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Posted in thread: 40 point fluctuations between pre and post boil on 01-26-2015 at 12:17 PM
If water can get into your hydrometer then it won't be accurate you'll have to get a new
one.Your preboil Gravity should be lower than your expected starting gravity. As you boil, your
beer will becom...
Posted in thread: Does dry yeast produce less esters at high temperatures??? on 12-31-2014 at 10:06 PM
Was that 72 degrees room temperature or fermenter temperature? If room temp your actual
fermentation temp was likely much higher than that.
Posted in thread: Boost a Kit's ABV on 10-27-2014 at 04:36 PM
These days brown sugar is really just a mixture of white sugar and molasses. It won't provide
any extra sweetness because the sugar will all ferment out. What it does add flavor wise is the
Posted in thread: Boost a Kit's ABV on 10-27-2014 at 04:22 PM
Do you have a link that supports this? Logically I can't figure out why that would be the case,
so long as you increase each grain proportionately (and technically you should scale the hops
Posted in thread: 4 day old wort on 10-15-2014 at 10:34 PM
Boiling will destroy botulinum toxin but won't kill the spores. That's part of the risk with no
chill brewing especially when you let it sit for a long time (I'm talking weeks/months here).
Posted in thread: 10% off BottleMark Custom Caps 2014 on 10-15-2014 at 10:19 PM
I'd like code, thanks.
Posted in thread: Carbing in growler bottle on 10-07-2014 at 04:19 AM
I wouldn't even recommend bottling in a swing top growler either. Sure the glass is thicker and
I did it for a little while. I got away with it for several brews then boom! Beer and glass all
over my ...
Posted in thread: Infected or not? on 09-30-2014 at 12:26 AM
Has the temperature increased at all, even a small increase will cause airlock activity? This
happens for 2 reasons the air in the headspace will expand and co2 will come out of solution as
Posted in thread: Is this turkey fryer acceptable as a brew kettle? on 09-25-2014 at 12:19 AM
A 35 quart pot should work great for 5 gallon batches. I used to use a 30 quart pot, 5 gallon
batches would fill it nearly to the brim but I got by.The spigot should be sanitized just fine
by boiling ...
Posted in thread: beginner at cider on 09-17-2014 at 12:08 AM
Another addition to consider is some yeast nutrient. Apples don't have a lot of the nutrients
that can help you get a better fermentation.