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Posted in thread: High O.G. cider...Is there any way to lower it? on 11-15-2012 at 04:35 AM
I'm honestly not 100% on the math so I plugged it in to BeerSmith's dilution tool.
Posted in thread: High O.G. cider...Is there any way to lower it? on 11-15-2012 at 04:15 AM
If your OG is 1.065 for 5 gallons, diluting with 1 gallon of water will drop the gravity down
to 1.054. If you add 1 gallon to 4 gallons you'll get down to 1.052...3 gallons w/1 gallon
Posted in thread: My starter smells funny on 11-15-2012 at 03:57 AM
I wouldn't risk it personally. Can you pull another culture off a slant?
Posted in thread: Should I bottle ASAP?!! on 11-14-2012 at 06:07 PM
First thing to remember is yeast can't tell time and they don't know what day of the week it
is.:) Everything you'll read on the beginners books is desgned to give you some basic
guidelines and instru...
Posted in thread: adding ground cinnamon on 11-14-2012 at 05:12 PM
A big problem with using spices is that you never know exactly how potent the spices are. Are
the old, new or low quality? I great way to dial in your spice flavor is to make a tincture.
Steep some ci...
Posted in thread: Question about my brew on 11-14-2012 at 01:50 PM
Sharps is absolutely correct. Any addition of OČ after fermentation has begun is bad. Before
fermentation, yeast need OČ to build up their cell walls and prepare to reproduce. Once it
starts, OČ becom...
Posted in thread: Question about my brew on 11-13-2012 at 01:57 PM
Boiling some wort and adding hops is the easy part. Beer doesn't become beer until it
fermenting. That's the most critical point. A good healthy pitch if yeast is a must for
excellent beer. Starters a...
Posted in thread: What the hell is this lacto doing to my wort? on 11-13-2012 at 01:41 PM
I doubt White Labs or Wyeast ever send out contaminated cultures. They both are major suppliers
for many commercial breweries. Not to say it's not possible, just unlikely that any makes it
Posted in thread: wasabi ipa on 01-18-2012 at 01:05 AM
OK, wasabi rhizome is ordered. In the mean time, I added a little wasabi puree to an IPA I made
like gypsyhead suggested. The character of the IPA holds up nicely to the wasabi and vice
versa. I like ...
Posted in thread: wasabi ipa on 01-17-2012 at 06:29 PM
That sounds like a great idea. I'll give that a try. Thanks for the advice. I'll update with
the good or bad verdict.