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  • Posted in thread: Unexpectedly low final gravity on 12-30-2013 at 02:15 PM
    I think you've got your conversions wrong. 69C is 157F. The expected FG should be higher as the
    mash temp is on the high side. Having said this, I often find that Beersmith underestimates the
    level of...

  • Posted in thread: Headspace in Secondary on 12-30-2013 at 01:35 PM
    I just mixed them up - I wanted to keep each strain to its own, but all in all I am happy just
    to drink yummy cider in a few weeks/months.Thanks for all your help!

  • Posted in thread: Headspace in Secondary on 12-29-2013 at 07:52 PM
    Crap in a hat. I have some one gallon jugs I can use; I might have to combine some different
    ciders as well (used different yeast, etc.).

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Faucet Handle/Lever on 12-29-2013 at 06:43 PM
    One problem I have had with draft systems is that if I don't pull from the tap for a while the
    lever gets stuck and I have the give it a good yank to dispense beer. One time I snapped the
    lever right ...

  • Posted in thread: Headspace in Secondary on 12-29-2013 at 06:36 PM
    I know this is me being paranoid, but I don't want to waste gallons of cider. I racked to my
    secondary and there is a lot more headroom I expected - can anyone check out the photo below
    and tell me ev...

  • Posted in thread: 5 Gallon Extract Question on 12-24-2013 at 02:29 PM
    Think you need to get the water hot it to dissolve it. I put it in my water before I bring it
    to temp before mashing. Usually use a half then the other half, but think 1 does 5 gallons.
    Never did it t...

  • Posted in thread: 5 Gallon Extract Question on 12-24-2013 at 01:32 PM
    I have done the 2.5 gallon boil and full boil... you need to recalculate your hops if you do a
    full boil or your beer will not be balanced due to better hop utilization with the larger water
    amount. l...

  • Posted in thread: Unexpectedly low final gravity on 12-24-2013 at 01:26 PM
    Well, a 69C (152F) mash temp is going to give you a higher-fermentable beer so you would be
    creating more fermentable sugars, which would result in a lower FG, lighter body, and higher
    ABV%. What was ...

  • Posted in thread: 5 Gallon Extract Question on 12-20-2013 at 06:58 PM
    There are some pro and cons doing a 2.5 boil and a 5 gallon boil, but all-in-all, you won't see
    a significant different in the beer with both methods.My only recommendation is if you go with
    the 2.5 b...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew - Minor Problem on 12-20-2013 at 06:39 PM
    You could probably pitch the yeast and throw the sterile foil on there; should be fine for a
    few hours.

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