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Posted in thread: fermenting in aluminum brew pot on 02-05-2017 at 06:33 PM
Hi,I'm gonna revamp this old thread to add my experience. I had to use an aluminum pot as a
fermentation vessel, I just bottled and everything seems fine. The oxidation layer is there. I
will post aga...
Posted in thread: Help me come up with my 50th Birthday (or my Memorial) 5 year aged Barleywine recipe. on 09-19-2016 at 01:37 PM
It just popped up on Facebook Memories that we brewed this 6 years ago today. Wow.This is so
cool... :)Cheers from Italy! :mug:Piteko
Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-16-2016 at 12:15 PM
Once you got this worked out, good suggestions above, don't forget to use one of the online
calculators to convert your reading into the correct SG.Thanks, I looked online for the formula
and made a s...
Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-14-2016 at 08:41 PM
I would filter the sample through a paper towel to reduce the particulate/yeast matter.Now I'm
really starting to regret not posting this while I had the problem! Thanks for the suggestion,
I hope I'l...
Posted in thread: how late can you add wort in fermentation on 05-14-2016 at 08:32 PM
You could freeze it and use it for a liquid yeast starter. Just un-freeze it, re-boil it and
use it.Anyway, +1 to re-boil it as Gnomebrewer said. You could loose a bit of hop aroma this
way, but you c...
Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-13-2016 at 08:18 PM
Make sure you only have one light source. Multiple light sources will blur the readings.I had
the same feeling. Tried it with the light of my garage (where I brew) which is a energy saving
bulb and ou...
Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-13-2016 at 08:10 PM
I did a test just now with the flap completely up, I have a reasonably solid reading line
anywhere a drop of liquid touches the glass. It looks like yours does where there is no
liquid.I'm completely ...
Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-13-2016 at 08:03 PM
Mine has a focusing adjustment near the eye piece, could it be something that simple?I tried
that. As you can see, the numbers are very readable. If I change the focusing adjustment, the
numbers blur ...
Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-13-2016 at 08:00 PM
Maybe a defective refractometer?I don't know, during the boil the line was very clear. Today I
tried a reading on another fermenting batch (the above was a wit fermented 3 weeks ago with
Posted in thread: unclear refractometer reading on 05-13-2016 at 07:53 PM
Sorry to hear about your densimeter (hydrometer?) Yep, hydrometer (just invented that term as
an english version of the italian term, sob, but today I saw that it's also called
densitometer, so I got ...