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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By peterj
Well just because the corrected gravity may not...

Well just because the corrected gravity may not be exactly right, that doesn't mean the uncorrected gravity of 1.018 is right. 1.018 is definitely NOT correct. The only question is how far off is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 137
Posted By peterj
From what I've heard and read, correcting the...

From what I've heard and read, correcting the reading for that high of a temperature is not very accurate. You should cool your sample down to at least 80 degrees before you take the reading. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By peterj
I agree, but 62F is pretty low. You can safely...

I agree, but 62F is pretty low. You can safely raise the temp to 65-68F with no ill effects. Obviously you shouldn't raise it high enough to cause off flavors.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-28-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By peterj
I think you'll probably be fine. While a 90...

I think you'll probably be fine. While a 90 minute boil is recommended with pilsner malt, I think as long as you had a pretty vigorous boil you will have gotten rid of most of the DMS in the 65...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-27-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By peterj
Wow, 3 ounces in a 1 gallon batch is A LOT! Even...

Wow, 3 ounces in a 1 gallon batch is A LOT! Even half that would be a really hoppy IPA. What was your recipe?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By peterj
Yeah trying a variety of yeasts is a great idea! ...

Yeah trying a variety of yeasts is a great idea!

And as long as you correct the reading you should be just fine. There are just always tons of stuck fermentation threads that actually turn out to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By peterj
Oh really? I've never really heard anything bad...

Oh really? I've never really heard anything bad about it. Here's a long thread about it that I'm subscribed to that has mostly positive reviews:...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By peterj
Just so you know, refractometers will not give...

Just so you know, refractometers will not give accurate gravity readings after fermentation has begun. The alcohol present skews the reading. You can use an online calculator...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,949
Posted By peterj
I'm not trying to be a "know it all" or show...

I'm not trying to be a "know it all" or show anyone up. Again, I'm sorry if it came off that way. I've just heard a lot of people quote that you have to chill beers for a few days to let the liquid...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By peterj
I can't see the link, I think it's marked as...

I can't see the link, I think it's marked as Private or something.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-24-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By peterj
I didn't really pay attention to your specific...

I didn't really pay attention to your specific strain, but mmb is right. I've heard that yeast is pretty finicky. I would definitely take gravity readings and try to heat it up into the 90s F to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By peterj
One tube was definitely an underpitch. Next time...

One tube was definitely an underpitch. Next time I would use a yeast calculator (http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html) and make an appropriately sized starter. Or use dry yeast.

That being...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,949
Posted By peterj
I'm not being pedantic or trying to win an...

I'm not being pedantic or trying to win an argument on technicalities or anything. It wasn't just that parts of your post were "technically incorrect". It was that the main point and conclusion you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,949
Posted By peterj
This is incorrect. The solubility of gas in a...

This is incorrect. The solubility of gas in a liquid is dependent on temperature and pressure. You are ignoring the pressure component above. Lower temperatures allow more CO2 to be dissolved, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,949
Posted By peterj
You're correct, that's not how it works. The CO2...

You're correct, that's not how it works. The CO2 isn't all in the headspace and needing to be absorbed into the beer. As I said earlier:



When I try my bottled beers I almost always only...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By peterj
103-105F is higher than most instructions say,...

103-105F is higher than most instructions say, but I don't think it's too high. As long as it wasn't any higher than that, you should be just fine. That's not high enough to start killing any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By peterj
I'm sure 3/4 cups will be fine. It doesn't have...

I'm sure 3/4 cups will be fine. It doesn't have to be completely exact. It all depends on how much beer you actually ended up with and the highest temperature the beer was at during fermentation. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By peterj
You can still add the missing water if you're...

You can still add the missing water if you're sure about your volumes. Just boil it and cool it to remove all of the dissolved oxygen and to sanitize it. Then pour (or better yet siphon) it in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By peterj
Also, did you take your OG reading of 1.075...

Also, did you take your OG reading of 1.075 before or after you added the corn sugar?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By peterj
2 weeks is not long enough. Just wait longer. ...

2 weeks is not long enough. Just wait longer. If anything I would say 3/4 cups is on the high side for priming.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By peterj
Yeah, I'm confused too. Can you give us all of...

Yeah, I'm confused too. Can you give us all of the numbers from your last brew? Like mash volume, sparge volume, runoff volume, preboil volume, preboil gravity, post boil volume in the kettle, post...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,949
Posted By peterj
When the temperature of the beer drops the...

When the temperature of the beer drops the capacity to absorb CO2 will go up, but there needs to be a source for the CO2. The yeast is only creating large amounts of CO2 during the first vigorous...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By peterj
Wait, what? So are you hitting your preboil...

Wait, what? So are you hitting your preboil gravity? If that's the case then it sounds like you're just not boiling off as much as you're predicting. And in that case you should just change your...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-23-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By peterj
Oh yeah, didn't catch the room temp part. I...

Oh yeah, didn't catch the room temp part. I agree with using corn sugar in that case.

EDIT: I mean, you an still force carb if you want. You would just have to set the PSI pretty high.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-22-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By peterj
3 weeks is more than enough time to force carb in...

3 weeks is more than enough time to force carb in a keg. You can do the set it and forget method with that much time.
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