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Posted in thread: FastFerment conical fermenter?????? on 08-04-2016 at 12:12 AM
I think any spigot with a bulkhead would work, given its made of acceptable materials.That was
my sense too, but I wanted to know if there were something "special" about their port. Thanks!
Posted in thread: Extract Brew + Steeping Grain = Too Sweet? on 08-03-2016 at 11:16 AM
If you use dry yeast, do not make a starter. It less expensive to just use more dry
yeast....but DO rehydrate your dry yeast.
Posted in thread: FastFerment conical fermenter?????? on 08-03-2016 at 11:14 AM
I open the top of mine to take a sample as well. There is a sample port kit you can buy for it
though. Might be the next purchase.Is this anything different from the standard spigot assembly
I can get...
Posted in thread: Confession Time on 08-03-2016 at 12:36 AM
I never check pH or adjust water profiles. I buy drinking water at the store and go.Should I
start?I have always been told and in turn told others, if your water is making good beer, don't
sweat it. O...
Posted in thread: FastFerment on 08-03-2016 at 12:27 AM
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Posted in thread: Advice on Steeping Grains on 07-30-2016 at 10:37 PM
Looking to brew up a sweetish type IPA tonight. Is there too much steeping grain, or should
this give me a nice toasty sweetness?8 oz Munich 1 lb Crystal 10LI don't think you have too
much in terms of...
Posted in thread: Extract Brew + Steeping Grain = Too Sweet? on 07-30-2016 at 10:28 PM
Good point. I will do some homework on measuring yeast health.All 3 batches reached their
intended FG. Unfortunately I don't have a temperature controlled environment to put them in for
Posted in thread: Refractometer needs frequent calibration on 07-30-2016 at 10:25 PM
Thanks! Yes, it does seem to go off more when the temperature changes. I just continue to check
it as I have been doing.It never hurts to check it, and it's probably a good practise to get
into. I thi...
Posted in thread: question about hopbursting on 07-30-2016 at 10:19 PM
i've read a good bit about hopbursting and haven't run across a direct answer to this...what if
i put all my hops in at like the 1 minute mark? It calculates out to 89 IBU's. Is there
anything wrong w...
Posted in thread: Extract Brew + Steeping Grain = Too Sweet? on 07-30-2016 at 10:14 PM
So I just tapped my third IPA made from extract. The first 2 were kits from Midwest, the third
was my own concoction. They all have a slightly different hop profile, but they all have one
thing in com...