Last Activity:10-07-2015 4:12 AM
Age:46 years old
Likes Given: 263
628 Likes on 518 Posts
Posted in thread: Your worst home brewing mishap? on 10-07-2015 at 03:04 AM
I dropped the stir bar into my conical fermenter when I pitched the yeast starter. I didn't
think much about it until I went to drain some yeast out of the dump valve on the bottom of the
Posted in thread: Account for Trub/Deadspace When Calculating SG? on 10-07-2015 at 02:49 AM
Trub doesn't affect the OG reading but it does affect how you calculate the recipe to achieve
that OG, which I think is what the OP was asking. If you increase your batch size to account
for trub loss...
Posted in thread: Account for Trub/Deadspace When Calculating SG? on 10-07-2015 at 02:13 AM
Found the thread that I thought was most helpful in case you decide to go with Beersmith. The
first post explains things somewhat but what really helped me is the pdf attached in the third
post by @ch...
Posted in thread: Account for Trub/Deadspace When Calculating SG? on 10-07-2015 at 02:06 AM
I don't like to use brewhouse efficiency in Beersmith as it's too hard to reproduce batch to
batch. I prefer to set my batch size as my post boil and chill volume, and set the kettle trub
to 0 whether...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 1217-PC West Coast IPA source? on 10-06-2015 at 02:46 PM
Who's got it in stock? Can't find it yet.
Posted in thread: Kegging problems! on 10-06-2015 at 02:29 PM
To clarify, I placed it at 30 psi and unhooked the gas line. I did this because I've read that
this is a way to store kegs before carbing and tapping. It is fine to store kegs this way, I do
it from t...
Posted in thread: Opinion on recipe on 10-05-2015 at 02:48 PM
As you point out the only thing IPA like about the beer is the IBU's. Move the summit and first
cascade/centennial addtion to a hopstand and that should bring the IBU's down and make a nice
Posted in thread: Recipe help on 10-05-2015 at 04:55 AM
Replace the Brewer's malt and oats with 8 lbs of light DME and steep all the rest of the
ingredients. I'd round those numbers to the nearest ounce though, someone must have converted
from metric or so...
Posted in thread: Kegging problems! on 10-04-2015 at 06:43 PM
How long did you have them hooked up at 30 psi and at what temp? The carb level at equilibrium
would be determined by the temp, it's possible they are undercarbed if it was in a very warm
room. If I u...
Posted in thread: I Pee A-lot on 10-04-2015 at 04:21 PM
The 5 min addition seems a bit kitchen sink to me with 5 different hops, personally I like to
keep it to 2-3 different hops late but I wouldn't say it's necessarily "breaking any cardinal
rules". For ...