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  • Posted in thread: Gravity question on 12-31-2012 at 07:00 PM
    This can vary depending on several conditions, but the average primary fermentation is 5 to 7
    days for ales. You should judge whether fermentation is complete by taking a sample after
    fermentation act...

  • Posted in thread: Hot break on 12-30-2012 at 05:15 PM
    I don't think the fermenting vessel has much to do with it. The hot break is important for the
    quality and clarity of the final beer. It helps coagulate proteins and the vigorous boil drives
    off DMS. ...

  • Posted in thread: Feliz Navidad on 12-23-2012 at 03:03 PM
    Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year with plenty of
    homebrewed beer. From San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and the smallest brewery in the world.

  • Posted in thread: Planning next upgrade - chiller questions on 12-21-2012 at 02:48 PM
    I would invest in a large plate chiller. This will work on a gravity fed system and is very
    efficient in terms of cooling to waste water usage. Duda Diesel is probably the best value.
    When you order, ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxyclean Vs. Star-san on 11-29-2012 at 01:18 PM
    Oxyclean is a detergent not a sanitizer. It definately needs to be rinsed thoroughly and
    followed with star-san or Iodiphor sanitizer before racking the wort.

  • Posted in thread: Final Gravity = Fully fermented? on 10-20-2012 at 08:12 PM
    I figure it like this: o.g. less f.g. devided by o.g. or (.058 - .015 = .043)/(.058)

  • Posted in thread: Final Gravity = Fully fermented? on 10-20-2012 at 05:43 PM
    Sorry, just read the original post and saw that you got a 74%

  • Posted in thread: Final Gravity = Fully fermented? on 10-20-2012 at 05:40 PM
    You should have some expectations of proper attenuation regarding final gravity. Wyeast will
    tell you what the attenuation should be for the type of yeast you used. Taking a sample and
    confirming that...

  • Posted in thread: Is this reg worth saving? on 08-15-2012 at 11:44 PM
    Used regs. are pretty common. I've purchased complete regulators ready to use for my tanks at a
    local used tools place and they only cost about $12-$16markwww.backyardbrewer.blogspot.com

  • Posted in thread: Using Rice as Adjunct on 08-15-2012 at 05:06 AM
    I regularly use Minute or instant rice directly in the mash. No need for a cereal mash and this
    makes for great Am. lagers and cream ales. Cheers! Here's the recipe:

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