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Posted in thread: Bad filter technique on 09-23-2009 at 03:58 PM
Part of the reason I'm wondering if something happened was that I did two batches back to back,
the only difference being that I watched the second one and made sure it didn't foam up. The
second one ...
Posted in thread: Bad filter technique on 09-23-2009 at 06:41 AM
I'm using a filter for the first time. Setup is the source keg is hooked up at 2 psi and piped
through a filter to the spear-side of another keg. The beer was cold from being in the fridge
Posted in thread: Couch Farm Oaked IPA on 09-16-2009 at 11:55 PM
It won 2nd in the morebeer forum comp, wood aged / smoke beer category. I'll post the score
card when I get it.
Posted in thread: First Brew Adventures on 08-24-2009 at 05:43 PM
Sweet list, my first day was similar. =)Your beer will probably be fine. As long as you pitched
the yeast at room temp and they get off to a good start you'll likely end up with good beer.I'm
not a fa...
Posted in thread: Low OG, FG...what went wrong? on 08-24-2009 at 07:53 AM
If you have too little water your OG should be higher than estimated, not lower. You didn't
describe your process so I can't guess how much wort you had at the end of the boil and how
much you lost in...
Posted in thread: can someone calculate my efficiency for me? on 08-24-2009 at 07:31 AM
I do partial mashes, but I don't have beersmith. I'm using equations from Designing Great
Beers. I get the same numbers you do, 95% efficiency for a 5 gallon batch. Congrats, I usually
Posted in thread: Low OG, FG...what went wrong? on 08-24-2009 at 07:18 AM
First, how much water did you end up with in your primary fermenter? That will affect the OG.
Most of us shoot for ~5.5 gallons in the fermenter on a 5 gallon batch as you'll lose some to
trub and the...
Posted in thread: Help! No Wort Chiller on 08-24-2009 at 07:06 AM
Has anyone tried freezing their own ice? I was thinking of using my brew pot the day before and
boiling a half gallon or so to sterilize the water, then freezing it in several small
Posted in thread: Alton Brown - Homebrew - You Tube on 08-24-2009 at 06:57 AM
It's probably ok, but I wouldn't trust commercial ice to be sterile enough to do it every
batch. I'd be willing to try it if you boil the water you're going to freeze and use sanitized
Posted in thread: sanitizer amount? on 08-20-2009 at 05:54 PM
I use star-san, but this might help-I mix my sanitizer in a cooler. I add about 2 gallons of
water, then add capfulls of starsan until I get about the right amount of bubbles to come up
when I stir - ...