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  • Posted in thread: 1st use of secondary on 08-05-2014 at 08:27 PM
    peterj's point of trying your own method is solid, the rest are shaky. I've used this method
    and have always had positive results.It's not the yeast cake which ferments your wort it's the
    yeast in sus...

  • Posted in thread: Two, exactly the same batches.... on 08-05-2014 at 12:53 AM
    +1 to what colorowdy said....check the gravity before spending money on an additional pack of
    yeast if you don't need it.I've had batches which I didn't see any airlock activity and really
    didn't see ...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Bags? on 08-05-2014 at 12:29 AM
    I really only use hop socks when I'm dry hopping. Otherwise I just pour my wort through a
    strainer as I'm pouring it into the primary fermenter and stop pouring once I start getting to
    trub layer at t...

  • Posted in thread: Using hydrometer with 1 gallon on 08-05-2014 at 12:26 AM
    Sure're basically just taking a density reading and as long as your wort sugars are
    evenly distributed throughout the batch (which basically just means it's been stirred) you'll
    get the same...

  • Posted in thread: 1st use of secondary on 08-05-2014 at 12:19 AM
    I'd recommend transferring to secondary just prior to the end of primary fermentation/reaching
    final gravity and letting it sit in the secondary fermenter for the remainder of your original
    primary + ...

  • Posted in thread: Low efficiency issues with large % wheat bills on 08-04-2014 at 03:53 PM
    I gotten 79% and 83% efficiency with the last two 50% wheat beers I've brewed...a Belgian Wit
    with 43% American White Wheat and 30% Flaked Wheat and a Hefe using 61% German Wheat. I've
    mashed both at ...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing question on 07-05-2014 at 05:17 PM
    I've used both a glass carboy and a bucket...the glass is a better conductor of energy so I
    would recommend a glass carboy if you want to drop the yeast out of suspension as quickly as
    possible.Sent f...

  • Posted in thread: Partial mash vs all grain on 07-04-2014 at 02:43 AM
    Can't help you with kgs....But, if you ever decide to use lbs, the rule of thumb is...1 lb of
    DME = 1.75 lbs of grain1 lb of LME = 1.5 lbs of grain

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation Issues on 07-04-2014 at 02:36 AM
    Walt,Dual gauge just means I have a gauge for the dispensing line and a gauge for the CO2
    tank...the 'two products' means I have two lines running off the regulator. So, I essentially
    have 3 gauges. O...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation Issues on 07-04-2014 at 02:22 AM
    Walt,I have a taprite dual guage, two product regulator, with one line hooked up to a 4 way
    manifold, that I brought off Amazon. I love it and haven't had any issues with it. The prices
    can vary signi...

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