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  • Posted in thread: Brew Day Traditions on 08-14-2014 at 12:06 PM
    It's always noon somewhere :mug:I almost always have something in the smoker when I'm brewing.

  • Posted in thread: Second Brew Going Better on 08-13-2014 at 09:08 PM
    When I started brewing, I made a plan in MS Word and recorded things in the same document. Here
    is one that I copied and pasted: (beware of the wall of text)Steep Grains (1.6oz Black Patent
    Malt, 7oz ...

  • Posted in thread: Boil Kettle size help on 08-07-2014 at 10:58 AM
    I used a turkey frier for a while. You CAN do a 5 gallon batch with it. It worked ok but you
    need to watch it like a hawk and keep your hand on the gas valve. You're so close to a
    boilover. It was not...

  • Posted in thread: Pre-boil SG Ok. Post Boil Volume Pretty close. Post Boil gravity LOW on 08-07-2014 at 03:32 AM
    I know that with beersmith if I am making a recipe that has sugar added to it, I need to input
    the recipe without the sugar, write down the expected preboil gravity, and then put the sugar
    into the re...

  • Posted in thread: Hello From BISMARCK ND on 08-06-2014 at 09:37 PM
    Nope, no man camps for me. I've lived here my whole life.

  • Posted in thread: Hello From BISMARCK ND on 08-06-2014 at 07:47 AM
    Welcome! I'm north west of you, but I'm in Mandan fairly often. Wish I were there more often
    because you guys have a brew club in town.

  • Posted in thread: Keep missing my OG and FG targets on 08-06-2014 at 07:44 AM
    An extract batch finishing around 1.020 is pretty common. The only way I could consistently get
    extract batches to finish lower was late additions.

  • Posted in thread: Keep missing my OG and FG targets on 08-05-2014 at 04:50 AM
    ^^ a refractometer would cause what u r seeing

  • Posted in thread: noob freak out on 08-04-2014 at 11:48 PM
    You're freaking yourself out. Relax.

  • Posted in thread: Struggles with FG.... Is it a yeast or mash issue? on 08-04-2014 at 11:40 PM
    I cannot speak from experience as I don't use a refractometer post fermentation. I do use one
    to check pre and post boil gravity, but I use a hydrometer for post checks. My understanding
    though is yes...