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Posted in thread: Always lower than expect FG on 05-26-2016 at 03:26 PM
Since you are brewing extract, as long as you use the correct amount of extract and you have
the correct volume going into the fermenter, your OG simply can't be wrong; you are mixing a
known amount o...
Posted in thread: Understanding Extract Recipes on 05-25-2016 at 11:09 PM
You got it, those specialty grains will get the color and flavor you are looking for. Golden
light is pretty light all by itself, but for me, I found with extract brewing that I enjoyed
starting with ...
Posted in thread: Understanding Extract Recipes on 05-25-2016 at 07:40 PM
The best thing to do is look at the Lovibond rating (°L) and get as close as possible to what
the recipe is asking for. In Briess, you are probably going to want the Golden Light extract at
Posted in thread: CO2 volumes for an IPA? on 05-25-2016 at 02:06 AM
For me, no. I still go with the highest temp it hit post-fermentation. I figure once it hits
the highest temp, if no new CO2 is being generated, the dissolved CO2 in the beer isn't going
to rise by ve...
Posted in thread: Pale ale tastes like Blue Moon?!?! on 05-25-2016 at 02:00 AM
That's a lot of wheat for an APA. You're probably close to an American Wheat Beer, although I
wouldn't really worry about trying to put this beer into a category unless you want to enter it
into a com...
Posted in thread: CO2 volumes for an IPA? on 05-25-2016 at 01:52 AM
I enter the highest temp it hits post-fermentation. After the yeast is done producing CO2, CO2
levels should drop based on how warm the beer gets. With that in mind, it makes the most sense
to me to u...
Posted in thread: CO2 volumes for an IPA? on 05-25-2016 at 01:46 AM
I usually shoot for 2.5 volumes. As you approach 3 volumes, it's just too much bubbles. If you
get much lower, I feel like the hop nose is reduced and the mouthfeel is off.
Posted in thread: Classic Tunes on 05-25-2016 at 01:36 AM
For kracklin. I think this is awesome, the whole thing. Now THAT is a classic! Great stuff. And
it's not like there weren't some tough acts on that stage to follow, either. For instance, the
Posted in thread: Classic Tunes on 05-25-2016 at 01:29 AM
Posted in thread: IPA and safale 05 on 05-23-2016 at 08:12 PM
If you have the tube that it original came packaged in, you can use that. Or, just use the
refractometer and a calculator to correct the reading like this one.