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Posted in thread: Gravity help on 02-25-2012 at 04:46 AM
With such a high gravity you should make sure to make a starter, and make sure the yeast can
handle high alcohol environments. I don't believe putting it on a stir plate at this point
would do any goo...
Posted in thread: PH tester on 02-25-2012 at 04:41 AM
I used to do hydroponic horticulture and used a pH tester. Heres some info from my experience.
First, if you can afford it, buy one where you can replace the probe if it does wear out. This
Posted in thread: Good Hop Schedule? on 02-25-2012 at 04:33 AM
yeah, didnt see it was a 2.5 gal batch. that will def be enough grain
Posted in thread: Good Hop Schedule? on 02-22-2012 at 03:46 AM
Oh, and that grain bill doesnt look like it will make a IIPA btw. You prob need at least 12-14
lbs of 2row.
Posted in thread: Good Hop Schedule? on 02-22-2012 at 03:45 AM
With an IIPA i would try to match gravity with IBUs. If your gravity is going to be 1.075...at
least shoot for 75 if not more IBUs (that is my opinion.) If you want to get fancy make sure
Posted in thread: Wort Aeration on 02-18-2012 at 11:03 PM
yeah, as long as its only 12 or so hours after pitch its fine. jus make sure you don't do it 3
days later or something.
Posted in thread: Initial Fermentation Time on 02-18-2012 at 02:06 AM
If your airlock activity is comming to a halt in 36 hours you are just fine (even with small
batches like that) Some of my brews have had a 24 hour lag time due to not making a starter,
lack of aerati...
Posted in thread: Can I bottle yet?(I have gravity readings) on 02-18-2012 at 12:13 AM
your good to bottle. TBH your adding sugar anyways to bottle condition so you dont have to
worry about having every last sugar consumed by yeast. Once your airlock bubbles once ever 40
or so seconds y...
Posted in thread: Wort Aeration on 02-18-2012 at 12:09 AM
Do not aerate your wort after a pitch. The yeast take in oxygen only in the first 24 hours or
Posted in thread: Last Minute Extended Boil Decision, How does that affect your hops additions? on 02-18-2012 at 12:06 AM
All good up to using the word "percentage". Boil-off isn't actually a function of percent of
wort, it's a fixed rate based on boil vigor and surface area of the vessel. Ie, if you boiled 6