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Posted in thread: Mead Stabilization on 04-29-2013 at 04:12 AM
Thanks for the reply. It is currently crystal clear and about 3 months old. It finished really
dry and sour. I think a tiny bit of sweetness will work well in it.
Posted in thread: Mead Stabilization on 04-29-2013 at 03:13 AM
Hello, I just need a reality check after reading way too many differing opinions. 1) It seems
that I can add both potassium sorbate and potassium metabisulfite at the same time to my mead
Posted in thread: Implications of not cooling the wort? on 04-23-2013 at 05:45 PM
Good read, Revvy. You learn something new everyday here. I was never too worried about DMS or
spoilage. For me, the end of the boil feels like I am in the home stretch after a long brew day
- I just l...
Posted in thread: Implications of not cooling the wort? on 04-23-2013 at 05:11 PM
John Palmer explains it in better detail than I would here: you chill it as fast as you can to
kick out some proteins that would remain if the wort was cooled slowly. I made my first few
Posted in thread: Wyeast Smack Pack on 03-23-2013 at 08:31 PM
It will be fine. The batch I brewed last week I ran into this and had to put my starter in the
fridge for 48 hours. Folks on this forum told me it would be fine. I took it out and let it
warm up to ro...
Posted in thread: Sanitizing on 03-23-2013 at 08:25 PM
I assume the second bucket is your bottling bucket. You could clean and sanitize in there if
you like. I started by doing that, but I stopped after realizing that any dirt or grit or hair
that I clean...
Posted in thread: Brewmaster Controls' - National Homebrew Day Giveaway! on 03-22-2013 at 08:57 PM
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Posted in thread: Might as well on 03-22-2013 at 05:45 PM
Sounds like you have a great start going. Welcome to the forums!
Posted in thread: Wrong OG on Coopers lager?? on 03-19-2013 at 08:48 AM
Your gravity readings are a measure of the dissolved sugars in your wort. At any moment in
time, you can measure specific gravity (SG). Your first measurement of SG is called your
Original Gravity (OG...
Posted in thread: First time brewing! Few questions please on 03-19-2013 at 07:02 AM
After your boil and cooling, you will use the valve in the kettle to drain the wort into the
primary fermentation bucket. The racking cane (or autosiphon) would be used after primary
fermentation to t...