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Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-26-2015 at 02:49 PM
yes, IN please !!
Posted in thread: Still alive - just tackling a HUGE DIY on 02-13-2015 at 08:08 PM
SOooooooo glad you're back. Hope Red is well, also!
Posted in thread: Advice on how to transfer to secondary? on 02-06-2015 at 08:37 PM
I secondary when I dry hop - seems to work better for me.so - AutoSiphon is the way to go -
clean, sanitary, and 'quiet' - no splashing, take your time.
Posted in thread: High Final Gravity on 02-06-2015 at 08:35 PM
+1 to the above, refractometers are great for measuring PRE work, but not so great for
measuring final... So, if your 1.025 is converted from refractometer to Specific Gravity -
re-measure with a hydr...
Posted in thread: Bottling on 02-03-2015 at 08:37 PM
no harm done - you just put the few yeasties to sleep - put those beers in a 70° F room for a
couple weeks, then chill for at least 24 hours (to force them back down to rest quietly on the
Posted in thread: First Blow Off!! -ahhhhh!!! on 01-27-2015 at 11:50 AM
During the first three days - that blow off should be under water - last pic looks like the end
is floating open, on the scum. After first three days, get an airlock on that puppy.Keep an eye
on ferm ...
Posted in thread: Insecure about my brewing. What's going on? on 01-27-2015 at 01:04 AM
echoing...two things come to mind - water and temperature.1) water - you don't have to go to
extremes and get distilled water and add minerals and salts - just make sure YOUR water is free
Posted in thread: First Blow Off!! -ahhhhh!!! on 01-27-2015 at 12:58 AM
Congratulations!no worries, mate - you're making beer!
Posted in thread: Stir plate prototype on 01-25-2015 at 05:00 PM
gotta love the old-style rheostat
Posted in thread: Head Retention/Carbonation Issues on 01-20-2015 at 08:29 PM
looks normal to me - it's not soda pop; my carbonation isn't usually very visible, but is
discernible on the tongue. If you lift it an inch and drop it on that granite, does that loosen
up some bubble...