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Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-20-2015 at 06:23 PM
I would advise against adding anything more to this batch. It can cause more problems that it
will solve not that fermentation is underway. The better time to correct was in the boil kettle
but that s...
Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-20-2015 at 02:41 PM
As stated by others, water pH doesn't matter. It's the mash pH (measured at room temp) that is
important. But, pH is probably a minor contributor to your low efficiency.Make sure your
thermometer is c...
Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-20-2015 at 12:32 AM
This is all great insight. Thanks! Looks like I need to take a couple steps next time. Just to
get things right, I need to:- Make sure my grain is crushed fine enough- Take a pH reading of
my water to...
Posted in thread: Low Pre-boil Gravity and OG on 07-19-2015 at 06:37 PM
Howdy,I am having some troubles hitting my target gravity after mash. I have a cooler mash tun
that keeps a stable heat just fine, but never seem to get a high enough gravity. Here is an
example from ...
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-31-2013 at 10:22 PM
The beer started bubbling this morning after less than 30 hours! It has been nearly 48 hours
and now and has a constant airlock bubble and a nice foam head.No, we didn't do a starter. I am
pretty new ...
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-31-2013 at 12:14 AM
Great news! I just read that liquid yeasts take more time to start than dry yeast, which this
is my first liquid yeast. Hoping for a hefty brew! OG of 1.080 and shooting for a 8% ABV. Good
Posted in thread: Beer not showing activity in carboy on 10-30-2013 at 08:32 PM
Hey party people,I just started a Belgian inspired Christmas Ale that is sitting in a carboy as
we speak but not seeing any activity after 17 hours. I am relatively new to brewing and only
have done a...
Posted in thread: Lower than expected gravity on 12-30-2012 at 11:06 PM
I just racked a Russian Imperial Stout to secondary with some maple syrup and oak chips soaked
in bourbon. I took the final gravity and got 1.024 and had an OG of 1.062. The Brewers Best kit
I used ca...
Posted in thread: Using the yeast cake on 12-13-2012 at 03:40 AM
These are all new and great thoughts! Thanks people. I think I'm going for it just to see what
happens. Any good recipe ideas? This will just be my 4th batch ever and have only done kits and
want to s...
Posted in thread: Using the yeast cake on 12-12-2012 at 10:07 PM
I currently have a Russian Imperial Stout in my primary and will be doing a secondary transfer
at some point and was interested in trying to use the yeast cake for a new patch. Can someone
give some p...