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  • Posted in thread: Raleigh, NC breweries to see on 07-28-2016 at 09:23 PM
    Downtown? I'd pick Trophy. Great beer and excellent wood fired pizza. They get crowded though
    and seating is limited indoors. Raleigh Brewing is pretty good too, but the bar itself is kinda
    sparse. It...

  • Posted in thread: Odd gravity readings on new system on 07-27-2016 at 12:54 AM
    Sorry - typo. Typed 12.58 on the screen and 12.07 in the calculator. Projected OG is 1.048 +/-
    whatever margin of error is in the original measurements. Certainly more than 0.001.

  • Posted in thread: Odd gravity readings on new system on 07-27-2016 at 12:32 AM
    Not sure what you think the problem is. 42 x 13.87 / 12.58 = 48 or 1.048. You are measuring
    1.047. That's about as close as you can get.

  • Posted in thread: Redneck Keezer/kegorator on 07-17-2016 at 03:41 PM
    Lot of people do that as a permanent setup. The only downside is that plastic is harder to keep

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Brett Beers - How Careful To Avoid Contamination on 07-16-2016 at 12:55 PM
    Brett is just yeast. It's also around you all the time - in the air, on surfaces etc. Your
    normal sanitation process is all that is needed to keep it under control.

  • Posted in thread: Attenuation questions? on 07-08-2016 at 08:31 PM
    Sounds like user error on the measurements. The chances of that yeast attenuating that low is
    about 0%. A reasonable range your that yeast and OG would be 1.015 ish.Beer can actually get
    down around 1...

  • Posted in thread: Calculation questions on 07-08-2016 at 08:22 PM
    There is lots of software out there to help. It's well worth the $20.If you want to do it by
    hand, grain absorbs about 1/8 gallon per lb. You'll also have some dead space in your tun. You
    can measure ...

  • Posted in thread: impression about boiling hops and time on 07-07-2016 at 10:48 PM
    Not sure where you are reading any of that. I think its nonsense. Commercial breweries add hops
    at all different times. Boiling hops for 30 minutes removes most of the flavor and aroma.
    That's why bre...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Temperature on 07-06-2016 at 12:34 AM
    Yes, the first 48 are the most important. On the bright side, that is a very forgiving yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Mash procedure and iodine test on 07-06-2016 at 12:31 AM
    Personally, i think it's hard to tell a dark brown drop of iodine from a black drop of iodine.
    If you give it a gentle swirl, it will be much more obvious. The fully converted sample will
    just dilute ...