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  • Posted in thread: fermentaion stops too soon on 08-25-2016 at 12:00 PM
    Here's a good explanation of what is going on with the fermentation of your beer.

  • Posted in thread: Lower efficiency w/ wheat beers ? on 08-25-2016 at 10:32 AM
    The need for rice hulls really depends on the grist being mashed and the equipment it's in.
    It's really conversion neutral, more of an aid to draining the mash.Look closely at the kernels
    of barley. N...

  • Posted in thread: Undershot OG by twenty points on 08-24-2016 at 12:05 PM
    I have two hydrometers. One I know is broken - it reads way below 1.000 in starsan, water, and
    wort. The other read 1.062 in wort. I put it in distilled water to check it and it just sank to
    the botto...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to put the bubbler on on 08-24-2016 at 12:03 PM
    I think Sierra Nevada forgot the cap on their bubbler too.
    [ame][/ame]Now stop worrying.

  • Posted in thread: Ale that tastes good at room temp on 08-24-2016 at 11:53 AM
    Think swamp cooler. Wrap your bottles in a wet cloth and set them in the shade and let
    evaporation cool them. That's how the old timers did it with their water jugs when they were
    out in the fields.

  • Posted in thread: Trub Going Into Carboy - Bad or OK? on 08-24-2016 at 11:50 AM
    I have always just transferred the entire contents of my cooled brew kettle into my carboy
    without attempting to minimize the trub going into the carboy.Well, I have tried stirring to
    whirlpool and cr...

  • Posted in thread: la chouffe clone on 08-24-2016 at 11:38 AM
    Ok next question, the fermentation seems to be stuck at 1030 for 3 days now and the temperature
    is 80+F. If I look at the brewersfriend extract calculator it gives me an expected FG of 1026
    so not tha...

  • Posted in thread: Lower efficiency w/ wheat beers ? on 08-23-2016 at 07:17 PM
    Currently I don't have a mill. I have my homebrew shop mill my grains. Should I have him double
    mill the wheat?That should help some. If you do lots of wheat beers you might be better off
    buying one o...

  • Posted in thread: First Post on 08-23-2016 at 11:11 AM
    The Northy 12 is a 3 month secondary according to the recipe. I have read elsewhere that a 6
    month age is even better. Forego the secondary?I updated my profile...I thought I had done that

  • Posted in thread: Question on brewing kits on 08-23-2016 at 11:00 AM
    Unless you are planning to "yeast ranch", save some money and get the standard kit. Most of us
    have that kind of kit, it works fine, and the difference in cost will buy a lot of ingredients.

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