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Posted in thread: Newb immesion chiller question on 10-03-2013 at 02:40 AM
Mine drains into either my lawn or bushes to water them. Also, once my wort gets below 140 or
so I start to turn down the flow. If the water coming out of your chiller is colder than your
wort, you ca...
Posted in thread: How long after I bottle should I sample? on 10-03-2013 at 02:34 AM
I tend to get impatient and try one beer from each of my brews after only one week. They've
always been drinkable, and it also always blows me away how much better they are after another
week. I alway...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter or no yeast starter on 10-03-2013 at 02:27 AM
You can pitch the vial and make beer. It'll work. But why not make a starter? You'll ensure a
proper pitching rate, which is one of the most common tips given here when it comes to making
Posted in thread: Noob question about carboys / demijohns on 10-02-2013 at 05:27 PM
Thanks Kombat - you replied while I was typing. It's all a lot clearer now.EDIT: The logic with
the smaller carboys is that I can maybe brew different beers in each. While I'm starting out I
Posted in thread: Advice for a Beginner on 10-02-2013 at 03:59 PM
Well to know if it's done, you need to check the gravity. If it's stable for three days, it's
probably done. As others have said, with that much simple sugar and at that high a temp,
chances are your ...
Posted in thread: Noob question about carboys / demijohns on 10-02-2013 at 02:25 PM
Kombat is probably right on this, but if you really want to do it, I'd say measure out your
water and split it into equal amounts... trying to siphon equal amounts will be a disaster. You
should just ...
Posted in thread: Fermentis dry yeast users on 10-02-2013 at 01:37 AM
Looking forward to hearing how it goes. It's great having so much discussion about dry yeast,
since normally gets so little attention.
Posted in thread: My gravity is way off (full boil though) on 10-01-2013 at 07:30 PM
I didn't think I'd be getting anything out of the Crystal without mashing it with some base
grains... or if I did, I thought it was be very little (much less than 25 points/lb anyway). If
that's the c...
Posted in thread: My gravity is way off (full boil though) on 10-01-2013 at 07:05 PM
Yeah, I have my equipment profile set up properly. Beersmith had me starting with 6.47 gallons
and boiling down to 5.5. I had slightly less (say 5.3-5.4... my measurements are by .25gallon
Posted in thread: My gravity is way off (full boil though) on 10-01-2013 at 06:45 PM
So my latest brew is 17 points too high! It's an extract brew, but I did a full boil (started
with 6.5, ended with 5.25ish in my carboy, no top off water at all). I had my recipe in
Beersmith, and it ...