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  • Posted in thread: Rising OG??? on 07-23-2014 at 01:43 AM
    Maybe a temperature difference between the first time you tested and the second time you
    tested? Most hydrometers are calibrated to 60F (although I do have one calibrated to 68F), and
    have correction ...

  • Posted in thread: Best book to read after Palmers??? on 07-23-2014 at 01:38 AM
    The Hunger Games!!Sorry, just had to do it... I agree with everyone above, as I've read all
    those as well. I do find when I'm deciding what style of beer I want to try to make a recipe
    for I usually r...

  • Posted in thread: In a pinch - Mashing out into a bucket on 06-25-2014 at 07:46 PM
    I use a bucket every time. I don't see any reason not to, that way I only need the one brew

  • Posted in thread: Normal look to a dry hopped beer on 06-24-2014 at 02:49 AM
    Most of that floating material will magically cling to the walls of your fermenter when you
    rack it, but I usually sanitize a hop sack and secure it over the end of my racking cane anyway
    just to keep...

  • Posted in thread: Keg CO2 Charger on 06-14-2014 at 08:19 PM
    I have one and it's great! Perfect for taking a keg camping, etc.. Look for refills on amazon,
    I buy them 12 at a time here: I also stick a short length of tubing onto the end of it so i
    can quickly...

  • Posted in thread: Can I wait 12ish hours to pitch yeast? on 05-29-2014 at 07:50 PM
    I say you'd be fine to pitch, if you actually look at the instructions on a white labs vial, it
    tells you to pitch between 70-75 degrees, even if the recommended fermentation temperature is
    in the 60s...

  • Posted in thread: Simcoe single hop APA on 05-29-2014 at 06:10 PM
    I have a single hop simcoe pale that I do that I love. I usually do 4 oz of dry hops in my big
    ipas, and only 2 oz in my apas but I'm curious how yours will turn out.. I'm a big fan of
    simcoe, and I t...

  • Posted in thread: Stick on Thermometer vs Probe on 05-21-2014 at 08:51 PM
    Its usually pretty close.. Maybe a degree or two off.. Best way to verify is to sanitize and
    insert a probe thermometer and see if it matches your stick on thermometer.

  • Posted in thread: Does rehydrating dried yeast increase lag time? on 05-13-2014 at 07:13 PM
    I'm not sure why you guys wouldn't be following the rehydration instructions from fermentis:
    say 05 should be rehydrated in 80 degree water, + or - 6 degrees. 100 degree water is way too

  • Posted in thread: Help: Low ABV beer on 05-13-2014 at 07:01 PM
    1.042 is a very high finishing gravity, and as mysteryshrimp mentioned, at that gravity it
    would be very sweet. Assuming your hydrometer is accurate I would be quite concerned about
    bottle bombs, as t...