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  • Posted in thread: refractometer on 03-11-2006 at 05:15 AM
    O.K finally got tired of filling the beeker. Decided to get a refractometer.Cool toy but
    general knowledge says you can't use it to measure final gravity, only original gravity. Then I
    read this obscu...

  • Posted in thread: carbonation on 05-12-2005 at 05:03 AM
    Grenades sound familiar. One of my familys great stories you have described exactly. Dad had a
    couple cases in the hall closet along with moms various articles of clothing. One bottle let
    inexorabley ...

  • Posted in thread: carbonation on 05-11-2005 at 12:47 AM
    Watch out for over priming. The more sugar, the more Co2, the more pressure. Just think, 52
    little bombs waiting to go off. First one, then two. Four, eight, sixteen..etc. Geometric
    progression. Stage...

  • Posted in thread: reusing yeast on 05-11-2005 at 12:37 AM
    One more idea that has worked well for me.Take 1 slap pack, add to a mason jar. Fill with clean
    wort.(no hop residue, not taken from a secondary) If you use wort from a boil, take a sample
    before you ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Mishap on 05-09-2005 at 11:09 PM
    I have always understood that the boiling process breaks down the larger sugar molecules into
    smaller ones that are easier to process by your yeast.The only thing you might see is a longer
    time to fin...

  • Posted in thread: getting a keg to seal? on 05-09-2005 at 10:55 PM
    One thing you might try is replacing the plastic "feet" on the ends of the locking bar. These
    pieces rest on the top of the keg in the locked position and pull the lid up snug to the mouth.
    Look at th...

  • Posted in thread: Slow carbonation on 05-09-2005 at 06:15 PM
    I'm new to your forum so please forgive any mistakes.Having troubles with glass 'o foam with my
    force carbonation "shake" method.System is balanced but I think I'm over shaking it. I don't
    mind waitin...

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