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  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping on 02-18-2016 at 04:45 PM
    A few thoughts:1. The DME you added raised the OG to about 1.043; your ABV is closer to 4.5% as
    a result.2. With the beer in secondary, it is way too early to panic regarding mild flavor.
    After it is ...

  • Posted in thread: Importance of Boil Intensity on 02-09-2016 at 09:35 PM
    You could do what I do - split the boil into two pots on different burners. Good rolling boil
    achieved. Split the hops 50-50. Works for me!

  • Posted in thread: Saskatoon Melomel on 01-27-2016 at 08:54 PM
    I must admit I had never heard of Saskatoon berries, and had to google it. Fascinating! Keep us

  • Posted in thread: Danstar Munich Classic or Danstar Munich on 01-27-2016 at 05:04 PM
    Munich ClassicMunich WheatIf you read the "Brewing Properties" section of each page, there are
    minor differences in the descriptions. For example, the recommended styles are different, and
    the Wheat y...

  • Posted in thread: Gravity after adding honey on 01-27-2016 at 04:10 AM
    According to Beersmith, honey adds 35 gravity points per pound. So: if you have 5 gallons a
    1.101 that's 505 points, plus (35 x 1.5) = 558, divided by something like 5.125 (guessing at
    the added volum...

  • Posted in thread: First brew experience. on 01-26-2016 at 05:22 PM
    Extra yeast will not affect the FG. Adding more sugar will not affect the FG (though brown
    sugar or caramelized sugar might raise it). Best is to let it ride, enjoy the beer you get, and
    make decision...

  • Posted in thread: First brew experience. on 01-26-2016 at 02:35 PM
    You'd be surprised how forgiving the process can be. Those yeasties really want to make beer!
    All we have to do is let them.Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Starter Not Separating - Ideas? on 01-25-2016 at 08:17 PM
    No one seems to have addressed the issue of gravity. I don't know offhand what 1/2 cup of DME
    weighs, but it seems like making a 2-cup starter, as described in the OP, would be very high
    gravity (1.06...

  • Posted in thread: emergency! Forgot to add LME!? on 01-25-2016 at 03:34 PM
    Can I boil the LME in a bit of water, let it cool down and then just pitch it onto the top of
    the primary? Yes. The sooner the better. Your volumes may be a bit off - more beer!"Someday,
    we'll look ba...

  • Posted in thread: Mitigating oxygen from head space in secondary on 01-23-2016 at 06:42 PM
    At my local grocery store, I can buy dry ice by the pound. For a dollar you could get a chunk
    plenty big to drop into the carboy, and rack the beer on top of it. Plenty of CO2 to displace
    anything els...

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