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  • Posted in thread: Mistake in The Craft of Stone Brewing on 11-12-2011 at 01:53 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 01:50 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 01:46 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 01:44 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
    gravity t...

  • Posted in thread: Research Paper on beer! on 02-18-2011 at 10:19 PM
    Sean O'Keefe's class, eh?Good stuff.

  • Posted in thread: Brooklyn Lager on 02-12-2011 at 02:26 AM
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say it contains both hops and malted grain.