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  • Posted in thread: Why expected ABV but unexpected gravities? on 01-20-2017 at 10:46 PM
    You may have measured incorrectly, measured at the wrong temperature, hydrometer may be off, or
    you added too much water. I suppose the extract could have also had less sugar than expected,
    this would...

  • Posted in thread: Why expected ABV but unexpected gravities? on 01-20-2017 at 10:35 PM
    So I got a 5 gal extract kit from my local HBS, an amber ale.The only numbers it gave me was an
    expected ABV of 4.4 and a final expected gravity of 1.016.I calculated that my OG should be
    about 1.050....

  • Posted in thread: OK to bottle into growlers with screw tops? on 01-07-2017 at 01:37 AM
    Ah! Well, I think that's my answer then. I'm not gonna risk it. ^_^Thanks for the input!Anyone
    have any thoughts on the Rogue XS bottles with the reuseable tops?

  • Posted in thread: OK to bottle into growlers with screw tops? on 01-07-2017 at 12:59 AM
    Up to now I've always only bottled into regular 12 and 22 oz bottles and capped them.But I was
    wondering... is it ok to bottle into growlers that just a screwtop? (Naturally, assuming
    primary fermenta...

  • Posted in thread: StarSan acid spray bottles and use during brew on 01-07-2017 at 12:55 AM
    I have never, since I started brewing an eon ago, mixed a bucket of solution. I've always done
    the spray bottle. When there are times that I need a bit more than the spray can supply, e.g.,
    in a carbo...

  • Posted in thread: StarSan acid spray bottles and use during brew on 01-07-2017 at 12:02 AM
    (Based on some of the topics scrolling through, this may belong in the Beginners forum...)I've
    a bottle of the StarSan acid sanitizer... can I make a solution of it in a bucket and use it to
    keep equi...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy overflow and airlocks on 01-03-2017 at 09:26 PM
    Also heads up, if your beer starts to cool after active fermentation it might start sucking the
    blow off mess back up. So swap out to a standard air lock once your Krausen starts to
    fall.whoa, good to...

  • Posted in thread: Practical difference prtween acid and powder sanitizers? on 01-03-2017 at 09:25 PM
    I've a bottle of StarSan acid sanitizer, and a bag of no-rinse percarbonate cleaner.What are
    the practical differences? In what cases would be best to use either one?When it comes to
    having a bucket o...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy overflow and airlocks on 01-03-2017 at 08:10 PM
    Similar to what flars described but lower tech... Put the carboy in a milk crate, blow off tube
    through the stopper into a 1L plastic soda bottle with some star san in it. It will fit snug
    between the...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy overflow and airlocks on 01-03-2017 at 07:16 PM
    Brew a 4 gallon (or 3 gallon) batch?I have generally always used prepared extract kits from the
    homebrew store, those are set up for 5-gallon batches. It's really not possible to use those
    kits to jus...

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