Last Activity:11-20-2013 3:48 PM
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Posted in thread: Fun for all the family on 11-08-2013 at 12:59 PM
I can't wait until my daughter gets old enough to help out and understand the science behind
brewing. I think brewing is a great science experiment where she can learn a lot and get
exposure to how co...
Posted in thread: Digital thermometer. on 10-15-2013 at 06:05 PM
The Thermapen is well worth the money, especially since I can use it for so many more things
like BBQ, grilling, cooking, etc...
Posted in thread: smoked pumpkin ale on 10-15-2013 at 01:22 PM
dpittard- good call on the smoke quality. i hadnt considered thick vs thin smoke.any tips on
time/temp/wood to smoke at to get a nice mild flavor?I'd use something that gives off a light
smoke flavor ...
Posted in thread: Diagnosing Efficiency Issues…. on 10-15-2013 at 01:09 PM
Have you tested your measuring devices against a known control? It's always good to know that
your tools are accurate. Testing your thermometer in boiling water and make sure it reads where
Posted in thread: My double IPA came up short on gravity. What to do? on 10-14-2013 at 01:47 PM
I'd let it ride too. I'd also be more concerned about why you missed your OG by that amount,
especially if your pre-boil gravity was spot on. Did you end up with the correct volume of wort
Posted in thread: smoked pumpkin ale on 10-14-2013 at 01:33 PM
Learn from my mistakes, go VERY light on the smoke. I'm an avid BBQ'er and can turn out some
delicious pulled pork, so I've got the proper equipment to smoke things. I attempted to smoke
some grains o...
Posted in thread: 1.025 on 10-14-2013 at 01:01 PM
It will definitely be sweeter. Probably couldn't classify it as a dry stout, but it's still
beer, right? :mug:How'd it taste before you bottled it?
Posted in thread: vorlauf vs first runnings?? on 10-10-2013 at 08:01 PM
As an addendum to what Clonefan94 posted, first runnings is what you get in your brew kettle
prior to sparging.
Posted in thread: Low fermentation volume on 12-11-2011 at 03:34 PM
Is your pre-boil volume correct? If so, just adjust your boil-off rate. If not, check your
later tun dead space calculation.
Posted in thread: I think something went wrong on 12-06-2011 at 08:47 PM
I would recommend investing in some brewing software...I let Beersmith do my thinking for me
when it comes to mash calculations :drunk:Yep. Get Beersmith. Awesome software, especially once
you have it...