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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Moonraker
Ah, this I was not aware of. Excellent, thanks....

Ah, this I was not aware of. Excellent, thanks. My faith in physics may be restored.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Moonraker
I read somewhere here that you get more flavour...

I read somewhere here that you get more flavour out of the hops if you let them roam free. I used to use hop bags and still got a fair amount of sludge. Now I just pour everything through muslin into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Moonraker
Sorry, I should have at least said thankyou for...

Sorry, I should have at least said thankyou for the response - was in a hurry to get out the door and to the pub.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Moonraker
The 1.058 is after the mash, so mash time, grain...

The 1.058 is after the mash, so mash time, grain mill size etc not a factor after that point. I had 77% mash efficiency , which I'm happy enough with.

I did forget to factor in loss to hop sludge,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Moonraker
Disappearing Gravity

Mash today gave me 6.25 gallons at 1.058 (1.041 @ 145F). Before pitching I had 5.0 gallons at 1.064 (1.062 @ 80F). I would have expected to get 1.072 (i.e. 58 x 6.25 / 5).

Is there a rational...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-28-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By Moonraker
Beer Rescue

So, I was brewing what was supposed to be an Imperial IPA a couple of months back and in a moment of madness, threw in all the DME I had on hand in an improvised attempt at pushing the envelope.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Moonraker
Awesome, thanks guys. I'll grab some tincture.

Awesome, thanks guys. I'll grab some tincture.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Moonraker
Pharmacy iodine for testing for starch

Planning my first mash tomorrow and I went to the pharmacy to get some iodine so that I could test for remaining starches after conversion. There were two alternatives - tincture of iodine (2%...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,022
Posted By Moonraker
OK, I've moved my tank out onto the (shady) deck...

OK, I've moved my tank out onto the (shady) deck and stuck a small plastic table over it, that should keep it protected from the worst of the elements and out of direct sunlight. I'm not convinced...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,037
Posted By Moonraker
Does anyone have a recipe for that?

Does anyone have a recipe for that?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,022
Posted By Moonraker
So ... uh ... I shouldn't keep mine in the garage?

So ... uh ... I shouldn't keep mine in the garage?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-18-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By Moonraker
I always get foam when bottling, but that's due...

I always get foam when bottling, but that's due to using StarSan to sanitise the bottles before filling them...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Moonraker
Carboy hadn't been opened. I try to minimize...

Carboy hadn't been opened. I try to minimize exposure.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Moonraker
Aaaaaaaand it tastes fine. Nothing sour or...

Aaaaaaaand it tastes fine. Nothing sour or vinegary or cheesy.

Panic over; I just hadn't seen anything quite like that floating on top of the beer in any of my previous batches, and that combined...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Moonraker
It smells pretty bad, kinda rotten-fruity,...

It smells pretty bad, kinda rotten-fruity, although that got better after a couple of days, but I read somewhere on HBT that I shouldn't worry about the smell from WLP530.

Thanks for all the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Moonraker
So ... Is this what i think it is?

Had a longer than usual lag time, later noticed the yeast was past date (lesson learned), and when kreusen fell a few days later I appear to have my first infection.

Is it what I think it is and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Moonraker
Update: mixing well with a long plastic paddle...

Update: mixing well with a long plastic paddle ($3.95 from LHBS) did the trick. I also added some (2 gallons) of the top-up water before the wort went in, so that the heavy stuff wasn't just sitting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Moonraker
also, the 'search' function is your friend.

also, the 'search' function is your friend.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-04-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Moonraker
I should have known there would be a solution for...

I should have known there would be a solution for sale... I think I'll get a paddle too and mix well in the bucket before racking to the primary, then try the degasser there. Maybe take multiple SG...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-04-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Moonraker
Yet another "OG lower than expected" thread

Steeped 1lb Crystal 40 at 155 for 30 minutes, removed grain, took to the boil, added and dissolved 8lbs light DME. Hopville says OG should be 1.076, I measured 1.054 at 70 degrees = 1.055 at 60. Low...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-04-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By Moonraker
On the basis of that response I headed out to...

On the basis of that response I headed out to Target for an 18 gallon plastic storage tote. $6.49 or thereabouts. Got something like 10 gallons of water in it and rotating one or two 1-gallon water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Moonraker
Treadmill/Vibration

I'm thinking of moving fermentation from the kitchen to "my room" which, naturally enough for "my room", is full of SWMBO's stuff, including her treadmill, which would be 15 feet or so from the fv.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By Moonraker
I have one place in the house that stays at a...

I have one place in the house that stays at a steady 70 degrees. Is it really worth the effort of maintaining a swamp cooler to drop another 5 degrees or so? Like, is a steady 70 significantly worse...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Moonraker
That seems a little unfair...

That seems a little unfair...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By Moonraker
You win at life.

You win at life.
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