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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
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
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