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  • Posted in thread: need help !!! dont have 2 airlocks... on 08-20-2014 at 11:56 PM
    You have two fermentors/carboys, but only one airlock? That second carboy will never see use
    without an airlock, so it's just taking up space right now. It's probably a good rule of thumb
    to get an ai...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Control Basics on 08-20-2014 at 06:34 PM
    I don't remember who, but a couple years ago someone posted a little study on the forum where
    they checked the temp of the wort vs. temp listed on the fermometer on the plastic bucket. It
    was within a...

  • Posted in thread: Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall) on 08-20-2014 at 06:28 PM
    Meaning you added the yeast, but didn't add O2 until the next day? That may have an impact,
    sure. I'm sure it'll be tasty. Brew it a third time and see what happens :)And don't let anyone
    tell you tha...

  • Posted in thread: Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall) on 08-20-2014 at 04:55 PM
    Mine finished like your previous batch did, at 1.010. Yeast are organic, and getting an
    on-the-nose consistency can't be expected. Your O2 might have been different, the DME batch
    could have had a dif...

  • Posted in thread: Anna's Kickin' IPA on 08-15-2014 at 02:36 AM
    Brewed it up again, a favorite among my fanbase!

  • Posted in thread: Eliot Ness Vienna Lager Clone on 08-15-2014 at 02:33 AM
    2 months later!

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 08-13-2014 at 10:03 PM
    Brew52, gorgeous! What efficiency do you get with the no sparge system? I'm currently using a
    single-tier 3 vessel system and considering the switch.

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 08-13-2014 at 06:04 PM
    I have a single tier 3-burner stand, and usually haul everything to my backyard. My wife keeps
    asking why I don't brew in the garage (where everything is stored) with the door up, but I just
    don't wan...

  • Posted in thread: SG low on 08-13-2014 at 12:19 AM
    I think your plan is a good one. A new hydrometer is in order. Keep us posted as to the beer's
    actual gravity.

  • Posted in thread: Can't get below 1.040 FG on 08-12-2014 at 07:07 PM
    No. The hydrometer is only good for the before and after fermentation calculation. Everything
    else has to be done by hand. Estimating the increase in alcohol from the addition of 1cup (8oz)
    of a spiri...