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  • Posted in thread: Use of alpha-amylase on 11-13-2015 at 08:07 PM
    You can try that, but @163 you'll denature the naturally enzymes and be completely reliant on
    whatever you add back. That's what the complicated mash schedule is trying to get around. You
    let the natu...

  • Posted in thread: Dryness in extract beers on 11-12-2015 at 09:49 PM
    For that recipe, there are 2 main areas I would try first. #1 - that is way low on the IBU
    range for an american pale ale. You'll want to shoot for something around 35-45 IBU. That isn't
    going to actu...

  • Posted in thread: screwed up on adding"aroma hops" should I dry hop pale ale? on 11-08-2015 at 03:22 PM
    I always dry hop APA's, so I vote yes. You don't need to use a secondary though. Just toss some
    in the primary as you near the end of fermentation.

  • Posted in thread: Dryness in extract beers on 11-08-2015 at 03:20 PM
    Add most of your extract near the end of the boil. Replace 0.5 to 1lb of extract with a simple
    sugar. Use a yeast strain with higher attenuation. Those the basic strategies. Of course, that
    assumes yo...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to check FG before bottling/priming on 11-08-2015 at 03:18 PM
    Just drink your beer. You know about how much alcohol is there based on the recipe. Knowing
    that it is 6.4% vs 6.5% really isn't worth wasting a perfectly good beer over.

  • Posted in thread: It's been 72 hrs... please HELP!! on 11-05-2015 at 09:11 PM
    Take a gravity reading. These are extract batches, you know the OG within a couple points even
    if you didn't measure it. BTW - pushing on the bucket lid will cause bubbles even in a very
    poorly sealed...

  • Posted in thread: Beer tastes stale after first pour from keg on 10-14-2015 at 08:36 PM
    Oxidation doesn't mean O2 was introduced while it is sitting there. Generally oxidation just
    builds until it's at a noticable level. That can happen if O2 is introduced anywhere in the
    process. The ch...

  • Posted in thread: So my kegging journey begins.......with a few questions on 10-14-2015 at 01:38 AM
    I don't have the fridge, but kegs are standard sizes. Just grab a tape measure to check your
    fridge. As for the kit, it seems fine enough, but I wouldn't buy 2. You don't need 2 separate
    regulators, j...

  • Posted in thread: Attenuation on 10-12-2015 at 07:33 PM
    Yes. If you have active enzymes sitting in wort, they will continue to break apart the larger
    sugars and make a more fermentable wort. That is really the purpose of a mash out - to raise
    the temp high...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion chiller fed by ice bath? on 10-12-2015 at 07:28 PM
    Yes it works. Just run it like normal to get the bulk of the heat out and then switch to the
    icebath and recirculate until you get to pitching temps. How much ice it uses depends on how
    low of a temp ...


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