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Posted in thread: UGH... crappy thermometer. Recommend a goodone? on 06-02-2015 at 03:35 PM
use a standard floating candy thermometer. I think I paid $5.99 for it and it's never let me
Posted in thread: Rehydrating dried yeast on 04-16-2015 at 07:33 PM
I currently use a Coleman camp burner and boil my water in a flask for 15 minutes. Then, I
chill that to 86-90F and rehydrate my yeast. I, personally, wouldn't use water that is lower
than the suggest...
Posted in thread: Golden Showers (Centennial Blonde with a little kick) on 04-10-2015 at 05:28 PM
Mash at 164? Seems a bit high.. Do you mean 154?If it's finishing at 1.020, I'd say he means
164. That's scary territory, for me.
Posted in thread: $15 immersion chiller: But will it help? on 11-13-2014 at 12:17 PM
Yes, Indigo, my boils end at between 5.5 and 6 gallons.
Posted in thread: $15 immersion chiller: But will it help? on 11-13-2014 at 02:05 AM
I'm pumping ice water through a 25' 3/8" copper chiller and I go 212 to 62 in about 30 min. It
works, but you have to keep the chiller moving through the wort. Wear a glove for the first 10
Posted in thread: BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG) on 08-23-2014 at 07:59 PM
it's lighter right now because of all the yeast. When the yeast settles out after fermentation,
it will appear to darken considerably.
Posted in thread: So annoyed with sluggish fermentations on 06-04-2014 at 07:09 PM
Maybe you should. Maybe that's why your fermentations are taking 3 weeks when they should only
take 1.Absolutely!! Assuming proper treatment of the yeast, most fermentations should take 10
Posted in thread: fermentation chamber - looking for idea(s) on 05-28-2014 at 02:49 PM
is what I built. I keep it around 60°F and it works like a champ. You do have to switch ice
packs in the back about every 48 hours and it only holds one bucket or better bottle, but
Posted in thread: Can brew day be brew days? on 05-22-2014 at 05:53 PM
By "drier" I assume you mean the final gravity will be lower than you might predict if the boil
took place immediately after sparging.. But why would that be? Because the longer I wait to
boil more of...
Posted in thread: Can brew day be brew days? on 05-22-2014 at 01:02 PM
I've done it two ways: mashing over night and sparging/boiling the next morning and I've also
mashed, sparged, and heated the wort to 200°F one night, and boiled the next morning. I've