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Posted in thread: Low Efficiency on 01-06-2013 at 02:09 AM
Also make sure you are hitting your temperature for your spare water. 168-172 is a good range.
Posted in thread: Quick fermentation on 09-26-2012 at 03:24 AM
Higher temps result in more rapid fermentation and create fruity esters from the yeast. Cooler
temps (62-68) are slower but ferment cleaner and more to the flavor profile of the yeast.
Posted in thread: Adding more yeast to secondary? on 09-26-2012 at 02:50 AM
I have a pumpkin ale ready for transfer to the secondary. I was thinking about adding more
pumpkin to really kick up the flavor, but would I need to add more yeast in? I plan on boiling
Posted in thread: 1st Year Container Hops on 08-07-2012 at 01:20 AM
I live in Missouri, yet despite the drought conditions and 14+ days of over 100 degrees, my
hops have done extremely well in their containers. My question is whether I should cut back
some of the vine...
Posted in thread: Super Active Fermentation on 05-21-2012 at 02:06 AM
Thanks for the help. Is this just typical of beers with higher starting gravity or is it more
with beer style?
Posted in thread: Super Active Fermentation on 05-21-2012 at 01:42 AM
I brewed an all grain porter yesterday and pitched the yeast. Today, I'm having super active
fermentation to where my lid is coming off and I've had to replace my airlock with a blow off
hose. Should ...
Posted in thread: Is vorlauf necessary? on 05-19-2012 at 05:30 AM
It's not an absolute necessity, but if you're a stickler for detail and procedure then it
should be done. It adds a couple of minutes and the grain bed helps filter stuff really well.
Posted in thread: Container Growing on 05-16-2012 at 02:52 PM
All things being equal, I would rather plant my hops in the ground. However, due to constraints
with renting a duplex, having a typical garden isn't feasible. I have 4 planters right now and
they are ...
Posted in thread: wondering if og is WAY too low on 05-16-2012 at 02:20 PM
It sounds like the beer is going to be lighter in body but higher in alcohol content. Have you
also made sure that the hygrometer you use is correctly calibrated for the temperature?
Posted in thread: What will come of this rookie move? on 05-09-2012 at 05:25 AM
Everyone makes mistakes, rookie or pro. My local home brew store held an all grain brewing
class and even the owner (brewing for 30 years) made mistakes. That's the pure fun of home
brewing. In the wo...