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Posted in thread: Metallic taste in my brew on 09-30-2013 at 01:42 PM
Im not a scientist, but my personal experience would differ from that.A long time ago when I
started out with brewing, I used my aluminum brew pot to sanitize equipment in it. It was
oxidized from use...
Posted in thread: Metallic taste in my brew on 09-29-2013 at 04:29 PM
I wouldn't use Star San on it either.The dilute phosphoric acid in properly mixed StarSan
shouldn't be an issue for Al₂O₃ (The oxide layer you see on your pot). I wouldn't
think that oxycl...
Posted in thread: Poor attenuation after poor attenuation on 07-31-2013 at 11:37 PM
Following up, the gravities measured by hydrometer for each are as follows:Ginger Ale,
FG=1.009, Attenuation=77.5%Porter, FG=1.015, Attenuation=74.5%Looks like I was doing great all
along. Thank you g...
Posted in thread: Poor attenuation after poor attenuation on 07-31-2013 at 04:01 PM
I assume you are correcting your FG values if you're taking them with the refractometer. You
can't really use a refractometer to measure FG due to the alcohol interfering. Even correction
methods can ...
Posted in thread: Poor attenuation after poor attenuation on 07-31-2013 at 03:26 AM
I am measuring with a refractometer. I have a hydrometer but really don't have a great way to
pull samples of that size, though it is worth giving a shot just to see how well they correlate
with my re...
Posted in thread: Poor attenuation after poor attenuation on 07-31-2013 at 02:12 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I will be making a starter for another batch being brewed this
weekend. I will grab some of the yeast from that and give both of these "stuck" batches a
forced fermentation ...
Posted in thread: Poor attenuation after poor attenuation on 07-31-2013 at 01:39 AM
I just started doing AG on my own, brewed a few batches with friends over the years but I've
finally made the plunge and I am stuck with poor attenuation rates. In regards to the
suggestions on this f...
Posted in thread: every beer is under attenuated! on 07-31-2013 at 01:31 AM
Posted in thread: Will my beer still age in a keg? on 06-22-2013 at 04:16 PM
I am not a beer expert by any stretch. But only X amount of CO2 can be dissolved in a given
amount of liquid at a given temperature and pressure. After 3 weeks at 11 psi and 40 deg that
should have ha...
Posted in thread: Cascades & Chinooks - 5th Summer on 06-22-2013 at 03:07 PM
I'm surprised that grows so well in Joliet! I might have to plant some over here in Shorewood.