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Posted in thread: Water Report From Ward Lab, What Do You Think? on 12-02-2016 at 08:15 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback, it is greatly appreciated! :)@stpug, I do BIAB without
sparging. Plus, the keggle I have has a ball valve at the lowest point it could be installed.
It usually leaves...
Posted in thread: Water Report From Ward Lab, What Do You Think? on 12-02-2016 at 07:14 PM
Observations:-That looks like reasonable water to work with - fairly adjustable for many/most
styles-That's A LOT of brewing water you start with just to end up with 5.5 gallons in the
fermenter. Is i...
Posted in thread: Too Fast at 10 psi on 12-02-2016 at 02:27 AM
...I've carbed at 25 for a week about a week ago, the keg has been sitting under 10 to 12 psi
since....The beer still seems to pour really fast, fills the glass with half head, but the head
Posted in thread: Interesting German Brewing PDF on 11-21-2016 at 02:51 PM
All beers I've brewed with low o2 techniques that contain toasted or roasted malts have come
out nothing like I've expected - in a not-so-good way. These beers all used ale strains, which
Posted in thread: advice with water filtering/adjusting please on 11-16-2016 at 09:05 PM
To my novice eye, it looks like really good brewing water. Use a half-campden per 10 gallons to
nearly-instantly remove the chloramines just prior to doughing in. You should be able to knock
back the ...
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique: Going for a cheap and easy pilsner like ale. on 10-24-2016 at 04:27 PM
I care, what yeast choice would you recommend? was almost thinking us-05 or us-o4and by
pilsner, I guess I should clarify. an Ale that is similiar in taste to something like
Krombocher pils.If you're ...
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique: Going for a cheap and easy pilsner like ale. on 10-19-2016 at 06:58 PM
It's not even close to a pilsner, but who cares. Brew it, drink it, adjust next time. I don't
like either of those yeast choices for this beer, but who am I to care. Brew it, drink it,
adjust next tim...
Posted in thread: Gnats shut down my brewing on 10-06-2016 at 09:18 PM
I've battled with fungus gnats and fruit flies in the past. My best method of differentiating
them is the color of their abdomen - fungus gnats tend to be black/gray, while fruit flies tend
to be redd...
Posted in thread: Noob cider questions on 10-04-2016 at 05:03 PM
Well today was the day and the verdict is in. They are gushers and I picked up some yeast in
them so it's a fail. My second batch was started on 8/17/16 and put into a secondary on 9/17.
The cake in t...
Posted in thread: Full volume expected results on 09-27-2016 at 06:25 PM
I just spent an hour trying to figure out if I could get BeerSmith to help me with mash
efficiency and I'm ready to scream. If I set the brew house efficiency to 100% then the mash
efficiency goes to ...