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Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 02-13-2012 at 08:56 PM
Since you do want a little headspace, it's a convenient bonus of the mechanics of bottling with
a wand - the displacement from the wand equals just the right amount*.* Of course, someone out
Posted in thread: Leftover DME help on 02-12-2012 at 05:32 PM
Im a newb but I want to do like a 5 gallon batch and i know I'm gonna have to get more stuff
but could anyone give me a decent IPA extract recipe with one or both of these dme's?.. im open
to any inte...
Posted in thread: IPA super high SG on 02-12-2012 at 04:54 PM
noIf you topped up and didn't stir the wort this is why your readings are off. It takes a lot
of stirring to get everything mixed well enough to get an accurate reading.
Posted in thread: To strain wort or not to strain? on 02-12-2012 at 03:07 PM
I use a double strainer set up, never clogs and if it gets close to clogging, just stop and
empty the strainer. I take A LOT of hops and other particles out of the wort before I cool it,
then again be...
Posted in thread: Stir Plate on 02-12-2012 at 04:15 AM
Its 1.052I've made bigger beers without a starter and they turned out fine. I'm not saying its
the way to go, but it's definitely doable. Wyeast smack packs are supposed to be okay for
Posted in thread: Stir Plate on 02-12-2012 at 04:05 AM
Search for "stirstarter" on eBay. It seems like the cheapest one out there and I've read good
things about it on here. You can also find it on Bells' homebrew site for a few dollars less
($39), but I ...
Posted in thread: Starting fermentation in glass on 02-12-2012 at 04:01 AM
Hey guys, I have been brewing in MR B kegs for a year now and just spent 300 bucks on new stuff
at Williams Brewing. 6.5 gallon fermenters, priming buckets, glass carboy, etc...I really want
to watch ...
Posted in thread: Starting fermentation in glass on 02-12-2012 at 03:51 AM
I always ferment in glass carboys. I solved carrying them by making rope carrier:Is that a
glass demijohn? How many gallons is that?
Posted in thread: Bottle Bombs on 02-12-2012 at 03:18 AM
As I thought as well. But by using the linked calculator above I found that my English Amber
Ale that I'm bottling tomorrow only needs 3.6oz of Dextrose and noth the 4.5oz that came in my
kit. Glad I ...
Posted in thread: To strain wort or not to strain? on 02-12-2012 at 03:12 AM
I was not talking about that pos strainer that you put into the funnel.I figured that because
any amount of trub clogs it immediately. You are right...it is a pos. At least it is not suited
for use as...