Last Activity:08-18-2014 7:31 PM
Posted in thread: Question about filtering beer on 08-18-2014 at 02:22 PM
I recently bought a filter to clear up my beer and remove the yeast. I bought both 5 micron and
1 micron filters. My plan was to run the beer through the 5 micron filter and then back through
the 1 mi...
Posted in thread: Can't get below 1.040 FG on 08-13-2014 at 12:57 PM
I've only been using the refractometer for about 6 months. So prior to that I must have been
getting proper readings. The beers aren't sweet at all (unless of course I wanted them to be)
which is what...
Posted in thread: Bottling..."For the first time" on 08-12-2014 at 07:01 PM
One thing I do is I clean and delabel the bottles in advance. When it's time to bottle, I'll
run them all through the dishwasher with PBW instead of detergent. Run the dishwasher at the
hi-temp wash a...
Posted in thread: Can't get below 1.040 FG on 08-12-2014 at 06:56 PM
One more question for those professionals: how do you account for added alcohol when taking the
gravity of a beer? Usually when you do bourbon stouts/tripels/etc. you're adding bourbon to
cubes and ad...
Posted in thread: Can't get below 1.040 FG on 08-11-2014 at 07:13 PM
Thanks for the replies. I add yeast nutrient to every batch and to every starter. So yes to
that. I'm using a refractometer. I was unaware that the alcohol messes with it. I just stopped
using my hydr...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-11-2014 at 07:10 PM
Count me in :mug:
Posted in thread: Can't get below 1.040 FG on 08-11-2014 at 06:59 PM
I have been making beers for about 2 years now as a hobby. I've been adding more and more
equipment to my collection and trying to get better at it. No matter what I do, I cannot get a
beer below 1.04...
Posted in thread: Question about force carbonation on 05-19-2014 at 02:58 PM
I've been doing a lot of reading about force carbonation and I'm a bit confused about one
thing. I am going to be kegging and bottling a sparkling wine in the near future. I want to
carb it to around ...
Posted in thread: Force carbonation: leave it connected? on 04-01-2014 at 03:24 PM
I don't use my kegs as a secondary. The beers I plan to do have been sitting anywhere from 3-9
months so I'm not sure about the taste issues... that is unless carbonation can change the
Posted in thread: Force carbonation: leave it connected? on 04-01-2014 at 03:13 PM
So do what I mentioned and pour yourself some and if you like it, then throw it in the bottles?