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Posted in thread: Glass carboy vs. plastic bucket on 04-12-2013 at 09:18 AM
I prefer buckets simply for ease of cleaning, but I've also got a couple 5 gallon glass carboys
that I used to use for secondaries, but have sort of gotten away from using secondaries and
just going s...
Posted in thread: Slower Carb with High ABV beer? on 03-12-2013 at 03:21 AM
Well I think just to help it out I'll move it upstairs from about 65F storage to 70F. I'm going
to be building a kegerator setup soon and I'm looking forward to not having to wait so long to
drink my ...
Posted in thread: Slower Carb with High ABV beer? on 03-11-2013 at 10:24 AM
Recently bottled a decently high OG IPA (1.074 OG and 1.018 FG). Should come out to 7-7.5% ABV.
I'm just curious, will this beer take longer to carbonate due to the higher alcohol content (at
Posted in thread: Should I or shouldn't I on 03-11-2013 at 10:17 AM
+1. Thanks for being THAT guy who said what needed to be said given the question and the
oh-so-very common misconception about bubbling airlocks (or lack thereof).IMO, for a typical
batch, you would h...
Posted in thread: how do i know weather to full boil or not on a clone recipe? on 03-11-2013 at 09:59 AM
If you have a wort chiller then I definitely recommend a full volume boil. As stated, you get a
much better hop utilization and better sanitation/smaller likelihood of infection. However,
Posted in thread: Priming sugar on 03-11-2013 at 09:51 AM
I agree with Thakaz; just use table sugar. As stated earlier, however, note the difference in
calculation. You shouldn't notice much of a difference, but it may take just a little longer as
Posted in thread: Extract kit for a watered down urine sample. on 03-11-2013 at 09:43 AM
I make a summer hefeweizen every year that most of my typical American light lager drinking
friends enjoy. It's a lot more flavorful, but they all seem to like it. Very simple and
straightforward and ...
Posted in thread: SG High Going into Secondary on 02-10-2013 at 02:59 AM
Well this is how we learn I guess. It had decent aroma going into the secondary but you're
right in that flavor was lacking somewhat. I guess I'm hoping the dry hops will help out with
that. If it doe...
Posted in thread: SG High Going into Secondary on 02-09-2013 at 02:41 PM
Also, as stated in the original post, this was a full volume boil, which results in greater hop
utilization. That is why hop amounts seem low to some of you. Beersmith was used to estimate
about a 67 ...
Posted in thread: SG High Going into Secondary on 02-09-2013 at 02:36 PM
One of those is a typo. The 30 min addition should say 10. As for secondaries, there are
several schools of thought on the matter as I'm sure you'll all agree. I rack to a secondary
purely to clear th...