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Posted in thread: FG vs time in bucket on 10-06-2016 at 08:26 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'm not thrilled about the wording of my original post but the
statement above "never try to get a higher finishing gravity by pulling the beer early" answers
my question. I wa...
Posted in thread: FG vs time in bucket on 10-06-2016 at 04:16 AM
I'm having a tough time understanding the concept of FG. Now that I'm brewing big IPAs I'm
looking to obtain a sweeter beer, which implies that the beer needs to finish higher, but I'm
also trying to ...
Posted in thread: Adding fruit to secondary, how to sanitize the fruit? on 06-17-2016 at 09:31 PM
I didn't get any feedback on the above post so I forged ahead and went my own way on this
recipe. My batch started out life as a German Heff. After primary I split the bucket into two
2.5 gal batches ...
Posted in thread: Adding fruit to secondary, how to sanitize the fruit? on 05-06-2016 at 06:19 PM
I'm not sure why everyone is so concerned about infecting their beer by adding fruit to
secondary...I know it's a little scary at first but I have never infected a beer by adding
fruit in secondary.I ...
Posted in thread: Stuck taps on 02-14-2016 at 07:25 PM
Thanks guys. I knew nothing about this. I'll have to research this change over and consider
removing the old ones.
Posted in thread: Stuck taps on 02-14-2016 at 03:42 PM
I've been having trouble with my taps getting sticky and last night took the cake when i tried
to pull an IPA and had to use so much force that I broke the brass handle while the beer was
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 06:43 PM
This won't apply to all applications, but I bought a piece of #4 SS mesh and cut out a round
section to fit the bottom of my fermentation bucket. I pushed a 'dome' into it so the center of
it sits abo...
Posted in thread: Small dilemma. on 01-07-2016 at 06:05 AM
Even if there isn't any contamination, I'd expect the lost extract represented the easiest to
pull out of the cubes, so re-soaking the cubes is unlikely to provide the expected
Posted in thread: Small dilemma. on 01-07-2016 at 04:47 AM
I have been soaking some oak cubes and bourbon in a ziplock Baggie for over a month now. Today
in a senior moment my wife managed to lodge the Baggie between a cabinet and the microwave
Posted in thread: Dry hops in keg on 01-07-2016 at 04:39 AM
Well, unfortunately this (expensive) beer turned out to be a great lesson of what NOT to do.
Obviously using the Home Depot paint strainer bags just does NOT work for pellet hops (despite
that I had s...