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Posted in thread: Homebrew Club Loses all My Entries on 01-31-2011 at 03:38 PM
Hey all, thanks for reply.I they got my drinks for the day, my parking which was 40 bucks,
apologized like mad gave me a sack of Rahr malt, and even after all that said they want to make
it up to me. ...
Posted in thread: Homebrew Club Loses all My Entries on 01-31-2011 at 01:42 PM
I don't even have the heart to write the whole story, but the short of it is...I had twelve
entries to a competition, two hours from my home, that I dropped off to Defiant Brewing an hour
and a half f...
Posted in thread: Gravity Difference pre vs. post chilling. on 01-11-2011 at 01:47 AM
Theoretically the floaties should not skew the reading, but just make the blue/white line hazy
since the refractometer is supposed to measure dissolved sugar using refracted light. Chunks
Posted in thread: Gravity Difference pre vs. post chilling. on 01-11-2011 at 01:07 AM
Even if the refractometer is ATC you still need to let it sit for a few minutes at room
temperature before checking the gravity. I'm guessing this is the issue.I thought of this too,
and waited to che...
Posted in thread: Gravity Difference pre vs. post chilling. on 01-11-2011 at 01:04 AM
That would quite a leak to go from 1.096 to 1.070. ;)I vote - (1) not properly cooling the
sample to room temperature or (2) selecting a turbid sample. Selecting a sample with visible
hot break can ca...
Posted in thread: Gravity Difference pre vs. post chilling. on 01-10-2011 at 06:34 PM
Hey everyone, anyone run into this phenomena?:I'll take my refractometer reading just after
creating a whirlpool and letting it settle, while the wort is hot in the boil kettle, and I'll
get say, a gr...
Posted in thread: Eastern Thanksgiving Beer Advocate Food Recipes on 11-25-2010 at 06:57 PM
Hey all-I posted this in the Beer Advocate Forum as well. If you get a chance, check out
homebrewchef.com . Some great ideas/recipes.I'm doing my whole thanksgiving dinner around the
recipes in BA thi...
Posted in thread: my 15 gal conical on 11-08-2010 at 02:03 PM
fermenting my first batch in this currently, 11 gal of a common. i cleaned/sanitized the s@#t
out of it and ended up picking up a cpvc nipple. everything is going well so far, i actually
top cropped s...
Posted in thread: using fresh ginger root on 11-06-2010 at 01:24 AM
however, I used the nifty search feature and found that about 1/8lb to maybe 1/4lb would work.
Certainly your lbs are supposed to be ounces, I'd think. Not trying to slam ya or anything,
I'm sorry. ...
Posted in thread: Mint Chocolate Stout on 11-04-2010 at 03:10 PM
I just racked mine to secondary. The chocolate totally fell to the bottom of the primary to
leave almost a gallon of sludge. Did anyone else find this? I added the chocolate powder to the
last 5 minut...