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Old 07-25-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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I racked by Scottish Ale to secondary and it only came up to the 4 gal line on my ale pail. I doubt i lost a gallon to evaporation while boiling, and I was careful enough when measuring the water that theres no way i forgot an entire gallon of water. I filter the water then pour it to a corresponding line on my pot that I established (and clearly marked) in the past as the correct waterline. I know the lines on the ale pails are not exact but i shouldn't be this far off, and i haven't been drinking enough to misread the scale on the ale pail (yet). This should result in a heavier, stronger beer right?

But apparently i've been drinking enough to type bear instead of beer in the title ><

Can a Mod fix this and make me look less retarded pls




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Old 07-25-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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Do you want to end up with more beer? Don't bother with a secondary. Hang out on HBT a while and you will see most of us just leave it in the primary for three or four weeks. Every time you transfer beer you loose some. Just be lazy like the rest of us.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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That's 'cause you don't have beer fairies to protect you.





I'm lucky, mine are hot....

You really need to make sure to leave a bottle capful of wort for them, as tribute. You do that and they will keep the beergnomes at bay.

If you don't, THIS is what ends up hanging out in your beer closet.

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Old 07-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
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They might be good gnomes--the one time I had a bear in my primary, he drank all my beer.

I always lose a bit to trub, but a gallon is too much. Did you have a lot of blowoff? I'm inclined to think one of the measurements was off (the ale pail markings aren't always exactly accurate, either).
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So if you don't have a beer fairy the gnomes will steal bears out of your primary?
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:34 PM   #7
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Ain't no faieires around here...must be gnomes...

This presents a dilemma...I really I don't want to do a live catch and release...they'll just come back...
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I racked by Scottish Ale to secondary and it only came up to the 4 gal line on my ale pail. I doubt i lost a gallon to evaporation while boiling, and I was careful enough when measuring the water that theres no way i forgot an entire gallon of water. I filter the water then pour it to a corresponding line on my pot that I established (and clearly marked) in the past as the correct waterline. I know the lines on the ale pails are not exact but i shouldn't be this far off, and i haven't been drinking enough to misread the scale on the ale pail (yet). This should result in a heavier, stronger beer right?

But apparently i've been drinking enough to type bear instead of beer in the title ><

Can a Mod fix this and make me look less retarded pls
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apparently i've been drinking enough to type bear instead of beer in the title ><

Can a Mod fix this and make me look less retarded pls


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Damn Revvy, I need a beer fairy this this one, does she have a sister?


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