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Old 12-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #1281
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Agreed on the DFH 90. The bottles I've had have tasted so hot that the hops were over powered. Maybe it was an anomaly, but I would much rather have the 60.
I've heard the 60 was better now from more than a few brewers so ill make that one next.


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Old 12-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #1282
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I realize its obvious, but I like the picture. I find that I brew more often when I make pre-measured "kits" of the grains, hops, additions. If I see some extra time, I can choose a style and go. I usually have 2 to 4 ready. I use free icing buckets from the bakery.
Labrat, great idea. I'll be making a couple of go to kits today now!


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Old 12-02-2012, 05:02 PM   #1283
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that is a good idea....i should prepare some when i get my buckets
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #1284
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what is your yield on a one gallon batch?

i use a one gallon glass carboy for my fermenters, and i always top out just a touch over a gallon on brew day

i'm getting about 6 pints, after loss to trub, and a little bit for hydrometers, etc.

it seems to me that i lose a lot, but maybe not, so i'm looking for comparisons
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #1285
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depends on my fermentation/ First batch i got 10 12oz bottles out of 2nd batch i got 9. I have a feeling out of my ris ill get 6-7
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the batch i just bottled was EXACTLY 6 - one pint bottles + 1 hyrdometer, so i basically lost a quart of beer to trub, yeast cake, etc.
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That would have been 8 12oz bottles
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yep... seems like i'm losing more than i should
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in case anyone cares, home brewed American Wheat pairs rather nicely wiht take out sechwan (sp), and sunday football.

now, i just need for the bears to cooperate.
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@Dads....Go Bears...

I'm brewing my 1-gallon Warrior SmaSH right now. I think I'm going to need a more sensitive scale that will read tenths of grams. I was measuring out my yeast and my regular food scale wasn't giving me an accurate reading...ugh. Oh well I'm moving forward...

EDIT: I bought a refractometer yesterday at the HBS...pretty excited to try it...I git tried of breaking glass hydrometers.


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