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  • Posted in thread: Inside of kettle markings? on 11-27-2013 at 01:59 PM
    well this was probably about my 6th batch of beer in this kettle and yeah, it's a little brown
    as you can kind of see, but didn't get any of these darker spots until i left that half pot of
    water just...

  • Posted in thread: Inside of kettle markings? on 11-25-2013 at 07:48 PM
    yes, aluminum kettle... guess i forgot that detail. all good? just cosmetic at this point
    then?thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Inside of kettle markings? on 11-25-2013 at 04:44 PM
    Last night I added a blichman brew mometer to my 10G brew kettle. I did a test run to check for
    leaks and calibration. After I was done I left the water in the kettle with the lid in
    overnight and tod...

  • Posted in thread: random overcarbed/infected bottles??? on 07-15-2013 at 12:42 AM
    i batch prime. starting off making a syrup by boiling the corn sugar with water, cool it, then
    pour it into the bottling bucket first, then rack the beer on top of that to initially mix it
    in. then de...

  • Posted in thread: random overcarbed/infected bottles??? on 07-13-2013 at 11:46 PM
    i lean towards the infected or not properly cleaned bottles because i batch prime, and i'm
    always very good about mixing it in. so all the bottles should have the exact same priming
    sugar content goin...

  • Posted in thread: random overcarbed/infected bottles??? on 07-12-2013 at 09:06 PM
    so on my last couple of batches, i've had 2 or 3 bottles out of the entire batch that ends
    being WAY overcarbed... the capper i use, pushes a little indentation in the top of the cap,
    and i can tell w...

  • Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 07-07-2013 at 05:47 PM
    the pH definitely isn't low, it's sitting about 4.6... i was going to add some acid blend, but
    haven't made it to the HBS yet to do so, so really, that should be in a good range for the
    yeasties? i th...

  • Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 07-07-2013 at 03:55 PM
    well 3 days later, after pitching another half pack of EC-1118, 1tsp GoFem, and 1/4tsp Fermaid
    K... nothing... no airlock activity. i haven't opened it up again to take a gravity reading,
    but the leve...

  • Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 07-04-2013 at 04:23 PM
    thanks for the replies... the bottle of FermaidK i have says use .5-1g per gallon (1/8-1/4tsp
    per gallon), then doing that 3x, i was actually worried i was using too much? so i used GoFerm
    to rehydrat...

  • Posted in thread: Medieval Burnt Mead! on 07-03-2013 at 06:50 PM
    ok so what to do... this mead started off to a VERY slow fermentation... it pretty much stalled
    at the 3 week mark and only went from 1.092 down to 1.039... now after 3 more months, it hasn't
    budged a...

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