Last Activity:09-19-2014 11:47 AM
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Posted in thread: When to Take Hydrometer Reading? on 09-16-2014 at 04:55 PM
From what I have found and what other people have said, it is best to leave the beer in the
fermenter for 3 to 4 weeks before bottling. Not that you cannot do it if your gravity readings
Posted in thread: Mash tun parts on 09-16-2014 at 02:24 AM
Thanks for the info. Gatomalo - It is amazing that the 3 big chain hardware stores (the blue
one, the orange one and the red one) do not carry much in washers and lock nuts that will fit
the 1/2" nipp...
Posted in thread: Mash tun parts on 09-15-2014 at 09:04 PM
So I have decided to go all grain and built a mash tun this weekend. I ran into an issue with
finding parts, particularly the lock nut that seals the cooler spigot onto the cooler. No place
I went to ...
Posted in thread: Super Mechanical Range Smart Giveaway - Open to All! on 09-14-2014 at 02:58 AM
Posted in thread: Probably a REALLY dumb question... on 09-06-2014 at 01:53 AM
I use a grease splatter screen that you can get for cooking at any store. It is just a round
screen cover that you normally use to keep oil from splattering on the stove when cooking.
Works great and ...
Posted in thread: Using hops!!! on 09-02-2014 at 01:00 AM
I must be drunk from this conversation because I have no clue what the last post says. :)
Posted in thread: Hail the auto siphon! (and some questions) on 09-01-2014 at 12:33 PM
Like flars has said, it sounds as though you are trying to bottle right from your fermentor
which is difficult to do without stirring up sediment. Get a bottling bucket with a spigot at
the bottom. At...
Posted in thread: Hail the auto siphon! (and some questions) on 08-31-2014 at 10:53 PM
Be sure not to place the bottom of the siphon all the way down into the yeast cake. Doing this
avoids stirring up to much sediment reducing the clarity of you beer and it will keep the
siphon fairly c...
Posted in thread: Beersmith est. original gravity vs measured original gravity. on 08-30-2014 at 03:24 PM
That makes much more sense now. Thanks for the clarification. Being new to Brewsmith and all
grain brewing has definitely been a change from extract kits and partial mashing.
Posted in thread: Beersmith est. original gravity vs measured original gravity. on 08-30-2014 at 12:04 PM
If the measured OG is what I actually got when brewing, why is it already filled out? For
example, the estimated OG for my recipe says 1.056 and the measured OG has 1.046 already
populated before I br...