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  • Posted in thread: Wort chiller versus ICE chiller on 02-29-2012 at 10:54 PM
    ya, like Jay said, you'd likely get quicker results if you use an ice water bath in your sink.
    Use a sanitized spoon to stir the wort and put more ice into the bath as needed. I was doing
    3.5G boils a...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping on 02-14-2012 at 07:28 PM
    Yeah, +1 to what BryceL said. If you add them during fermentation, the aroma will be lost with
    the CO2 that is bubbling out.

  • Posted in thread: Recipe conversion help - 5 Gal to partial boil on 02-14-2012 at 07:24 PM
    I think your manipulation of the hop weights to get your desired IBUs is correct.Unless you're
    really strapped for time, why not just boil for 60 minutes? That will help you get more out of
    your hops ...

  • Posted in thread: 1 gallon plastic water jug for starter? on 02-14-2012 at 07:07 PM
    I wouldn't see why that jug wouldn't work since it had water in it previously and if it is
    properly sanitized. I also use an empty growler myself.I usually use an empty growler with an
    airlock adapted...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter: volume size, yeast numbers on 02-14-2012 at 07:32 AM
    Thanks boist. I'm working on my 3rd amber ale right now. Had to take three for the team in the
    name of science. I started with 50mls of 1.020 wort and will likely step it up as you outlined.

  • Posted in thread: Period of Time in Primary on 02-13-2012 at 06:37 AM
    I think the unwanted tastes from the trub is debatable. Some even think that by leaving the
    beer on the yeast, the yeast are able to clean up certain off-flavors. You certainly could get
    clearer beer ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter: volume size, yeast numbers on 02-13-2012 at 06:19 AM
    I'm going to be making a starter for a bells two hearted clone soon. I'm harvesting the yeast
    from bottles of Bells amber ale. My calculated OG is 1.062 and a batch size of 5.5g. Using
    mr.malty it loo...

  • Posted in thread: Malt extract additions on 02-12-2012 at 07:23 PM
    What was your OG for the first batch? if you made 5 gallons with no malt extract and only those
    grains, that's going to be very watered down.

  • Posted in thread: Malt extract additions on 02-12-2012 at 06:58 PM
    It's really hard to say what effect that will have without knowing what your recipe or OG were.
    Your beer might be pretty watered down if you were supposed to add dme or lme and you didn't. I
    don't th...

  • Posted in thread: oatmeal stout on 02-11-2012 at 04:39 PM
    Not sure either, but i would think once the alcohol level comes up the mold won't be able to
    grow.I'm not sure how effective the oat bran will be at fermentation temperatures. I would
    think steeping o...

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