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Posted in thread: Why is brewing addictive? on 09-11-2012 at 04:42 PM
For me it's an opportunity to be creative, combining elements of both science and art, which
keeps things interesting. It can be challenging, and there is enormous variety in what you can
do.I also fi...
Posted in thread: Fermentation is Dragging on and on... on 08-31-2012 at 12:28 AM
Satellite fermentors always ferment faster, wait another week and check the gravity, ignore the
airlock, all it means is there is gas escaping, check the gravity.I agree completely. In my
Posted in thread: Enough priming sugar? on 08-28-2012 at 11:06 PM
Thanks!If its not carbonated enough am I SOL?You might be able to gently remove the bottle
caps, add a bit more sugar and recap. I've never done this before, but I think it can be done.
Of course you'...
Posted in thread: efficiency calculator help on 08-28-2012 at 11:04 PM
The most likely explanation is that you didn't stir your pre-boil sample sufficiently before
taking the sample. If both samples were taken in the kettle, they should return the same number
if the volu...
Posted in thread: Enough priming sugar? on 08-28-2012 at 10:53 PM
In How to Brew, John Palmer says to use 2/3 cup white table sugar, or 3/4 cup corn sugar
(dextrose) as a general rule. You do need to keep in mind what your target carbonation level is
though. For an ...
Posted in thread: Bottle carbonating problem x2 on 08-26-2012 at 01:54 PM
Should I try stirring the beer after adding it to the bottling bucket or maybe try more sugar
???Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the kit or the kit instructions, but it is important to
make sure ...
Posted in thread: RIP Neil Armstrong on 08-25-2012 at 08:53 PM
From one Boilermaker to another. RIP.
Posted in thread: Starter Concern on 08-25-2012 at 08:44 PM
The shipping temperature was a concern of mine also. Thanks for the advise.No problem. I
actually had three bad White Labs vials from two different stores, which was unusual as I have
had good experie...
Posted in thread: Please help out a Noob with all grain on 08-25-2012 at 08:39 PM
Are you using the same kettle for your all grain batches that you use for your extract recipes?
If you are, and you are boiling with approximately the same vigor, I would expect that you'd
boil off th...
Posted in thread: BCS 80 shilling good? on 08-25-2012 at 08:31 PM
I have only done the version of the recipe with kettle caramelization, so I can't tell you how
it compares to the version with the specialty malts. I can, however, tell you that when I
brewed my batch...