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Posted in thread: Sour Brews on 10-25-2012 at 04:50 AM
Finally reading through this entire thread again. I'm glad you finally replaced your plastic
buckets. For me, risking the time, effort and money on a batch that could go sour again doesn't
make much s...
Posted in thread: Sour Brews on 10-24-2012 at 06:31 AM
Thanks for the update. Great news but at the same time sad news knowing that contaminated
plastic equipment can't be saved but you can still use it for something else.
Posted in thread: i mashed at 165 does this affect efficiency on 10-23-2012 at 06:24 AM
175 would denaturate/kill the enzymes so you'd have very little to no conversion at all.
Posted in thread: First Batch Bottled! Some After thoughts and Questions on 10-23-2012 at 06:03 AM
I've noticed the film as well since I started to use StarSan, but it should be harmless since
StarSan is no rinse
Posted in thread: I sunk my yeast. on 10-22-2012 at 07:10 AM
Don't worry, yeast has to be in the wort to ferment it. It would have sunk anyways. You'll be
Posted in thread: Adding water after primary fermentation on 10-22-2012 at 06:58 AM
The cooler a beer is the less head I get. So try keeping them in the fridge longer and see if
it helps. :mug:
Posted in thread: How come my beer is so low in alcohol on 10-21-2012 at 06:01 AM
Not sure what 2 1/2 is but whatever it is, using a hydrometer you need two readings to
calculate the alcohol content: one before and one after fermentation.
Posted in thread: Low starting gravity on 10-21-2012 at 05:43 AM
If you used the amount of hops that was prescribed for 6lb dme and 1lb honey, it's going to be
more bitter, first because you'll have less residual(unfermented) sugar and second because of
Posted in thread: First BIAB brewday - success! on 10-20-2012 at 06:25 AM
5 lb. Congratulations!
Posted in thread: Is a double stage batch sparge process better than a single stage batch sparge? on 10-20-2012 at 06:21 AM
You only have a fixed amount of water for mashing and sparging, thus a fixed amount of water to
rinse the sugar out of your grain. With a small amount of grain and thus very little sugar the
wort is v...