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Posted in thread: Hello From Denver Co (Beervana) on 02-08-2016 at 08:30 PM
Welcome. I think there was a ball game yesterday, but let's not discuss it.
Posted in thread: New Kid on 02-08-2016 at 08:24 PM
Welcome. And I think you have a good idea with the LME.
Posted in thread: Help I'm Stuck' on 02-08-2016 at 08:19 PM
Yes - hydrometer. And since you have a refractometer for checking OG, I recommend buying a
bottling hydrometer now. The scale on mine is 1.000 - 1.040, and you can read it to the nearest
.00025 units ...
Posted in thread: Fermentation temperatures experiement on 02-08-2016 at 07:23 PM
If you read thru a lot of the Brulosophy exbeeriments, you'll find many accepted principles
that don't prove out. Reading thru the discussion, you'll also see that the exbeerimenters are
Posted in thread: Fermentation temperatures experiement on 02-08-2016 at 05:56 PM
If you're a beginner, it might be best to stay with the tried-and-true to develop a baseline.
Otherwise you won't have any basis for comparison. And if it doesn't work out well, you won't
know if the ...
Posted in thread: Re-hydrating Yeast on 02-08-2016 at 04:55 PM
The instructions to not rehydrate is probably to simplify the brew day - mostly for beginners.
Posted in thread: Re-hydrating Yeast on 02-08-2016 at 03:59 PM
Danstar and Fermentis recommend different temperatures - about 90F for Danstar and about 80F
for Fermentis. I use whatever the manufacturer recommends.
Posted in thread: problem if fermentation receptacle is much larger than batch? on 02-08-2016 at 01:00 PM
Here are a couple of links that discuss mixing of
gases:[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oLPBnhOCjM[/ame] these, and some other sources,
I'm convinced that the gases mix, but not really fast.
Posted in thread: Re-hydrating Yeast on 02-07-2016 at 07:57 PM
I asked Danstar about rehydration timing. They emailed me this:"Our technical manager suggests
that you don't go longer than 30 minutes after the start of rehydration before pitching the
yeast into wo...
Posted in thread: Custom Extract on 02-07-2016 at 07:17 PM
Ok cool. Any specific advice on hop usageI usually keep it simple. I like Simcoe for bittering
and finishing in the APA - around 0.62 BU:GU ratio. Willamette for bittering and finishing for