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Posted in thread: Drawing S.G. sample from fermentor on 03-12-2006 at 03:30 AM
Thanks for the replies. I did not think about a thief. I thought they only worked with grape
concoctions :). Turkey baster works good, but can be kinda short for reach the top of a 5G
batch in a 7G ca...
Posted in thread: Drawing S.G. sample from fermentor on 03-11-2006 at 09:03 PM
Just wondering how other people are drawing sample from the carboy to do a gravity check. I've
done it a couple ways: pouring, turkey baster, racking tube,...It's kind of a pain, so I
usually just wai...
Posted in thread: Krausen in secondary? on 03-08-2006 at 06:35 AM
Thanx for the replies. This site is great. I just picked a new spot for the carboys on the last
two batches; in an indoor closet corner where it stays 60-68. The krausen has mostly died back
when I tr...
Posted in thread: Krausen in secondary? on 03-08-2006 at 03:01 AM
Should a Krausen reform in the secondary? I have been transferring to a the secondary a week
after pitching. I try and leave behind most of the trub and stuff in the primary, but this only
Posted in thread: Taste From Extract -- or Crystal Malt? on 03-05-2006 at 05:27 PM
I've done a few 6# extract, 3# crystal malt batches. The taste on the batches has a sugary
caramel flavor, that I first thought was the extract burning on the bottom of my kettle. But
the last batch, ...
Posted in thread: Mixing Lager & Ale Strains on 02-28-2006 at 04:07 AM
Sasquatch & Digdan, Thanks for the responses. I am less worried now about having an
un-drinkable batch. Lagers will still ferment decently down at 66F or so? I have been
struggling to get my FG below ...
Posted in thread: Mixing Lager & Ale Strains on 02-26-2006 at 11:45 PM
Just finished a partial mash batch. The problem is that I pitch WLP San Francicso lager yeast,
when I really intended to pitch an Ale strain. Since I do not have the capability to keep the
carboy at t...