Last Activity:12-20-2013 1:57 PM
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Posted in thread: whirlpooling with a hand blender? on 12-20-2013 at 08:50 PM
Just my 2 cents, but trying to whirlpool without a pump is pretty much useless. Yes, you could
get a whirlpool going a whole lot of ways, but it just isn't going to be consistent enough to
Posted in thread: Can some one explain this. on 12-20-2013 at 07:04 PM
The theory is that you can oxidize various compounds in the wort by exposing to high temps and
O2. O2 is driven off during the boil, so it would only be under none boiling conditions. On a
Posted in thread: ABV and flavour on 12-20-2013 at 06:59 PM
Overly high fg beers just taste sweet. It really messes up your ability to taste much else.
Your recipe didn't have any flavoring hops at all, so if you were looking for some sort of a
hop flavor, tha...
Posted in thread: Low brewhouse efficiency on 12-20-2013 at 06:26 PM
"So, if I understand well, if I would transfer everything to the fermentor, I would have a
total volume of 6 gallons (liquid+trub) of 1.089. Does the yeast "eat" sugars "hidden" into the
Posted in thread: Final Gravity Way too High (Belgian Strong Dark) on 12-20-2013 at 06:20 PM
Just another note: If you are going to brew this style with extract, you probably will always
land a little higher in FG than some of your favorites. You can get yours down with more sugar,
but most v...
Posted in thread: Low brewhouse efficiency on 12-20-2013 at 04:40 PM
"I corrected all the readings to 60F, as specified by the hydrometer specifications."Those
corrections only work work on a very narrow range of temps. Did you cool the mash sample you
tested?You can s...
Posted in thread: Collecting enough volume without going below 1.008? on 12-20-2013 at 04:35 PM
The 1.008 is just a guideline, not a rule. Somewhere around there, your PH may well be rising
enough to start causing issues - but that is obviously dependent on a lot of things. As a
Posted in thread: Low brewhouse efficiency on 12-20-2013 at 03:48 PM
Are you cooling the wort before taking a gravity reading? Are you leaving any liquid behind in
the brew kettle?
Posted in thread: First time kegging on 12-20-2013 at 03:45 PM
Many kegs don't seal well if you have the lid on and and legs locked in before turning on the
gas. Just put the lid in without tightening it down like that. Turn the gas on and lift the lid
Posted in thread: Fruit in a wheat? on 12-20-2013 at 03:41 PM
Personally, I only like a hint of fruit flavor in a "fruit" beer, so 3 very different fruits in
one beer sounds like a mess. I don't think blueberries would work in a stout very well either -
not a gr...