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  • Posted in thread: Back to Back Stuck Fermentations - What am I doing wrong?!? on 09-19-2016 at 07:33 PM
    Techy is correct, there is a calculation to estimate abv using refractometer readings but once
    alcohol is present the best accuracy is using a hydrometer. The fermentation may or may not be
    stuck.

  • Posted in thread: Keezer collars - which wood to use? on 09-06-2016 at 02:33 PM
    I used 2x fir for the inner pieces and 1x poplar on the outer. Sealed and primed with Kilz then
    painted the poplar dark brown. My keezer is in my basement so I wasn't looking for a finished
    furniture ...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 08-24-2016 at 01:05 AM
    My Wit beer.

  • Posted in thread: Clever ways to individually prime bottles? on 08-23-2016 at 12:15 AM
    You can do that though I have not. It adds a bit more work but if you have the time....I'd
    recommend using a dosing syringe to measure a solution of water/glucose (or sucrose if you
    wish). The solutio...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling with 64oz growlers on 08-17-2016 at 07:00 PM
    I use these to bottle carb my one gallon batches. They work perfectly...Can't recall exactly
    but I think it's just 2oz of corn sugar and I get like 2.5 Vol CO2. I highly recommend them and
    they're on ...

  • Posted in thread: Help centering my washer on stir plate on 08-10-2016 at 03:25 PM
    I dig this idea as well. So you just started in the center, made a circle, then progressively
    worked outwards making new circles?No, first I made a small circle that would be visible
    through the cente...

  • Posted in thread: Mashed too high on 08-10-2016 at 03:21 PM
    If I understand mashing, the higher mash temps leave longer sugar chains then lower temps. If
    you spent the proper amount of time at the target temp after cooling to the proper temp then
    the sugar cha...

  • Posted in thread: Help centering my washer on stir plate on 08-10-2016 at 03:13 PM
    I used a contrasting Sharpie and made a series of concentric circles on the fan hub while it
    was rotating slowly, then used a wee bit of RTV silicone sealant to attach the washer to the
    fan hub.After ...

  • Posted in thread: FS: 5 gallon Pin lock Kegs (4 available) on 07-25-2016 at 06:24 PM
    With all due respect Sir, I will pay you $35 apiece for these kegs. I'm in the Wilmington,
    Delaware area and if you would be willing to meet me at the Total Wine in Claymont, Delaware
    I'd pay you an e...

  • Posted in thread: Would you use and old/dirty carboy? on 07-08-2016 at 02:40 PM
    When I first started brewing in the 80's I bought a couple extremely fouled carboys from a
    newspaper classified ad.I used a strong bleach solution that stripped everything off that
    glass, when it was ...

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