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Posted in thread: Refractometer, Hydrometer, Gravity.... Oh My! on 10-14-2016 at 02:56 PM
I only use mine to check pre-boil gravity to make sure i don't have any gross efficiency
errors. After that i get out the lab grade precision hydrometers. Those compensation
calculators will get you c...
Posted in thread: No Sparge on 08-31-2016 at 11:10 PM
No sparge is a beautiful thing. That's how I do all my low gravity beers. IMO, they come out
great and you don't have to worry about the extra step.
Posted in thread: Great, my one pin lock leaks. on 08-29-2016 at 12:45 AM
Sounds to me like it's time to start using that keg as a fermenter. :D
Posted in thread: I think my beers are oxyidized on 07-25-2016 at 03:50 PM
Cold crashing without positive CO2 pressure means that you pulled air into the fermenter.True,
but it doesn't mean that you lost the protective blanket of C02 that you already had. Having
said that, I...
Posted in thread: Ball Lock disconnect re-assembly on 07-06-2016 at 01:00 AM
I keep the gasket side down, as well. I actually broke one by putting it together with the
gasket side up....no big deal, I can still use it, but it's a bit stumpy.
Posted in thread: need fast (2 weeks) beer ideas on 06-03-2016 at 11:30 AM
Here's a great article on "Express Brewing" from Drew
Posted in thread: Boil water before rehydrating yeast? on 02-12-2016 at 07:58 PM
I always boil my water before re-hydrating yeast. It might be an 'unnecessary step', but better
safe than sorry.
Posted in thread: Yeast Viability on 01-01-2016 at 07:26 PM
Beersmith is telling me that your viability is 58.06%. There's a glitch in Beersmith that, if
you put the manufacture date when you're selecting the yeast, it says 96% (it changes it to
Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 12-29-2015 at 10:24 PM
Posted in thread: The sanitary spigot on 12-01-2015 at 04:23 PM
These three piece spigots are a haven for bacteria. They're not supposed to come apart, but
I've had gunk get in between the two parts that make up the body of the spigot. These days, I'm
using a two ...