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Forum: DIY Projects 11-01-2012, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Haven't replied on this in awhile, but if you...

Haven't replied on this in awhile, but if you keep the probe in or right upto the fermentor, you wont' overshoot you're temp. The large termal mass will slow down the response enough to prevent it. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2012, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
back on topic...I'm shooting to brew this up with...

back on topic...I'm shooting to brew this up with my girlfriend this weekend. Her first beer! And the honey is going in at flameout. ;-)

And Wyeast 1028 would be a great yeast for any porter. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2012, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
1.000 is not impossible. The finishing gravity...

1.000 is not impossible. The finishing gravity takes into account the fact that alcohol weighs less than water so will make the gravity (relative density compared to water) "appear" to be with no...
Forum: Pilsner 08-15-2012, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Why 2 weeks at 66*? Is this so you don't have to...

Why 2 weeks at 66*? Is this so you don't have to age it as long?
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-06-2012, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-15-2012, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Thank you for sharing the experience! Was...

Thank you for sharing the experience!

Was there still yeast in the bottle or was it filtered? And what was the final gravity... You mentioned it was high?
Forum: DIY Projects 11-10-2011, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
If you're not DIY or electrically inclined, than...

If you're not DIY or electrically inclined, than the "all-in-one" option is deffinetly the way to go.

However:
1) The mechanical dial is not going to be as accurate as setting a finite...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-10-2011, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
1. Better accuracy 2. Adjustable differential ...

1. Better accuracy
2. Adjustable differential
3. Larger control range
4. Cheaper
Forum: Mead Forum 11-08-2011, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Costco! The only preservative is Ascorbic acid...

Costco! The only preservative is Ascorbic acid (vit C).
Forum: Mead Forum 11-08-2011, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Thanks GF.

Thanks GF.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-08-2011, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
I got the Cherry juice from Costco...last 2pk of...

I got the Cherry juice from Costco...last 2pk of half gallons they had. It was pretty cheap compared to other stores, I think $9 or so. At Meijer its like $20/g (in 32 oz bottles)!! I'm hoping to...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-07-2011, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Cherry Cyser recipe

Hello all,

I'm planning on making a Cherry Cyser with the following recipe. It should come in at about 13% ABV. Volume 6g.

10lbs Wildflower Honey
4g Apple Juice (no preservitive)
1g ...
Forum: Stout 11-04-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 239
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
-Roasted barley will get you some chocolate...

-Roasted barley will get you some chocolate taste.

-Freezing yeast is a bad idea. for what we are making (5g batches) pitching a regular yeast starter or a packet of yeast is fine.

-Search...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-04-2011, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
unless you're running it 1000', I doubt it will...

unless you're running it 1000', I doubt it will have anyeffect on the readings.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 11-04-2011, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
^see page 4.

^see page 4.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-25-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 106
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
If it's a mechanic relay you have (vs. a...

If it's a mechanic relay you have (vs. a solidstate relay), make sure the PID controller has a slow enough cycle time so you don't wear out your relay.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 10-22-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
I think he means to pull a decoction to raise it...

I think he means to pull a decoction to raise it to 157...then hold for 45 min.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Beersmith's FG is just a number based on 75%...

Beersmith's FG is just a number based on 75% attenuation. It does not take into account the yeast type, fermentation temp, mash temp, malt type, etc. etc. etc. etc. that really determines final...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2011, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
I think it's done. maybe you got a bad batch of...

I think it's done. maybe you got a bad batch of extract or you boiled to long and vigerous, but there's sugars there that yeast will not break down. you could try adding enzymes (the beno trick),...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2011, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
750,000 cells x 21,000mL x 23P = 358 Billion...

750,000 cells x 21,000mL x 23P = 358 Billion cells.

Well lesson learned...hopefully the US05 helps.

Good luck!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By Bjornbrewer
you pitched one packet of S04 into a 1.091 beer? ...

you pitched one packet of S04 into a 1.091 beer? dry? Yeah, bad idea. You should have had two packets rehydrated and even then that's a very floculant, low attenuating yeast. I would maybe think...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
Are you rehydrating before you pitch? you can...

Are you rehydrating before you pitch? you can lose up to half of viable yeast cells by not hydrating the yeast and you may be stressing the yeast that does survive, producing off flavors. Also, how...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-28-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,579
Posted By Bjornbrewer
4.5 is my average for AG, batch sparge. Add an...

4.5 is my average for AG, batch sparge. Add an hour for fly sparge. It really depends on how quickly you can heat the water and the wort to temp/boil.

But like Bernie said, why rush? If you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Bjornbrewer
oh, and rehydrate also.

oh, and rehydrate also.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2011, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Bjornbrewer
throw in both.

throw in both.
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