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  • Posted in thread: Adhesive thermometer - Display vs Correct Temps on 07-28-2016 at 06:28 PM
    During active fermentation the yeast and wort is constantly moving. Some brewers have found a
    one degree temperature difference between the strip thermometer and a thermometer inside a
    thermowell at t...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Nutrient from Norther Brewer on 07-28-2016 at 05:25 PM
    Did you use this for an ale? I've never used this one since it seems to be for making wine,
    mead, and cider.

  • Posted in thread: Never old enough to start brewing beer! on 07-27-2016 at 08:34 PM
    First question(s) should be how much yeast do I need to pitch and what temperature should the
    wort be during active fermentation.Welcome to brewing and HBT.

  • Posted in thread: First batch tastes awesome but smells. on 07-27-2016 at 05:44 PM
    The beer with only seven days in the primary would still have had a lot of yeast in suspension
    when you bottled. This is probably the reason for the worty smell.How long did you bottle
    condition and h...

  • Posted in thread: Downy Mildew on 07-27-2016 at 03:16 PM
    Powdery/downy mildew will start with yellow spots on the top of the leaf. The real evidence is
    on the underside of the leaf. White powdery dots will begin forming and eventually cover the
    entire under...

  • Posted in thread: Pickling cukes for the first time..any advise? on 07-25-2016 at 08:49 PM
    This is a good site for basic and safe food preservation. favorite pickles are
    garlic/mustard/dill. Really good in a Bloody Mary.

  • Posted in thread: Should washed yeast smell like hops? on 07-23-2016 at 11:49 AM
    The yeast will retain some hop aroma since all of the hop debris can't be rinsed out. Okay to
    use. The amount of aroma retained will not be noticeable in the next brew even if a different
    hop is used....

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation issues on 07-23-2016 at 11:43 AM
    The bottles are the type that take a pry off cap? Twist off cap bottles will not reliably seal.

  • Posted in thread: Brewing on bottle day, use same yeast on 07-22-2016 at 05:40 AM
    You will probably have enough yeast in the fermentor for at least four new beers. Harvest the
    yeast and pitch part of it saving the remainder.This is good reading. pouring the hop debris
    from the boi...

  • Posted in thread: What happened to my krausen? on 07-21-2016 at 11:14 PM
    A good head on your SG sample is a indication the fermentation is not done. The fermentation
    may be getting close to finishing, but it needs more time. Don't rush your beer. Time is on the
    side of bet...

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