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  • Batch #2 Moonraker's Little Emperor IIPA
  • Batch #1 CJ's House of the Rising Sun JPA
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  • Posted in thread: Disappearing Gravity on 05-26-2012 at 09:58 PM
    Remember that any reading with wort above about 90 degrees is worthless- even with conversion
    tables/correction software it is notoriously accurate. So I would say the sample at 145 degrees
    is simply ...

  • Posted in thread: Disappearing Gravity on 05-26-2012 at 08:42 PM
    So you dump the cold break and the vegetative material from the hops into the fermenter? Why
    don't you use hop bags? Just curious. I make 6.5 gallon batches to end up with 5 gallon batches
    in the keg/...

  • Posted in thread: Disappearing Gravity on 05-26-2012 at 08:26 PM
    my bet is that the sugar never went anywhere. it was never there to begin with. from 1.058 ->
    1.064 was just a matter of your boil-off. the fact that you expected to hit 1.072 means your
    efficiency wa...

  • Posted in thread: Disappearing Gravity on 05-26-2012 at 08:12 PM
    The 1.058 is after the mash, so mash time, grain mill size etc not a factor after that point. I
    had 77% mash efficiency , which I'm happy enough with.I did forget to factor in loss to hop
    sludge, whic...

  • Posted in thread: Disappearing Gravity on 05-26-2012 at 07:57 PM
    Mash today gave me 6.25 gallons at 1.058 (1.041 @ 145F). Before pitching I had 5.0 gallons at
    1.064 (1.062 @ 80F). I would have expected to get 1.072 (i.e. 58 x 6.25 / 5).Is there a
    rational explanati...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Rescue on 04-28-2012 at 06:05 PM
    So, I was brewing what was supposed to be an Imperial IPA a couple of months back and in a
    moment of madness, threw in all the DME I had on hand in an improvised attempt at pushing the
    envelope.Lesson...

  • Posted in thread: Pharmacy iodine for testing for starch on 03-31-2012 at 09:54 PM
    Awesome, thanks guys. I'll grab some tincture.

  • Posted in thread: Pharmacy iodine for testing for starch on 03-31-2012 at 09:23 PM
    Planning my first mash tomorrow and I went to the pharmacy to get some iodine so that I could
    test for remaining starches after conversion. There were two alternatives - tincture of iodine
    (2% iodine)...

  • Posted in thread: Storing Propane Outside? on 03-13-2012 at 08:11 PM
    OK, I've moved my tank out onto the (shady) deck and stuck a small plastic table over it, that
    should keep it protected from the worst of the elements and out of direct sunlight. I'm not
    convinced the...

  • Posted in thread: I added waaaay too much sugar, right? on 03-13-2012 at 03:49 PM
    Rotten millet, now that's the good stuff.Does anyone have a recipe for that?

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