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  • Posted in thread: missed OG by a mile on 06-05-2016 at 05:12 PM
    I recently had this problem. For previous (normal gravity) batches I was getting great
    efficiency ( over 80%). My last batch I tried a big Imp stout and my efficiency plummeted to
    around 40%.

  • Posted in thread: Most critical steps to produce the best tasting all grain beer? on 05-27-2016 at 03:48 AM
    But you have to keep in mind that not everybody knows the difference between the words clean,
    sanitized and sterile. It is such an important part of the home brew process. Many years ago,
    things were ...

  • Posted in thread: How to build a 5 gal, 110v eBIAB kettle on 05-22-2016 at 03:20 PM
    Has anyone tried mounting the heating element over the rim and down the side, kind of like what
    they do for the counter top deep fryers? like to do some batches in the kitchen but I'm not
    about to dr...

  • Posted in thread: Flaked oats question on 03-24-2016 at 01:15 AM
    Don't crush flaked oats.

  • Posted in thread: flavoring to the bottle on 11-03-2015 at 01:25 AM
    Certainly it's possible, though it may not be the best way to do it. I once added 3 caraway
    seeds to a 1 liter bottle of graff & let it sit for a about 4 months; it had a VERY strong
    caraway flavor af...

  • Posted in thread: flavoring to the bottle on 10-30-2015 at 01:05 AM
    I have a gallon of mead fermenting now. I was wondering if its possible to add different
    flavors to each bottle at bottling time. If so, what's the best way to do this?

  • Posted in thread: Mocktoberfest with S05? on 09-04-2015 at 11:10 PM
    hahaha preachy tone. you asked for advice, and didn't want to take any given on this site. i
    gave you another suggestion, and again you didn't like it, so you call me preachy. ok got it.
    you don't kno...

  • Posted in thread: Mocktoberfest with S05? on 09-04-2015 at 12:43 AM
    the difference is that you're claiming lower than 67. when i use us-05 i set my ferment chamber
    to 63. so maybe my ferment temps are right around 65. the people that talk about fermenting too
    cold are...

  • Posted in thread: Mocktoberfest with S05? on 09-04-2015 at 12:19 AM
    well it depends, how long did you let it ferment?your problem was likely not the length of
    fermentation, nor the temps, but that you likely under-pitched. it's purported that about half
    the cells die ...

  • Posted in thread: Mocktoberfest with S05? on 09-04-2015 at 12:14 AM
    If you don't want to harvest (and wash) yeast, make an extra large starter, and save some of
    the slurry by pouring into a few small mason jars. For your next batch make a starter from one
    of those, an...

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