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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Hermit
I always leave my gravity sample out. Nothing...

I always leave my gravity sample out. Nothing new here.
Forum: Brew Science Yesterday, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Hermit
They start out with more malt?

They start out with more malt?
Forum: Brew Science Yesterday, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Hermit
Brewmakers used to throw all kinds of crap into...

Brewmakers used to throw all kinds of crap into their beers. This is the reason for the German purity laws. It is postulated that the introduction of glassware, especially when it became available...
Forum: Brew Science 08-20-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Hermit
Basically, yes. Calcium chloride also adds...

Basically, yes. Calcium chloride also adds calcium instead of sodium. Win/win. AJ has talked about this quite a bit.
Forum: Brew Science 08-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Hermit
Check out the water primer. They guys in Munich...

Check out the water primer. They guys in Munich may well be using acid malt to get the desired results. They may not be brewing with the published water profile. The mash profile needs a certain...
Forum: Brew Science 08-19-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Hermit
As someone that is supposed to cut back on sodium...

As someone that is supposed to cut back on sodium it is alarming what now tastes salty to me. It is surprising how many prepared foods depend on sodium for flavor. That said people aren't expecting...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Hermit
6.5 gal is too big to secondary in if you are...

6.5 gal is too big to secondary in if you are making a 5 gallon batch. You want as little head space as possible.
Forum: Brew Science 08-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,033
Posted By Hermit
Given the meter is listed for pH 0 to 14 why is...

Given the meter is listed for pH 0 to 14 why is there even an option for "Sample was out of range"? I would really like to know what they thought you could test under zero or above 14. Having the...
Forum: Brew Science 08-17-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Hermit
Unless you know the judges and respect their...

Unless you know the judges and respect their opinions don't worry to much about it. I have a hand full of people whose palate I trust AND know I will get an honest opinion from. While contests and...
Forum: Brew Science 08-16-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Hermit
To answer the original question. One day while...

To answer the original question. One day while driving home from Pittsburgh I happened to catch "Science Friday". The guy being interviewed said that the odor you smell at a public pool is not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Hermit
Sounds to me like you bought a package of dead...

Sounds to me like you bought a package of dead yeast. You brew shop owes you.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Hermit
Copper in the boil is a plus. Copper once...

Copper in the boil is a plus. Copper once fermentation starts is a NO. This is only from reading. I know people that get away using it in jockey boxes but that is pretty short term.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 387
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Posted By Hermit
Someone else, or maybe you, did bring this up...

Someone else, or maybe you, did bring this up earlier in this thread.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By Hermit
I can't find it either. Just something I read...

I can't find it either. Just something I read somewhere and it stuck. Is it true? Who knows. If we quote it enough it will become true, at least on the internet. :cross:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Hermit
Check out the brewer's friend calculator. I...

Check out the brewer's friend calculator. I think it gave me a higher cell count when doing a one step starter. This was based on Kai's own experiments I believe.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Hermit
You put the candy sugar in the secondary? I like...

You put the candy sugar in the secondary? I like the coffee filter. I soak my in star san and then wring it out a bit. It dries quickly enough regardless. Probably overkill.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Hermit
Boo. :mad:

Boo. :mad:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Hermit
Please tell us you have a picture of that. ...

Please tell us you have a picture of that. :rockin:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,414
Posted By Hermit
If you know your sources, then pretty good chance...

If you know your sources, then pretty good chance you get the viability you expect. I have no problem with that. However, even one pack my be more than you need for that. I think we need to think in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By Hermit
Wasn't Pacman yeast cultured from slurry someone...

Wasn't Pacman yeast cultured from slurry someone found in the back of their fridge after 20 years or something? 4? Not such a big deal. :D
Forum: Brew Science 08-11-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Hermit
Depends on your tastes. Overall the water doesn't...

Depends on your tastes. Overall the water doesn't seem too bad. You could up the chloride if you like malty beers or the sulfate if you like hoppy depending on the recipe. I'd suggest putting the...
Forum: Brew Science 08-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Hermit
Do we know this? I've see it disputed.

Do we know this? I've see it disputed.
Forum: Brew Science 08-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By Hermit
It does tell you that you have chloromines so...

It does tell you that you have chloromines so you will have to treat your water accordingly.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-11-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By Hermit
You asked a question and I answered it. You may...

You asked a question and I answered it. You may make beer anyway you wish. That is your right. However, please don't pass off beers brewed out of style off as that style. Note that post has a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-10-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Hermit
Better yet, do a full batch and pressure can it.

Better yet, do a full batch and pressure can it.
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