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Posted in thread: Low fermentation temp on 01-30-2014 at 09:25 PM
I bought a house (aka project) in August. Lets just say the insulation is not top notch, and as
previously mentioned, it's really cold in NE right now. I brewed a stout the weekend before
last, and af...
Posted in thread: Volume Problem (aka not enough beer) on 01-29-2014 at 08:46 PM
You could be boiling a lot harder than you need to. Also, is this a seasonal issue? Recently
some people were talking about how they have significantly more boil off when the humidity is
low. I had ne...
Posted in thread: Volume Problem (aka not enough beer) on 01-29-2014 at 08:42 PM
Are you using brewing software? If so, review your equipment setup and boil off. You have 6.7
gal in the kettle, what was in there post boil? Looks like your mash ratio is 1.25qts/lb. With
11lbs of gr...
Posted in thread: Volume Problem (aka not enough beer) on 01-29-2014 at 07:15 PM
So... I'm having a consistent volume issue. I keep ending up with only about 4.25g of wort
going into my primary when shooting for a 5g batch. Last weekend I brewed a Hoppy Wheat. All
grain, 11lbs in ...
Posted in thread: covering wort on 01-19-2014 at 07:09 PM
Snow is also a great insulator. If you set your kettle in the snow you will have melt around it
and then the snow will hold the heat around the kettle. The insulating effect can be
counteracted by con...
Posted in thread: covering wort on 01-19-2014 at 05:55 PM
Yes by all means cover it up, when people say do not cover your wort they mean during the boil,
any other time it is best covered so nasties don't get into it, especially during cooling the
Posted in thread: covering wort on 01-19-2014 at 05:21 PM
OK - I know this may seem like a silly question. I know the rule of thumb is to never cover
your wort while boiling etc... Think there is any risk in covering it for like 2 minutes while
I carry it ou...
Posted in thread: spent grain cookies on 08-01-2013 at 03:12 AM
The drying process is written out in the recipe...I also got a burr grinder shortly after
making these. It works great.
Posted in thread: Removing bottle labels on 03-27-2013 at 05:36 PM
Maine brewing co. uses the same kind of NASA glue, and of course has the perfect 16.9oz bottle.
I will usually dry peel the label off (with difficulty) then run through dishwasher on super
hot x2 and ...
Posted in thread: Removing bottle labels on 02-21-2013 at 12:11 PM
If you have an automatic dishwasher that works too. Just put the bottles in, be sure the temp
is set at the highest setting, and put some oxyclean in the soap dispensing area. I did this 2
days ago an...