Last Activity:12-06-2013 10:26 AM
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Posted in thread: Fluctuating temps - bottle bombs / conditioning on 12-06-2013 at 09:04 PM
if it had 2-4 weeks at 65F it probably is already carbonated. once it carbonates it stops
carbonating more and stays carbonated until you open it
Posted in thread: Starting small, need advice. on 12-06-2013 at 08:46 PM
just do 2 5 gallon batches at once and taste it before you bottle. if it's infected or totally
messed up you can pour it out and start over. if you do extract kits and follow instructions
Posted in thread: Forgot to take OG can i still know abv? on 12-06-2013 at 08:42 PM
yes. if you know the liquid volume and weight you can calculate the specific gravity. If you
have a second identical bucket and fill it to the exact same level with water, then measure how
much water ...
Posted in thread: lake water on 12-06-2013 at 04:23 PM
Spring water is often used because it is filtered in the ground in the process of getting to
the surface. Lake water has a high potential to be microbiologically unsafe because fish and
other things l...
Posted in thread: Traditional ESB - Get ABV up? on 12-05-2013 at 11:59 PM
measure gravity as soon as active fermentation begins and my bet is it will be higher once the
yeast mixes the wort. adding a tad more won't hurt anything but i wouldn't go too far or you
may get outs...
Posted in thread: Help me doctor some Expired Coopers kits on 12-05-2013 at 11:51 PM
if you have concerns you can add some extra hops to your boil like 1/3 of what you would
usually use for 5 gallons of unhopped extract- i think diminishing hop flavor is the main
reason for having a p...
Posted in thread: Yeast & Pitching Temp on 12-05-2013 at 11:46 PM
15c is just fine. us-05 is a machine.
Posted in thread: To the rookies - what was your first equipment upgrade? on 12-05-2013 at 11:44 PM
buying a hydrometer was the first upgrade. then it broke. then bought anotherthen it broke.
Bought another. kid broke that one.
Posted in thread: Soft water and brewing. Need help. on 11-28-2013 at 04:28 PM
softened water just has a small amount of salt in it, usually potassium to help reduce the
calcium level. If it's safe to drink it should be fine for cleaning. Hit the grocery store for
some filtered ...
Posted in thread: Two quick questions. on 11-28-2013 at 04:22 PM
it should mellow over time, yes. the flavor might be way out of whack if you tasted it before
fermenting it too because of other grain flavors in the wort that will change during
fermentation. Hop fla...