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Posted in thread: Saucepan for grain steeping? on 05-19-2010 at 09:01 PM
Generally, you want to keep the volume of water low. Maybe up to 2 qts per pound max if you
can.interesting ... could you please explain why??
Posted in thread: Saucepan for grain steeping? on 05-19-2010 at 08:28 PM
so does this mean that there is no benifit in steeping in a larger volume of water ? I was
under the impression that the larger volume of grain steep water the better.
Posted in thread: hydrometer readings on 05-19-2010 at 08:13 PM
JJLGreat info, thanks - this is a recipe I threw together, so I was trying to think it out to
see if the fermentable I added were off, but it all seems pretty in line with a lot of kits I
have brewed ...
Posted in thread: hydrometer readings on 05-19-2010 at 08:09 PM
I'm assuming you did a partial boil on this batch? If your wort isnt mixed well enough with the
top off water, you will have a high OG. With extract its not necessarily needed to take a
Posted in thread: hydrometer readings on 05-19-2010 at 08:06 PM
It's a pretty common issue for ANYONE topping off with water in the fermenter (and that
includes partial mashes, extract or all grain revcipes) to have an error in reading the OG...In
fact, it is actu...
Posted in thread: hydrometer readings on 05-19-2010 at 07:55 PM
Hi guys, I have a question for you all - I have been extract brewing for about 2 years, and
have not been extremely diligent about taking hydrometer readings, primarily because I just
haven't been too...
Posted in thread: read if you use MR BEER kit on 04-05-2010 at 09:18 PM
This is what happens when people do a search and some six year old thread catches their fancy.
The forum should automatically lock any thread that hasn't had posts in 2+ years.I don’t
know, I ki...
Posted in thread: read if you use MR BEER kit on 04-02-2010 at 10:38 PM
I personally don't use the bottleing bucket approch, i bottle straight from my secondary
fermenter. I personally don't understand the bottling bucket, it just is an added variable that
Posted in thread: GF Ingredients on 04-02-2010 at 09:24 PM
sorry to invade on the thread, but I hope to make gluten-free mead. I understand I will need a
gluten free yeast, is this true? and can I get it from the same suppliers listed
below?thanks-JamesI use ...
Posted in thread: Flavored vodka in airlock? on 03-31-2010 at 06:05 PM
I too have used vodka, rum, wiskey, what ever extra liquor I had on hand in my air locks. To be
honest with you it was just a big pain in the butt - every day when I came home from work I
would find h...