Last Activity:07-06-2015 11:14 PM
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Posted in thread: Ranco Dual Stage on 07-06-2015 at 05:20 PM
Got mine from MoreBeer, looks like they've got it in stock.I can't really speak to value
compared to other controllers (this is the only one I've got) or versus wiring one yourself
(this keyboard jock...
Posted in thread: Weird carbonation.... on 07-06-2015 at 02:20 AM
Re the bitterness, what were your gravities, and the alpha acid percentage on those Columbus
hops? I'm guessing based on your ingredients (and assuming a five-gallon batch... those aren't
50 bombers y...
Posted in thread: smoked hops... on 07-05-2015 at 05:06 AM
This IPA's dry-hopped with labrador, man.
Posted in thread: Broke my hydrometer during preboil. Can I calulate OG? on 07-04-2015 at 06:12 PM
If you're just boiling off water, you'll have the same total number of gravity points pre- and
post-boil.1.050 pre-boil gravity = 50 points per gallon; 50 * 14 gallons = 700 total points.700
points / ...
Posted in thread: Ideas for blocking spammers on 07-03-2015 at 11:22 PM
Austin et al, you guys ever look into Akismet (or something similar)? Automated comment-spam
blocking, marketed towards WordPress blogs, but they've got an API that oughtta make it
possible to kludge ...
Posted in thread: Gravity of unfermentables on 07-03-2015 at 05:54 PM
First of all, you should be measuring your OG and FG – the unfermentable sugars are still
sugars for the purposes of gravity readings, and your hydrometer will "see" them.Second, I
don't know wh...
Posted in thread: Help! My 1y/o kid just shoved a salad tongs into a carboy, backwards. on 07-02-2015 at 10:27 PM
Coat hanger, mostly straightened out, but bent into a three-quarter-circle a little wider than
the base of the tongs at the end, and also bent at a right angle to the main length of the coat
Posted in thread: It will still be beer?. on 07-01-2015 at 10:28 PM
Regarding temp... it'll just take you a while to get a feel for how to hit strike temps on your
system. A strike temp calculator will help... but you'll still have to fudge the temp it
suggests by a c...
Posted in thread: what water has nothing in it? on 06-24-2015 at 10:17 PM
Your first step should be to find a water report for your tap water. Some municipal supplies
have very few dissolved minerals, if you're lucky enough to live somewhere with soft tapwater,
this will be...
Posted in thread: Add a "sample" valve to a plastic fermentation bucket? on 06-24-2015 at 08:14 PM
All my plastic fermentors came with a hole pre-drilled and included a removable spigot; had a
couple of slow leaks when I didn't tighten it down quite enough before racking the beer in, but