at 04:04 AM
If (and only if) you would otherwise dump this beer, you could try the technique used in
eisbocks.If you have a plastic bucket or keg and a freezer, you can start freezing the beer to
the point where ...
Posted in thread: Lager Issues: Gravity not changing on 02-29-2012 at 04:38 AM
Thanks for the feedback! I'll definitely buy that the combination of not enough slurry plus a
50% drop in viability led to a major underpitch. Now, 72 hours later, gravity is starting to
drop and the ...
Posted in thread: Lager Issues: Gravity not changing on 02-28-2012 at 04:00 AM
I feel like I already know what the answer is, but...I'm trying my second lager right now, with
the following details:OG: 1050Yeast: blend of White Labs 800 and 833Temp: pitched at 44F, now
Posted in thread: Bayou Classic with Induction? on 02-26-2012 at 05:50 PM
Actually, with induction, thinner is better. You need a metal that is both magnetically
susceptible, AND has enough resistivity to convert the induced electrical current into
heat.AnOldUR: what's the ...