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Posted in thread: Can you really not know what goes into malt extract? on 10-21-2016 at 08:58 PM
Yes, it might be "all malt"- but which malt? And which kinds? Caramel/crystal malt? If so, how
much? Once reason it's hard to work with some extracts is because some, like amber malt
extract, may have...
Posted in thread: Can you really not know what goes into malt extract? on 10-21-2016 at 05:01 PM
I think the catalogs should have this information, but this isn't always the case. You can
always ask. I couldn't find any specs for the Williams Brewing malt extract, so I asked. I was
told all the W...
Posted in thread: Leaving Beer in the Bottling Bucket? on 10-21-2016 at 02:17 PM
Fill the bottles to within a half to quarter inch, trust me on that. I haven't tried this, so
I can't speak from experience, but the same amount of CO2 in a smaller head space would
translate to high...
Posted in thread: Fermentation temperature question. on 10-21-2016 at 02:05 PM
Next batch, chill as well as you can, then put the fermenter in that cooler room and wait for
the temperature of the wort to drop, then pitch the yeast. Or chill as much as possible with
the wort chil...
Posted in thread: How Long in Primary after FG Reached? on 10-20-2016 at 08:53 PM
Now you've seen plenty on each side - longer vs shorter time in primary. I'll just emphasize
keeping safety in mind. You really don't want bottle bombs. As long as you're bottling, find a
way that you...
Posted in thread: What happened to this batch? Infection? 2nd batch ever on 10-20-2016 at 07:56 PM
I had a blow-off once with an blow-off tube. It was a smaller diameter tube that fit in the
airlock hole. It might be best to use a large tube that fits directly into the carboy opening.
Still, I've r...
Posted in thread: Strain? on 10-20-2016 at 07:47 PM
I haven't strained the wort in many years. Besides my experience and the evidence (Brulosophy
exbeeriment and others) that it isn't needed, I try to avoid any unnecessary items contacting
the beer or ...
Posted in thread: Bad boil, bad hot break, bad taste on 10-20-2016 at 03:03 PM
I wonder if you were not really getting a boil, but just a simmer???
Posted in thread: Greetings from Denver! on 10-19-2016 at 07:53 PM
I'm in North Carolina, but I lived in Denver in the '60's. Welcome.
Posted in thread: Just finished up my first brew! on 10-17-2016 at 07:22 PM
Ooh here's a question. I used the right amount of malt extract for the recipe (2 3.3lb cans)
and in my kettle I started w about 2.5 gal of water (what the recipe calls for), but during the
entire 45 m...