Last Activity:03-02-2016 1:34 PM
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Posted in thread: low carbonation in my dubbel on 03-01-2016 at 06:07 PM
I've had good luck with bottle carbonation using 3/4 cup of corn sugar in a 5 gallon batch. I
just made my first dubbel and used the usual amount of corn sugar but after two weeks in the
bottle I trie...
Posted in thread: Why wait until late in boil to add of DME? on 02-19-2016 at 05:06 PM
Thanks. So because it was boiled already the hot-break stuff and coagulation of proteins has
already been done for you? Probably a dumb question - just trying to understand...
Posted in thread: Why wait until late in boil to add of DME? on 02-19-2016 at 04:53 PM
I see one of the extract recipes for a pilsner (Saphir Pils) calls for 2# DME for 60 min. then
3# DME for 10 min. Why would you wait so long to add most of the DME? I thought the whole idea
of the boi...
Posted in thread: Stupid question about dip tubes on 02-12-2016 at 05:52 PM
So if you use a dip tube in your BK, then when you run out your wort, once the level gets below
the ball valve (or maybe before that, I guess) you are basically siphoning. I saw a DIY dip
tube out of ...
Posted in thread: Anybody use WL 530 Abbey Ale? on 02-11-2016 at 03:28 PM
Thanks for the reply. No, I didn't think to take a gravity reading, but that is a good
suggestion for next time. What FG would I expect for full ferment?
Posted in thread: Anybody use WL 530 Abbey Ale? on 02-08-2016 at 05:08 PM
I had bad luck (or operator error) with this stuff. Details below but I couldn't get it to take
off in a starter. Has anyone had experience with this stuff and is this characteristic? Is it
Posted in thread: need a bigger boil kettle - keg vs. new pot? on 01-21-2016 at 11:11 PM
It really boils down to batch size and boil times. Sorry for the pun!! I couldn't resist. No
down side to a keggle at all, other than the work involved in making it. The only thing I can
say is. You h...
Posted in thread: need a bigger boil kettle - keg vs. new pot? on 01-20-2016 at 06:08 PM
I need to upsize from my 8 gallon brew pot/boil kettle to at least 10 gallons. I see all the
treads about keggles, which I think I could do the keg conversion for, but what can I expect to
pay for a u...
Posted in thread: headspace in fermenter question on 01-12-2016 at 02:18 PM
Wow! That was an awesome response, thanks. Very enlightening. Since I don't know how to do the
math about continuous dilution, how does a 6.5 gal. fermenter with 5 gal in it compare to the
number you ...
Posted in thread: Dilemna about yeast growth in starter on 01-11-2016 at 06:25 PM
I'll try that argument with SWMBO.