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  • Posted in thread: Not reaching Final Gravity. on 12-14-2013 at 12:58 AM
    overcooking the specialty grains (too hot for too long) can add extra unfermentables but not
    much extra flavor.

  • Posted in thread: Plato vs SG on 12-14-2013 at 12:48 AM
    the density of the water can change independent of the weight and volume of the sugar addition-
    this is because the water molecules stay closer together on average when you dissolve something
    else in ...

  • 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
    reasonably w...

  • 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.