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  • Posted in thread: Question about adding water on 01-30-2015 at 12:29 AM
    That should give you an OG of about 1.076, assuming DME, a 2.5 gal boil, and exactly 5.0 gal
    into the fermentor. You might get plus or minus a couple points depending on your assumptions,
    but that's w...

  • Posted in thread: Question about adding water on 01-29-2015 at 11:32 PM
    Mix up the wort and water and then take a reading? Will that be accurate? Yes, that's the way
    to do it. It's accurate enough, assuming that you mix well. The common problem is poor mixing
    leads to wor...

  • Posted in thread: Question about adding water on 01-29-2015 at 10:53 PM
    Agreed, bottled or distiller water is fine. Don't tell anyone, but I often use top off water
    straight from the tap. A full volume boil is considered best practice for extract brewing.
    However, it will...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation still going long after estimated end on 01-25-2015 at 03:52 PM
    149 will produce a fairly fermentable wort. What's the assumed mash temp for the calculated FG?
    I just made a pale ale with WLP001 that finished at 1.005. BeerSmith calculated an FG of 1.012,
    which is...

  • Posted in thread: Beer stalled what should I do? on 01-14-2015 at 01:47 PM
    The krausen doesn't always rise and fall proportionally to the attenuation rate. Fermentation
    could be complete, but the krausen just hasn't fallen yet. While you could take a reading, I
    agree with th...

  • Posted in thread: 50 hours after yeast pitched. Very little signs of fermentation on 01-14-2015 at 01:39 PM
    What's the SG? I wouldn't worry until a gravity reading proves there's no fermentation. You
    probably pitched enough. A whole pack of dry yeast should be plenty.

  • Posted in thread: Ordinary bitter on 01-11-2015 at 10:04 PM
    Both. The ideal way is to do a full volume boil, but only use a little of the extract at the
    beginning. Add the rest as a late addition. The advantage of the late addition is a lighter
    beer as you can...

  • Posted in thread: US 05 for a British beer on 01-11-2015 at 03:21 PM
    I would ferment on the warmer end like you said.

  • Posted in thread: Ordinary bitter on 01-11-2015 at 02:45 PM
    I don't think the simple sugars will make it thin and watery, but they will make it dry. If I
    were you I'd cut out the dextrose and honey completely and use about 2-2.5 kg of extract. That
    should give...

  • Posted in thread: Wort chiller water efficiency on 01-06-2015 at 02:09 PM
    You can also dramatically reduce your cooling times with an IC by swirling the chiller around
    in the wort. It's a simple technique that a lot of people do, but I only just discovered it
    recently. With...


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