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Posted in thread: Upscaling 1 gal recipes on 01-29-2014 at 02:29 PM
Thanks Jon, I will do a test. When reading your reply I saw at the bottom of the page some
other links to this question and the jury is out! There is some mention of hopping ratios
needing some tweaki...
Posted in thread: Upscaling 1 gal recipes on 01-28-2014 at 11:18 AM
I read somewhere that very small recipes need adjusting when upscaling, i.e. from 1gal to
12gal. Something to do with the hop or malt ratios. Any input on this? I have a 12gal setup and
want to do 1ga...
Posted in thread: How long beer lasts in a keg? on 11-24-2013 at 10:30 AM
I have the same 'going on holiday' issue and want to know if I can low carb an ale and leave it
in the fridge at this low pressure and dial it up when I get back after a month, or is it not
Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-21-2013 at 12:44 PM
Thanks Oceantendency, good idea. Will give it a bash
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-21-2013 at 12:39 PM
I'm smiling as I just had the identical experience (posted somewhere on this thread a few days
ago). First time with US 05, quick-cooled wort to around your temperature, aerated the **** out
of it and...
Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-20-2013 at 08:59 PM
Great feedback, thanks guys. Never heard of Fermcap-S. Definitely going to get me some. Also,
thanks for the heads up re hop utilization.It just seemed logical that less water yields higher
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-19-2013 at 01:47 PM
I think you should get that beer somewhere cooler. At 74 degrees it is likely to become an
explosive fermentation and leave you with fusel alcohol and off flavors. Put it in a tub of
cold water and us...
Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-19-2013 at 11:16 AM
Hi, I have a 45L fermenter and a 50L BK. Have just started AG and the first few batches have
been 35L because I'm scared of boil-overs. For a 44L batch I would need a pre-boil volume of
around 47L whi...
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-18-2013 at 11:29 AM
Just brewed a 30L (around 33qt?) Amber Ale using dry Safale 05. Pitched 3 packs instead of 2
and ambient is 74°F. Expecting a nuclear blast I only used a 1" blow off hose, no bubbler.
After 24 hours a...
Posted in thread: Best way to calibrate my refractometer (and hydrometer?) on 11-16-2013 at 09:11 AM
I think you'll like this thread. I learned a lot there. Posts 8, 11, and 38 are particularly
relevant to the issue you are noticing.This thread is quite old but I hope it is still "alive".