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  • Posted in thread: Worried on 11-18-2011 at 01:41 PM
    The coopers tabs I used a while back were 2 tabs per 750ml (just over 25oz). So it seems
    despite the lack of carbonation so far, you may get a lot more than you hoped for eventually.

  • Posted in thread: Can I Mash 13 lbs. in my 5 gal Mash Tun? on 11-02-2011 at 02:34 PM
    I regularly mash 6kg in a 18 liter mash tun (which is pretty close to that). I drop to 2.3l/kg
    (1.1qt/lbs I believe). Lots of sparging required...

  • Posted in thread: Historical Beer Recipes on 11-02-2011 at 02:05 PM

  • Posted in thread: Help with really soft water. on 09-30-2011 at 08:33 AM
    Where I live the water is very soft as well, and when doing dark beers I either put chalk in
    the mash and/or bicarbonate of soda in the initial strike water. The chalk requires a bit of
    mixing, so per...

  • Posted in thread: Huge Yeast Starters on 09-22-2011 at 08:52 AM
    At that point you may as well do something lighter and then pitch the maibock onto the yeast
    cake!

  • Posted in thread: Immersion coolers, theory vs practice on 09-14-2011 at 07:47 AM
    If you want to drive home just how important stirring/agitation is, feel the temperature of the
    water coming out of the cooler after a few minutes of not stirring. Then stir and feel the
    water again.

  • Posted in thread: Re-pitching on to yeast cake for first time on 09-08-2011 at 11:50 AM
    If you dump straight onto the yeast cake they are unlikely to come out tasting identical since
    the quantity of yeast pitched does affect the flavour. Rather wash the yeast and put the
    correct amount b...

  • Posted in thread: Can high mash temps offset Notty? on 09-07-2011 at 01:48 PM
    A local micro near me uses Notty. They had a mash recently that was several degrees too hot,
    and that definitely ended up quite a bit less attenuated than usual.

  • Posted in thread: Fast Bottle Aging... on 08-31-2011 at 02:04 PM
    According to Brew like a monk, at least several of the trappist breweries condition at around
    73F. So you can probably rise to that from 68 without bad results. Increased temperatures will
    cause your...

  • Posted in thread: Changing tastes, due to brewing??? on 08-30-2011 at 08:49 PM
    One thing I've learnt about beer since I started drinking craft beers (and more so since I
    started brewing), is that variety is what I like more than anything else. And it seems that
    along with this, ...

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