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Posted in thread: Amount of cane sugar and dme off flavors on 03-08-2014 at 11:04 PM
I was brewing with extract. Typical: OG 1.044 - FG 1.020 without the added sugar. With the
sugar, FG stayed about the same. This thread discusses adding sugar: concluded sugar ferments
Posted in thread: Amount of cane sugar and dme off flavors on 03-08-2014 at 07:43 PM
I used cane sugar as 10% of the fermentables for several batches when I was getting higher FG
than I wanted - I felt that this kicked the ABV up and somewhat made up for the poor
attenuation. I couldn...
Posted in thread: Beginner extract brewing howto on 03-06-2014 at 03:18 PM
I also use a 6-1/2 gal bucket fermenter and fill to five gallons. No blow-off tube, but I leave
the lid loose with a 1-pound weight on top for the first five days just in case. Never had the
Posted in thread: Newbie errors - brew ruined? on 03-04-2014 at 06:58 PM
Curiously, my specific gravity today is higher than yesterday (1.017 from 1.015). All that has
changed is I've put the airlock on. Anyone have any thoughts as to why this might be?Dissolved
CO2 can af...
Posted in thread: "Too many" gravity readings? on 03-03-2014 at 09:09 PM
I agree with Loves IPA about contamination. Some brewers like to take gravity readings as it
ferments, but I would rather leave it alone for three weeks (depending on the style of beer),
then take two...
Posted in thread: Newbie errors - brew ruined? on 03-03-2014 at 09:04 PM
Beer/wort is very vulnerable to bacteria right after boiling and cooling, but with a really
good scrub you might be ok. Definitely bottle it - just make sure gravity is stable for 2 - 3
days first. As...
Posted in thread: Beginner extract brewing howto on 02-25-2014 at 07:16 PM
The only concern I might have is whether or not the thing is REALLY air tight. You see this
stated, but it's not all the same thing. Airtight for pet food may not really be airtight the
way we need it...
Posted in thread: Fluctuating ambient temperature bad? on 02-24-2014 at 05:06 PM
It's the beer temperature that needs to be controlled - you're measuring the ambient. I don't
use a fermentation chamber, but typically the probe is stuck on the outside of the fermenter
Posted in thread: Hello! From Canada! eh! on 02-23-2014 at 08:33 PM
Welcome to HBT. I encourage you to browse through "New Posts" whenever you have a chance.
You'll probably find lots of answers, and even questions that you never would have thought of.
Posted in thread: Enotria bench capper on 02-23-2014 at 08:31 PM
I imagine it would be fine - looks about like mine. I've bottles about 30 5 gallon batches with
it, and no complaints.