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Forum: General Techniques Yesterday, 08:21 PM
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I agree that varying utilization rate is not the...

I agree that varying utilization rate is not the result of dissolved sugars, but this does not mean that the Tinseth formula, or others, are wrong. Proteins/hot break may be the real reason, but the...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback Yesterday, 02:22 PM
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Homeebrewtalk is a great forum. Anything you do...

Homeebrewtalk is a great forum. Anything you do to maintain/improve it is appreciated.
Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
I've found recent references from BYO, Glenn...

I've found recent references from BYO, Glenn Tinseth, and others who are highly qualified on the subject are also in disagreement. Here are some examples:...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
How about a 5 gallon bucket from Wal Mart? I just...

How about a 5 gallon bucket from Wal Mart? I just bought a bucket and lid for about $4.00. Of course, that could be another debate.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ncbrewer
I'm not sure what you mean by "inverted", but...

I'm not sure what you mean by "inverted", but it's normally used just like corn sugar - just not as much needed for the same effect. I've used it many times, both in the boil and for priming.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-24-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
With an extract brew, OG will be as planned as...

With an extract brew, OG will be as planned as long as you add the right amount of everything and have the volume as planned. Priming sugar won't change gravity nearly that much. Usually, it's a...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-24-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
Your OG is so low, I wonder if you got low...

Your OG is so low, I wonder if you got low conversion efficiency. Maybe a coarse crush.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2014, 07:30 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
To be clear, I've been using Danstar Munich Wheat...

To be clear, I've been using Danstar Munich Wheat Beer yeast - it might act different from 3068.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
I normally bottle hefeweizen after 2 weeks (and...

I normally bottle hefeweizen after 2 weeks (and confirming that gravity is stable) - never had a sulfur smell in the finished beer.
Forum: Introductions 08-24-2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
I think I had a wild yeast infection with my...

I think I had a wild yeast infection with my first all-grain batch, after about 40 extract batches without infection - similar to your problem. Assuming there is a tie-in with the all-grain process,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
I've read that it's best to boil the water for 5...

I've read that it's best to boil the water for 5 - 10 minutes, and then cool to rehydration temperature. It might not be technically necessary, but I always do it, just to be safe. What can it hurt?
Forum: Introductions 08-22-2014, 06:08 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
Welcome, and good luck with the learning - It's a...

Welcome, and good luck with the learning - It's a big part of what I like about brewing.
Forum: Introductions 08-22-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
Welcome to HBT.

Welcome to HBT.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
Personally, I wouldn't go much over 2.5 volumes...

Personally, I wouldn't go much over 2.5 volumes with recycled bottles. If you're using heavier bottles, no idea. (This is just my opinion, based on reading various articles - definitely not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
Maybe I missed something, but it doesn't look...

Maybe I missed something, but it doesn't look like there was any verification that the gravity was stable, so I see a potential for bottle bombs. Comments?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ncbrewer
Here are two links about fermenters: ...

Here are two links about fermenters:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/broken-glass-carboy-horror-stories-compendium-376523/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/vs-pro-con-analysis-109318/

I usually...
Forum: Introductions 08-19-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ncbrewer
Welcome.

Welcome.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2014, 05:02 PM
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I took the course the first time, and signed up...

I took the course the first time, and signed up for it the second time also because I saw a post that water chemistry would be included this time. Looking through the course outline, I don't see...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
[QUOTE=Yooper;6318549]Welcome to the obsession. ...

[QUOTE=Yooper;6318549]Welcome to the obsession. I'll try to give my answers to your questions, although many brewers do things a bit differently.
/QUOTE]

Lots of helpful stuff here.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ncbrewer
You can check for kraeusen by getting the room...

You can check for kraeusen by getting the room dark and setting a flashlight on the lid shining down. Kraeusen will show up through the side of the bucket. Less chance of contamination than pulling...
Forum: Brew Science 08-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By ncbrewer
Great post AJ. Thanks.

Great post AJ. Thanks.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ncbrewer
I couldn't stop wondering about this, so I went...

I couldn't stop wondering about this, so I went through all my notes. On the site http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Batch_Sparging_Analysis under "Effect of the pre-boil volume": "Assuming a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ncbrewer
I doubt if I could find it, but I think the...

I doubt if I could find it, but I think the Braukaiser site talks about flavor problems if you boil too long.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By ncbrewer
I understand this time water chemistry will be...

I understand this time water chemistry will be included. Is this right?
Forum: Brew Science 08-11-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By ncbrewer
This sounds kind of like a problem APA that I...

This sounds kind of like a problem APA that I had. The LHBS owner volunteered to taste one and said it tasted just like a Belgian Wit. He thought it was infected with either lacto or a wild yeast.
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