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  • Posted in thread: High gravity fermentation incomplete on 03-24-2013 at 03:39 AM
    Fermentation was in the mid to high 70s. I did try to raise the temp a bit at the end but maybe
    not enough. Mash temp was on the high end in the mid to upper 150s. I'll lower the temp on the
    next one....

  • Posted in thread: High gravity fermentation incomplete on 03-23-2013 at 07:21 PM
    I have done several brews in the higher gravity range and they all tend to finish high. The
    biggest has been my last one at 1.110 OG but only got down to 1.031 FG. Does anyone have
    suggestions on how ...

  • Posted in thread: Help!! Fermentation gone wild on 03-23-2013 at 03:19 AM
    I clogged an airlock on my first brew. That was the last time i used an airlock. Now i always
    use a blow off tube and 90% of the time I need it. I've lost up to a gallon due to blow off so
    IMO never u...

  • Posted in thread: First AG Batch, Terrible Effeciency on 03-23-2013 at 03:11 AM
    I have gotten up to 91% efficiency using a 10G round cooler with domed false bottom. The key to
    good efficiency is temperature, good mix, good crush, PH, proper time and slow sparge. I use
    5.2ph stabi...

  • Posted in thread: More than 7 gals needed for 5 gal beer? on 12-20-2012 at 02:12 PM
    What size primary do you use Free? 6.5?Yes, glass Carboy.

  • Posted in thread: Krausen on stirplate on 12-19-2012 at 05:53 AM
    I had Krausen develop after I put a starter in the fridge to chill. Worried me a little because
    it overflowed and I was hoping nothing got infected. I ended up pitching the whole thing
    instead of deca...

  • Posted in thread: More than 7 gals needed for 5 gal beer? on 12-19-2012 at 05:26 AM
    I'm a plus one on that. I typically do about 8 gallon pre-boil to get 5.5-6 gallons in the
    primary. By the time it ferments out I've usually lost a little through the blow off tube so
    end up with righ...

  • Posted in thread: Can wine Primary fermentation be done in carboy? on 12-08-2012 at 10:56 PM
    I'm planning to make my first wine this weekend and would like to use a 6.5 gallon Carboy for
    primary fermentation. The instructions recommend a minimum 7.9 gallon bucket. I assume that is
    just for he...

  • Posted in thread: ferment temp issues on 12-04-2012 at 05:10 AM
    FG 1.014 would be the final gravity if it ferments completely. The best chance of getting there
    is to leave it alone and let it do its thing. Just because you can't see any activity doesn't
    mean there...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock converted to blowoff tube? on 11-29-2012 at 04:07 AM
    It's 1-1/4" but that is OD so would be 1" ID.