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Posted in thread: Hops for American Pale Ale on 05-04-2015 at 05:02 PM
So, if I'm reading your notes correctly, it looks like this beer went into the fermentor at
1.030 OG? There are two ways to make a beer recipe taste less bitter – bitter it less (by
Posted in thread: Help on starting gravity please. 2nd brew on 04-29-2015 at 05:02 PM
Was this an extract batch? If so, and if you got the right volume of wort + top-off water into
your fermenter, it's far more likely you got a bad reading due to uneven mixing than actually
missed by t...
Posted in thread: Sour beer for beginners? on 04-28-2015 at 07:47 PM
The real oxygen issue with buckets is slow diffusion through the lid seal and the plastic of
the bucket itself. I know this isn't much of an issue with glass carboys; I can't speak to
better bottles o...
Posted in thread: A few questions about 10 gallon batches on 04-27-2015 at 08:38 PM
The problem I see with this is your 10g pots. If you are doing 1 mash you will need a way to
evenly mix your wort between the two pots so they are the same OG in each pot. I am assuming
you will have ...
Posted in thread: kitlab. WTF? on 04-27-2015 at 07:04 PM
Provided they list each kit's ingredients publicly on the site and have a decent customer
support department, it should be easy enough to police the trolls – Yoop writes in, says
"hey, man, this...
Posted in thread: How produce 200 lts on 04-27-2015 at 05:03 AM
Make two batches, pitch yeast in the first batch and make sure the second batch isn't too hot
going into the fermenter.This. A lot of smaller breweries do this exact same thing – 7 barrel
Posted in thread: Want to Make a Berliner - Help! on 04-26-2015 at 09:58 PM
You're probably better off trying to sour mash the whole thing at 90°; if you can't keep the
whole three gallons over 100°, it's hard to imagine you'll be able to keep a gallon or two at
Posted in thread: Help with figuring out my efficiency on 04-25-2015 at 09:46 PM
Subtract the the points-per-pound-per-gallon of candi sugar divided by the total post-boil
volume to get what your post-boil gravity would've been without the sugar, and calculate
Posted in thread: Two questions. on 04-24-2015 at 11:33 PM
A huge volume of American hops are grown in eastern Washington and Oregon and even Idaho, so,
in terms of altitude, dry air, and cold winters, Colorado shouldn't be able to throw anything
at American ...
Posted in thread: Brewing a ginger session ale. Near explosive recipe on 04-24-2015 at 05:57 PM
Don't worry about an infection – spores and microbes are not generally known for their
motility; if it was blowing off that vigorously, there's no way anything could've "swam
upstream" into the ...