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Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 05-16-2013 at 01:32 AM
I've switched to using empty White Lab vials to approximate the cell counts when making a
starter, I eyeball the volume in my stored vials against what shipped in the original vial when
I bought it. h...
Posted in thread: First time kegging on 12-27-2012 at 12:57 PM
I mounted my Co2 tank outside it's just way easier to get at it to make pressure adjustments
and to get a better reading of the gas left in the tank, not to mention it freed up room inside
Posted in thread: What is the actual volume of a corny keg? on 12-27-2012 at 11:04 AM
Hmm... I put 20L in one and still had 6 inches below the dip tupe.I need a giant measuring cup
to figure this out.40L split into two cornies leaves one full and one a foot down. since 5g is
Posted in thread: do i need to decant a 2L yeast starter? on 11-23-2012 at 01:37 PM
It'd just add that some yeast strains are more flocculant than others and decanting them after
only a day in the refrigerator will toss out the more flocculent cells that give you the best
Posted in thread: qBrew - Recipe Calculator With Mr. Beer Database on 11-04-2012 at 09:18 PM
This month I've added even more items for every level of brewer from first time brewer to the
most advanced there's something new for everyone. This month I've included four exciting new
recipes and 1...
Posted in thread: what the hell happened to my mash?! on 11-04-2012 at 11:57 AM
When I calculate my 5 gallon recipes I use 6.5 gallons for the volume, using qBrew. This is
done to allow 1 gallon for boil loss and another half gallon to trub loss in hopes that I can
get 5 gallons ...
Posted in thread: 'Merican Wheat IPA on 11-04-2012 at 11:31 AM
The trick to avoiding a stuck mash when brewing a wheat beer is in loading your mash tun with
grains. I use 1/2 pound of rice hulls, I've soaked them and used them right out of the bag and
there's no ...
Posted in thread: Thoughts on Ideal Brewing Software on 11-04-2012 at 11:18 AM
I've been using qBrew for years now and it's software that I haven't outgrown yet even when
going from Mr. Beer kit to my own all grain recipes. It's open source and I've been providing
free updates t...
Posted in thread: Wort Chiller w/ice water bucket - How big a pump? on 09-08-2012 at 02:27 PM
I use a pre-chiller all the time now and it works the best of all methods I've tried
Posted in thread: BeerSmith - BeerTools - Promash. - Which is best? What do you have? on 05-25-2012 at 03:10 PM
I started off using qBrew and still use it, although I have tried a lot of other applications
and web sites I like qBrew the best because it's just so accurate and easy to use. Over the
years I keep a...