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Posted in thread: Do you cool your priming sugar solution? on 10-05-2015 at 03:30 PM
I usually make my priming solution in a mason jar in the microwave. So I just put a lid on it
and put it into my bucket of starsan while I get everything else together. That cools it down
enough for m...
Posted in thread: Sparge method when grain bill exceeds kettle size on 09-21-2015 at 02:15 PM
I agree with theseeker4, I don't think sparge water temperature matters much at least with a
batch sparge type method. So I would just do a cold water sparge, then you won't have to worry
Posted in thread: First wort hoping and Dry hoping on 08-31-2015 at 07:02 PM
FWH is nothing at all like the results from dryhopping. With FWH, you get bitterness but it's
purported to be a smoother bitterness, but very little hops flavor or aroma.With dryhopping,
it's all abou...
Posted in thread: New to kegging, beer line length with kit on 08-28-2015 at 07:00 PM
8' doesn't sound long enough either. If you want it to be at 3 volumes of CO2 you'll be carbing
and serving around 14-15 psi. I would think a minimum of 10', but I would probably start at 15'
and cut ...
Posted in thread: Drying out beer to get the ABV up for longer ageing on 08-19-2015 at 05:24 PM
This is true. I trust the refractometer with lower ABV beers (less than 7%). Every time I have
double checked it has been spot on. According to this site my SG is 1.008, but my hydrometer
shows me it ...
Posted in thread: Barleywine, almost to estimated FG, but still sweet on 08-17-2015 at 01:42 PM
Yeah I agree with all of the other posters. Give it more time and warm it up. I would leave it
at 70-72F for a week or two. As Calder said, if you want a drier beer then maybe next time
replace some o...
Posted in thread: Drying out beer to get the ABV up for longer ageing on 08-14-2015 at 03:09 PM
I agree with others that there won't be much difference between 11.5% and 13-14%. I also agree
that 1.011 sounds like it might be too dry already. I would maybe carbonate this a little on
the lower si...
Posted in thread: Fermenter for 2.5 gallon batches on 08-04-2015 at 06:17 PM
I brew 3 - 3.5 gallon batches and have always used 6 gallon buckets for primary. If I do need
to secondary, I have a couple 3 gal glass car boys. I was under the impression that 6 gallon
was ok to fer...
Posted in thread: Added to many hops to the boil on 08-04-2015 at 05:46 PM
Sounds like you'll be fine. You can't really add too many finishing hops to a west coast style
IPA. I would definitely get more hops for a dry hop though. Dry hopping adds a completely
different type ...
Posted in thread: Fermenter for 2.5 gallon batches on 08-03-2015 at 05:19 PM
I do 2.5-3 gallon batches in 5 or 6 gallon carboys. You don't need to worry about headspace in
the primary if you're using an airlock. The massive amount of CO2 produced during fermentation