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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,
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
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