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Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 11-21-2014 at 07:17 PM
Going for batch #3 of the brewing season tomorrow, my first try at a continuously-hopped IPA.
Got the yeast (WLP001), grain, new fermenting bucket, and a metal thermometer at the LHBS
yesterday; I'm d...
Posted in thread: holiday stout question on 11-21-2014 at 06:41 PM
There is a possibility that you killed off some of your yeast when pitching at such high temps,
but I don't think we'll ever know for sure. I'd say pick up another vial, make a start, pitch
that in, a...
Posted in thread: Priming sugar for 20 oz bottles on 11-21-2014 at 02:16 PM
Well, I successfully use 1/2 teaspoon in 12oz bottles and get great results. Converting .5 tsp
into grams then dividing that into 12oz to get the grams per ounce then multiple by 20 ounces
you get .83...
Posted in thread: I got 99 problems and my wort is 1 on 11-20-2014 at 02:43 PM
While I'm in the "cool it down as fast as possible" camp, it seems like those who wait until
the next morning for the wort to come down to pitching temp naturally have no issues. I had to
wait a few e...
Posted in thread: Set up questions for all grain on 11-20-2014 at 02:40 PM
Will a 7 1/2 gallon pot be big enough for the boil session? I have a four gallon pot to boil
water for the mash and sparge. I made a mashtun with a manifold. I loose one gallon per hr
brewing extract ...
Posted in thread: High ABV Kits on 11-20-2014 at 02:27 PM
Before you brew, buy some examples to try first. A store which sells single bottles is a place
to start. If it turns out you just don't like IPAs, no need to have 5 gallons of it taking up
space and b...
Posted in thread: Close to bottling. Did I mess up? on 11-19-2014 at 08:19 PM
Yep. Just take a sample, record the gravity, then take another sample 2 or 3 days later. If the
gravity as dropped in that time, repeat again 2-3 days later, and so on until you get the same
Posted in thread: How cold is too cold to brew outside? on 11-19-2014 at 08:04 PM
On the upside, chilling is faster because the water temp is lower and you get the chilling from
the air too. Plus if you have a snow bank, you can sit your kettle in it to add to the chilling
Posted in thread: How much wort can I boil in a 5 gallon kettle? on 11-19-2014 at 08:00 PM
You can bring about 4 gallons to a boil in 5 gallon pots, especially if it's wort that could
foam up and boil over easily.But if you have two 5 gallons pots, you should get better results
Posted in thread: Close to bottling. Did I mess up? on 11-19-2014 at 07:43 PM
Bummer. What is the significance of the number 131.25?It's easy for on-the-fly calculations.
For a bit more science and reference, check this page out.