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  • Posted in thread: Why is my attenuation so poor / variable? on 01-21-2014 at 01:34 AM
    Thanks all for the replies.I hadn't considered my thermometer being off -- it's a fairly cheap
    digital instant read, for home kitchen use. I wonder if I've just been mashing too darn hot all
    these bre...

  • Posted in thread: Why is my attenuation so poor / variable? on 01-17-2014 at 09:34 PM
    I keep a spreadsheet of all my brews, and I just added a column for yeast attenuation, based on
    the Looking at it, I see some (seemingly) surprisingly low attenuation values: WLP 001: 72%
    (OG: 70; F...

  • Posted in thread: 1.086 OG - Secondary Needed? on 01-08-2014 at 04:48 AM
    I've only been brewing for a couple of years, but I've found that racking to secondary means I
    get cleaner final beers. I know, I've read all the "it'll all clean up just fine in primary"
    posts, but m...

  • Posted in thread: First "dunk sparge" = 85.6% efficiency on 01-06-2014 at 09:13 PM
    Sorry if this is obvious, but the 85.6% efficiency -- what type of efficiency? Pre-boil? Total
    brewhouse?I've always just calculated my total BH eff, and it's typically in the 60-65% range.
    I just ran...

  • Posted in thread: Check FG or wait? on 01-06-2014 at 09:02 PM
    You should wait.The best advice I've gotten on this forum is that patience is a virtue for a
    homebrewer.Also FWIW, I typically get ZERO airlock activity in my fermentor (sometimes I'll get
    a bubble or...

  • Posted in thread: Highish FG: Wait, or bottle? on 12-18-2013 at 06:51 PM
    Thanks for the replies.More data: I mashed at 151F for 75 min. Volume into fermenter: 3.2 gal.
    WLP300 yeast. Grain bill:German pilsner: 2.5#Wheat malt: 4#Munich: 0.3#Caramunich: 0.3#Brew day
    was fine,...

  • Posted in thread: Highish FG: Wait, or bottle? on 12-18-2013 at 06:22 PM
    I brewed up a Dunkelweizen 18 days ago, and the recipe data from brewersfriend lists an
    expected FG of 1.013. I'm at 1.021, which is where it's been for 11 days or so.I would normally
    bottle this week...

  • Posted in thread: Small Batch Fermentation Container on 12-17-2013 at 02:30 AM
    I'm doing 3 gal batches exclusively now. I'm doing primary in normal 5+ gallon buckets, and
    secondary in a 3 gallon carboy.I don't much like the head space in my primary bucket, but I
    really like buck...

  • Posted in thread: New yeast!!! Pretty damn excited for this! on 12-16-2013 at 08:03 PM
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  • Posted in thread: Hop stand / whirlpool / immersion cooling? on 12-13-2013 at 03:00 PM
    Actually, I was assuming I'd remove the chiller in order to start a whirlpool effect. There's
    no way I could do so with my chiller and my BK.Of course, it doesn't seem that a "hop stand"
    requires doin...