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Posted in thread: oatmeal stout gravity on 02-25-2013 at 07:14 AM
Yeah, a target gravity would be good to know. It also may take a batch or two to figure out how
to get a high yield out of mashing with your setup. If you are a few points off, it is no big
Posted in thread: Reused yeast for the first time...not much happening on 02-24-2013 at 04:39 PM
Yep! Worry in a few days if nothing has happened. The yeast cells have been in a big coma!
Posted in thread: final gravity on 02-24-2013 at 04:34 PM
It is going to be around a 5% ABV beer, right? It looks like your original gravity is likely to
blame. No worries, it will just feel like a lighter beer.
Posted in thread: 3 weeks in bottles-now what? on 02-24-2013 at 04:27 PM
That would be fine. Just keep them away from the light. Also, I have never bottle conditioned
before, but do you really need to put them in the fridge? At 45 degrees Fahrenheit, wouldn't
that have the...
Posted in thread: oatmeal stout gravity on 02-24-2013 at 07:59 AM
Nice tiles! Perhaps take another reading or try with another hydrometer. Unless you planned on
making an incredibly high alcohol beer, 1.49 sounds really high. Many imperial stouts and
Posted in thread: Lyle's Black Treacle? on 02-23-2013 at 07:32 PM
Sure! There are also some conveniences associated with doing so. For example, your original
gravity will be lower so you can pitch a smaller starter or buy less packets of yeast to use.
You may also g...
Posted in thread: When designing a SMaSH... on 02-22-2013 at 11:58 PM
I think you are also safe in a technical sense as altering already malted grains with heat is
not itself considered malting, according to a dictionary.
Posted in thread: Belgian ipa brewed? on 02-22-2013 at 06:42 PM
It can't hurt to let it go another few days, personally, I would wait a week at the very, very
minimum. But he fermentation time is dependent on many variables including original gravity,
Posted in thread: steeping grain time on 02-22-2013 at 06:29 PM
It would not hurt at all! In part, steeping washes the fermentable substances off the grains,
so it probably helps to a degree.
Posted in thread: Lyle's Black Treacle? on 02-22-2013 at 06:59 AM
I have use molasses in the boil but not treacle. It may have been Zainasheff's book that stated
that treacle is most similar to the darkest and unrefined of molasses.You can always add the