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  • Posted in thread: Is it OK to raise kegerator temp when empty? on 02-22-2015 at 05:39 PM
    Cool, thanks guys! I leave it plugged in because the electricity drain is so insignificant when
    not cooling. Rev.It actually has to cool more when there's no beer in it.Full kegs have a lot
    of thermal...

  • Posted in thread: OG Dead On, Missed FG on 01-27-2015 at 06:33 PM
    It's the mash temperature. A high mash temperature creates more long-chained sugars, which are
    less fermentable. It makes a heavier bodied beer in the end, due to the unfermentable
    long-chain sugars. ...

  • Posted in thread: KBS Clone Recipe in Zymurgy! on 01-23-2015 at 10:31 PM
    Anyway, that's 440 billion cells for a 5.5 gallon batch pitching at 1.0 (assuming you had a
    5.5 gallon batch since a default calculation at 0.75 would give 330 billion cells.) S-04 tested
    at 8 billio...

  • Posted in thread: KBS Clone Recipe in Zymurgy! on 01-22-2015 at 03:10 PM
    I would definitely look at your water if yu hadn't already. if your PH is off, it can make a
    dark beer taste off.I brew with distilled and add salts accordingly, using Bru'n Water as my
    calculator for...

  • Posted in thread: KBS Clone Recipe in Zymurgy! on 01-22-2015 at 03:08 PM
    Mr. Malty is getting their info from a single flawed study. The Fermentis website itself only
    claims 6 billion cells per gram. I use Brewer's Friend, it has many more options. Also, at this
    high of gr...

  • Posted in thread: High pH water.. where to get Acid on 01-21-2015 at 09:21 PM
    You need a full water report before you can start making meaningful adjustments to your water.
    Any advice given would just be a shot in the dark. TBH, the original pH of your water matters
    little - it...

  • Posted in thread: KBS Clone Recipe in Zymurgy! on 01-21-2015 at 03:08 PM
    The primary fermentation took almost two months? I would bet that's your off flavor culprit.
    That's an awful long time, and yeast could be dying off and causing off flavors. Plus using dry
    yeast for a...

  • Posted in thread: KBS Clone Recipe in Zymurgy! on 01-19-2015 at 07:40 PM
    I think I'm the only one who brewed this and I'm disappointed by it. Been super stoked to try
    this one. Brewed Nov 1 and kegged it up around New Years.Now - I am my own worst critic, and
    I'm overly ha...

  • Posted in thread: pH Meter Question - Is mine dead or not on 01-19-2015 at 06:55 PM
    Interesting. I thought it just had to be calibrated at 4 or 7, not both.I pour the buffer out
    into a clean glass container (Usually a shot glass, or a clean taster glass from one of the
    many beer fest...

  • Posted in thread: oxiclean free on 01-19-2015 at 06:50 PM
    I use this as well. I just make sure to rinse well. The guy at my LHBS said it's very similar,
    except that PBW has what I would describe as a "rinse agent" that ensures that it rinses off
    entirely the...

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