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Posted in thread: Coopers English Bitter - 0.011 - Is it ready? on 05-24-2013 at 10:13 PM
Oh also should I be keeping it between 21-27 degrees celsius for the whole duration of 2-3
weeks in the fermentor, or is that just for the initial 3-6 days for the yeast to do it's main
Posted in thread: First brew question on 05-11-2013 at 10:17 PM
What amount of hops are you using? The more hop bitterness you add will usually mean needing a
bit more malt to give the beer some backbone so it can stand up to the hop bitterness and help
Posted in thread: Siphoning away from hops into bottling on 05-11-2013 at 10:13 PM
I guess I'm just going to siphon it over to bottling bucket and hope that I don't get to many
hopsI use(d) an old stocking that I cut the end off and soak in sanitizer with an elastic band.
Tie this t...
Posted in thread: Advice and Feedback for next 3 brews on 04-30-2013 at 02:32 AM
Hmm ok, I get the 5 gal upscale. But my calculation of your IBU's are still around 3 times
higher. Eg. 0.25oz Summit (17%) at 60 mins = 19 IBU (approx)3.0 oz NB (8.5%) at 60 mins = 100
Posted in thread: Advice and Feedback for next 3 brews on 04-30-2013 at 01:17 AM
The quantities you seem to be using in your hop additions don't make sense to me. They look
like the sort of quantities you'd be using for 5-6gal batches. Also, I question whether they
Posted in thread: new beer recipe any suggestions? on 04-30-2013 at 01:00 AM
Looks good to me, are you chilling or no chilling?
Posted in thread: Back with an update and a question :) on 04-28-2013 at 05:03 AM
Posted in thread: 1.071!?!? on 04-28-2013 at 04:15 AM
The higher your boil off, the higher you water: sugar ratio will be. Ie. you boil off more
water than you expect, you end up with a higher OG than you expect. Didn't realise you were
adding water to d...
Posted in thread: 1.071!?!? on 04-28-2013 at 03:53 AM
If you've had your extract on the boil, then cooled it, then pitched into your fermenter, it
shouldn't matter whether you've taken the sample from the top or bottom. The boil will have
dissolved all t...
Posted in thread: bottle ageing on 04-28-2013 at 03:43 AM
Depends what type of beer it is. If its a hoppy PA, 3 months tops before it needs to go in the
refrigerator. Bigger beers will last (and improve) with time eg. IIPA's and IRS, barley wines
etc. leave ...
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