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Posted in thread: Mistake in The Craft of Stone Brewing on 11-12-2011 at 12:53 AM
Apparent vs. real extract is another big player. Hydrometers are great tools, but they are not
anything compared to a digital density meter, refractometer or GC.
Posted in thread: did a diacetyl rest and still buttery on 11-12-2011 at 12:50 AM
In the future, to really check for diacetyl (usually before reaching FG as above) you should
heat a small sample of it and then smell it. There are several posts about testing for diacetyl
this way on...
Posted in thread: growing high ABV yeast? on 11-12-2011 at 12:46 AM
Thanks guys, I figured someone would have done it so when the search featured failed I had a
feeling this would be the answer.Yep, just pitch a ton of yeast, and don't plan on reusing the
yeast after ...
Posted in thread: Porter FG high, should I pitch more yeast? on 11-12-2011 at 12:44 AM
anybody out there have any experience (good or bad) pitching a wine yeast to finish larger
beer?This will only solve your issue if:1. Your yeast is dead (too high of a cool-in temp or
was stressed ou...
Posted in thread: Where to buy graduated cylinder? on 04-05-2011 at 02:24 AM
Just get a cheap thin tube. Graduated cylinders are better than beakers or flask for measuring
volumes, but if you want to get accurate volumes, you need to be using volumetric
Posted in thread: How do you make a Belgian beer a quadruple? on 04-05-2011 at 02:21 AM
Short answer: lots and lots of sugar. Preferably candi sugar. Basically, it's a much bigger
(higher ABV) beer. Using sugar allows for an increase in alcohol without a huge increase in
body. The sugar ...
Posted in thread: COSTCO brand beer? on 03-20-2011 at 02:31 AM
As IffyG says, if you're short bottles, it's a quick and cheap way to some -- and they are
filled with average beer as an added bonus!
Posted in thread: apfelwein clearing, racking, secondarying, bottling question on 03-16-2011 at 05:58 PM
When bottling do I need to add priming sugar? After 4 weeks in the fermenter. or will it still
have enough sugar in the apfelwein to carbonate some?Yep. If the fermentation is finished (same
Posted in thread: Research Paper on beer! on 02-18-2011 at 09:19 PM
Sean O'Keefe's class, eh?Good stuff.
Posted in thread: Brooklyn Lager on 02-12-2011 at 01:26 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it contains both hops and malted grain.