Last Activity:10-21-2013 3:06 PM
Posted in thread: Plenty of carb, head doesn't last long on 08-06-2013 at 10:18 PM
Step one: Hit your caps lock. I feel like you're yelling, and there's nothing to yell about!
:)First of all, how are you washing your glasses? Not the ones that go on your face, but the
ones you put y...
Posted in thread: Oak Chip Question on 07-31-2013 at 06:44 PM
I'd like to start experimenting with aging some of beers on oak, and had some questions:1. Is
there anything special that needs to be done to raw oak pieces before using? My dad is felling
an old oak ...
Posted in thread: Quick Sweet 'n' Still Cider Question on 07-10-2013 at 05:14 PM
Lucky,The only way to kill the yeast is thru pasteurization or alcohol toxicity. The most
common method to stabilize a batch and sweeten it up is:Allow batch to ferment to its ultimate
low SG. Since m...
Posted in thread: Quick Sweet 'n' Still Cider Question on 07-10-2013 at 05:44 AM
Howdy,I have 2 gallons of cider fermenting away at the moment, a la EdWort's recipe that we
love so much. In the past, I've let it dry all the way out, then bottle condition with dextrose
(about 4 oz ...
Posted in thread: Unusually High OG? on 07-08-2013 at 08:12 PM
No, I meant a total of 3+5+3, added onto your estimate of just the DME in 5 gallons. As in "an
additional 11 points" to your 1.052. So, 1.052 (your estimate with just the DME), plus 11
points total fr...
Posted in thread: Unusually High OG? on 07-08-2013 at 07:50 PM
DME generally has 44 ppg or so, while the oats should give you a little (about 3 pts in 5
gallons) and the wheat will give you a little (about 5 pts), and of course the caramel malt
gives you some as ...
Posted in thread: Unusually High OG? on 07-08-2013 at 05:51 PM
Float your hydrometer is 60 degree water (distilled if possible). It should read 1.000. If not,
your hydrometer is off.Mashing a pound of wheat will give you some fermentables, but more like
Posted in thread: Unusually High OG? on 07-08-2013 at 05:39 PM
Did you do a partial boil? If so - maybe your top up water and wort weren't mixed thoroughly
when you took your gravity reading.Nope, full boil. Added 3 lb for 60 minutes and 3 lb with 15
Posted in thread: Unusually High OG? on 07-08-2013 at 05:30 PM
So NB says that the Wheat DME gives 43 points per gallon, so:(43 pts * 6 lbs)/5 gallons = 51.6,
or ~ 1.052. So we're looking at 15 extra points.Is this correct? Does this help at all?
Posted in thread: Unusually High OG? on 07-08-2013 at 05:22 PM
What was your volume? If less than 5g that would contribute.Came out to 4.75 gallons, but that
last .25 was caught up in the hop sludge, so I don't think it's a contributing factor.