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Posted in thread: Midwest Supplies on 09-27-2015 at 11:36 PM
I wrote a 3 star review for the 10 gallon MegaPot saying that the stainless steel rusts easily,
and it may not be a pure an alloy as is claimed by the manufacturer. Surprise, they did not
Posted in thread: When to use carapils? on 09-14-2015 at 03:36 AM
Not that my anecdotal experience completely discounts what you are saying, my experience has
probably unique.No, no this is a valid point to make. I was thinking more about body than head
Posted in thread: When to use carapils? on 09-14-2015 at 02:49 AM
I think for such a high gravity beer, you won't need to worry about body or head retention. 5%
crystal would certainly be sufficient, or none at all. Your FG probably won't drop below 1.013,
so if tha...
Posted in thread: BeerSmith and 0min vs Steep/Whirlpool on 08-15-2015 at 06:40 PM
Thanks. I guess the takeaway is that, it's really hard to estimate IBUs accurately for late
additions, but if you're consistent, you will get repeatable results.
Posted in thread: BeerSmith and 0min vs Steep/Whirlpool on 08-15-2015 at 06:33 PM
So, say I toss in the hops at flameout, and start chilling. It takes about 30 minutes to get to
90F. How would I represent that in my beer smith recipe? Whirlpool addition for 15 min?
Posted in thread: BeerSmith and 0min vs Steep/Whirlpool on 08-15-2015 at 05:41 PM
Why is it that beersmith gives me 0 IBU for a 0min addition, but a substantial IBU for a 30 min
whirlpool? This doesn't make sense to me.If I'm putting in an addition at flame out, then
waiting for te...
Posted in thread: Poor Attenuation in My Last Three Batches on 04-25-2015 at 06:42 PM
I purchased some amylase enzyme yesterday from my LHBS put a teaspoon into each fermenter and
today the airlock is bubbling! Now I just need to keep an eye on the SG and make sure it
doesn't go too lo...
Posted in thread: Poor Attenuation in My Last Three Batches on 04-23-2015 at 09:12 PM
I just pulled the trigger on the ThermaPen! They are discontinuing British Racing Green, so I
got it for $79. No more inaccurate readings!
Posted in thread: Poor Attenuation in My Last Three Batches on 04-23-2015 at 08:06 PM
also man, I just had a son as well, and Ive found that scaling down and doing 2.5-3 gallon
batches inside on the stovetop really makes things a ton easier.Congrats! I figured out a way
to fence off my...
Posted in thread: Poor Attenuation in My Last Three Batches on 04-23-2015 at 07:50 PM
Just saw this after I submitted. Too low would yield a more fermentable wort.I am dumb, peterj
is right. That would mean HIGHER mash temp. I had that backwards. So, likely I've been mashing
at 158F, w...