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Posted in thread: Beginner Tip: How to Force Carb in 4 Minutes on 09-04-2015 at 08:07 PM
OR just hook it up at 30 psi right after you keg it and just leave it. By the time it is cold
and the crap drops out 24-36 hours you beer will be perfectly carbed. I don't like the idea of
shaking up ...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter(s) necessary? on 09-04-2015 at 06:03 PM
I have a similar set-up as you: a stir plate, 2000mL flask and I do 11ish gallon batches split
into 2 fermenters. Here is what I do with good results:1) Stagger my starters if I NEED two
Posted in thread: I hate to do this, but I need help with a mash tun leak on 09-04-2015 at 01:23 PM
I had the same problem with my mashtun. I simply got a silicone washer that was the same inner
diameter, but the diameter of the washer itself was much bigger. Essentially, the same size
washer but mu...
Posted in thread: WLP005 finished below target gravity on 08-28-2015 at 08:52 PM
I think it more if a question of requirements to achieve the desired output. I personally
stopped making starters when unnecessary. Over pitching isn't the best approach, it's pitching
the right amoun...
Posted in thread: WLP005 finished below target gravity on 08-28-2015 at 04:58 PM
I ran my numbers again and derived 227 billion, using 12 million per mL of wort over 1.060, per
wyeast. So you are right. I've been reading in depth about yeast and it's complex but not
Posted in thread: WLP005 finished below target gravity on 08-27-2015 at 03:16 PM
Agreed with the above post. Another set of questions:1) Did you take any measure to aerate such
as pure o2 through diffusion stone, slosh around the wort for a while, or some other type of
Posted in thread: Confused about my Ward's water report on 08-26-2015 at 05:49 PM
Like the guy said above, do you have a water softener? Anyway, never fear. A lot of grocery
stores and wal-mart sell RO water on the cheap.
Posted in thread: Another Carboy Horror Story on 08-25-2015 at 07:05 PM
Yah, I'm pretty paranoid about never setting my glass carboys directly onto a hard surface. In
my basement, they sit on wooden shelves for storage. When racking from the kettle in my garage,
I set the...
Posted in thread: Another Carboy Horror Story on 08-25-2015 at 03:21 PM
OK, noob here. I've just started using a 5 gal glass carboy and planned on cold crashing in it
this weekend... Should I just rack into the keg and crash there?I am guessing you will be OK
because you ...
Posted in thread: Low ABV ... whyyyyy on 08-25-2015 at 02:24 PM
After reviewing everything, I'm going to go with -- make sure you thermometer and
hydrometer/refractometer are accurate and calibrated. If you are using a cheap dial thermometer
you are almost guarant...