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Posted in thread: Thermometer problems - need advice on 11-16-2012 at 09:16 PM
Final followup. I'm finishing the last of the Vienna. It turned out to be almost exactly what I
was looking for, a maltier version of Negra Modelo. I'm going to make more soon, hopefully
without all o...
Posted in thread: Thermometer problems - need advice on 08-25-2012 at 04:41 PM
Just to follow up. I did mix the two batches, giving me a total of 7.5 gallons into a 6.5 and 3
gallon carboys. After three weeks the gravity was 1.011. Beersmith calculated the FG at 1.014.
With the ...
Posted in thread: Thermometer problems - need advice on 08-06-2012 at 01:35 AM
I am definitely in the market for a reliable thermometer. I guess I've been depending on a
cheap digital one and that wasn't very smart in hindsight. I'll check out the thermopen. Thanks
for the recom...
Posted in thread: Thermometer problems - need advice on 08-05-2012 at 09:26 PM
Good suggestion but no malto-dextrin in inventory. I don't know what a dry Vienna would taste
like and it definitely isn't what I was looking for. I made a two gallon batch of Vienna and
Posted in thread: Thermometer problems - need advice on 08-05-2012 at 06:38 PM
I just completed a mash of a Vienna lager. Single infusion target was 155, which I hit.
However, after the mash I noticed that my thermometer was reading ambient 100 df when the
actual temp is only 93...
Posted in thread: Water for my next brew on 06-22-2012 at 07:47 PM
Thanks for the suggestions and I apologize for not responding sooner.I made the IPA with
DSmith's suggestions but I used lactic acid instead of acidulated malt.I downloaded the EZ
Calculator and it wo...
Posted in thread: Water for my next brew on 06-07-2012 at 12:47 AM
So, according to Palmer's spreadsheet, with my straight tap water I can brew a "very malty"
beer with an SRM between 12 and 17 with no water adjustment (oktoberfest, brown ale, and many
others). And w...
Posted in thread: Water for my next brew on 06-05-2012 at 09:12 PM
Thanks for the quick replies.DSmith, do I not need to increase the Cl to balance the SO4? (My
tap water has only 2.4 ppm sulfate, which I forgot to include in the OP).mabrungard, I'm using
Ubuntu and ...
Posted in thread: Water for my next brew on 06-05-2012 at 06:43 PM
I recently got an analysis of my tap water. I'm planning to brew an IPA (SRM 11.8) and I've
been trying to figure out the water profile I need. I've read Palmers chapter 15 and I've been
trying every ...
Posted in thread: 50-50 esb on 02-19-2011 at 11:22 PM
Lots of firsts going on with this recipe. It's my first English style pale ale, I have new
equipment and I've never used S-04 yeast. Even with all of those variables this turned out to
be a great beer...
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