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  • Posted in thread: Is conversion complete? on 04-25-2015 at 02:52 PM
    Can You explain what you did as I wold like to try this test, what type of Iodine (if there is
    even different types)?Yes there are two types. The old one is a reddish liquid (Povidone
    iodine) which is...

  • Posted in thread: Is conversion complete? on 04-25-2015 at 10:16 AM
    Iodine turns a dark blue when starch is added to it. Your sample doesn't show the dark blue so
    there is no starch in the wort. What you don't know is if you converted all the starch in the
    grain. That...

  • Posted in thread: Baxterbeer on 04-25-2015 at 10:11 AM
    Since you bought your equipment from Morebeer, why not the recipe kit too? The have 48
    different extract kits listed on their website.

  • Posted in thread: Brand new on 04-25-2015 at 10:05 AM
    I saw where you wanted a light, crisp ale for starters and I thought that this kit might give
    you what you want. you have a way to keep the ferment temperature in the upper 50's to low
    60's, I'd pro...

  • Posted in thread: I give up on hefe on 04-25-2015 at 09:54 AM
    So it's been a week in the keg definitely tastes better now but still the head doesn't really
    last for more than 30 sec. I'm guessing that could be cause 9f how I brewed it?I don't see
    anything in you...

  • Posted in thread: Using Flavor Extract on 04-24-2015 at 09:59 AM
    Might want to sample a bit in a glass of the beer and see if you like the taste. I added 2
    pounds of frozen raspberries to my wheat beer in secondary, nice light raspberry flavor, which
    I wanted.I'll ...

  • Posted in thread: flaked rye vs rye malt: i'm looking for easy lautering on 04-23-2015 at 07:31 PM
    Brew in a Bag (BIAB) is a great way to make beers with either rye or wheat because you can just
    laugh at the stickiness as you squeeze the bag and force the wort out.

  • Posted in thread: Third brew. What ya think? on 04-23-2015 at 07:26 PM
    Gravity reading today was 1.014. Guess its still going. What is everyone recommendation on
    racking to secondary? It has been in primary for 6 days now.My recommendation is don't. Your
    beer can sit in ...

  • Posted in thread: Gelation vs. Cereal Mash on 04-23-2015 at 12:00 PM
    Yeah. As I understand it, the starch gelation temperature for cereals is relatively low. The
    boil is needed to break down the structure of the cereal enough to enable gelation. So if you
    grind it fine...

  • Posted in thread: roast and aging on 04-22-2015 at 11:33 PM
    My imperial Stout came out a bit on the toasty/bitter/astringent side. Will this subside with
    age?Yes but it may take longer than you expect. I'd bottle it and give it 3 to 6 months before
    sampling. I...

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