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Posted in thread: Bottle bombs? on 05-29-2014 at 03:28 PM
I just had a bottle bomb. To answer a previous question in this thread on whether it was a
firecracker or a roadside bomb, I would say it was more like a firecracker, though more like a
muffled pop th...
Posted in thread: Albany Ale on 09-14-2013 at 02:18 PM
9 lbs of grain... seems to be a five gal batch? Assume an 80% efficiency, and an FG around
1.048? (just rough guestimating here, didn't plug into a brew calculator or anything.
Posted in thread: Albany Ale on 09-13-2013 at 03:14 PM
The Albany Ale Project website is now up and running: they are sponsoring an Albany Ale
recreation homebrew competition through the Homebrew Emporium. Details and a recipe are in
their fall 2013 news...
Posted in thread: NNJ / NY Group Buy Feb/March on 08-16-2013 at 01:18 PM
I could go in for a bag of 2-row.
Posted in thread: Refractometer reporting higher OGs than my hydrometer on 08-15-2013 at 03:14 PM
Precision is one thing. Accuracy another. I know, I was quite careful with my words ;).
Posted in thread: Refractometer reporting higher OGs than my hydrometer on 08-15-2013 at 03:13 PM
Since by definition refractometers measure the refractive index of the solution and not the
specific gravity they are an indirect measuring tool. Various sugars have different refractive
indexes even ...
Posted in thread: In search of yeasts on 08-15-2013 at 03:10 PM
I just read this book, which goes into detail on how to culture yeast: book goes into more
detail on how to produce a healthy culture, but mojzis sums up the process nicely. My only
nitpick is that ...
Posted in thread: After a year of brewing AG I'm going back to partial mash on 08-15-2013 at 01:58 PM
What exactly is all that different about partial mashing vs all grain, in terms of time spent,
heat produced, etc. Its eaiser to do higher gravity beers when you are just dumping in some
extract. Are ...
Posted in thread: Refractometer reporting higher OGs than my hydrometer on 08-15-2013 at 01:22 PM
So I recently bought a refractometer. I love the precision of the measurements, and the ability
to make multiple readings without losing entire beers. However, without changing my process at
all, I am...
Posted in thread: Albany Ale on 08-06-2013 at 02:20 AM
Hey all, I recently read a lengthy article/recipe on a style called Albany Ale, a style that
was brewed up in Albany, NY prior to 1900 or so. I thought I read it in zymurgy a few issues
ago, but the a...