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  • Posted in thread: Chop, mince or juice ? on 05-21-2016 at 06:17 AM
    i got growled at for posting here.hmm... Growled at? Seems odd. Usually folks on this forum
    are very helpful. And yours seems like a legitimate question...I considered trying to run my
    rhubarb thru a...

  • Posted in thread: Chop, mince or juice ? on 05-20-2016 at 06:13 AM
    I chop, then freeze my rhubarb for my rhubarb rye ale... think @Yooper chops and freezes,
    too, for her wine:

  • Posted in thread: Wash or dump? on 05-19-2016 at 11:01 PM
    Should be fine... Go for it.

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting Yeast From Beer Bottle on 05-19-2016 at 07:39 PM

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting on 05-19-2016 at 07:36 PM
    Have you started with these, yet?

  • Posted in thread: Unsure If Fermentation Has Finished on 05-16-2016 at 07:57 PM
    it reads 1.00 with water (unsure of temp)That's what I mean... it should read 1.000 in water
    at it's calibration temperature. Sometimes they can be off (the paper inside slips, or wasn't
    correct to b...

  • Posted in thread: Having problems brewing ales in contrast to lagers on 05-16-2016 at 07:53 PM
    What's room temp? Even ales do best when temps are controlled. Depending on the type of ale and
    yeast strain, low to mid 60s F is the sweet spot. Room temp (70s?) may be too warm.

  • Posted in thread: Unsure If Fermentation Has Finished on 05-16-2016 at 07:21 PM
    Oh, also.. is you hydrometer calibrated?

  • Posted in thread: Unsure If Fermentation Has Finished on 05-16-2016 at 07:20 PM
    hmmmm 1.030 does seem kinda high... I've read that it's typical for extract batches to finish
    out around 1.020 due to some unfermentables in the extract (Breiss lists their Bavarian Wheat
    DME as 75% f...

  • Posted in thread: My first ""big beer" BIAB was a miss on 05-14-2016 at 05:50 AM
    18.75lbs in 10 gallons of water is a very thin mash. I think terminology is getting mixed up. ~
    2.1 qts/lbIt's a thin mash for traditional mashing... But not necessarily for full volume BIAB.
    I typica...

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