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Old 11-21-2012, 02:56 PM   #31
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Mar 2012
Mohave Valley, Az
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Originally Posted by JuiceyJay View Post
I didn't take out the clumps, they dissolved before it was done boiling, but it was a pain in the ass.

With pre mixing dme, I only want to use enough to make like a paste right?
DME can really be a pain when it clumps, I was having my wife pour it in real slow while I stirred, that worked ok, then she says to me why don't you pre mix it in cold water that way it wont clump up? It works great.

Not really a paste, more like thin pancake batter so you can just pour it in, just make sure your pot can handle it all.

Hope this helps make your brewing days easy'r, it sure did for me.

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Green beer sucks, let it age/condition/finish and become great before drinking it. WileECoyote

Good/Great beer takes time! if you want a quick beer go to the store or bar!

Things come and go. Good beer will live on for ever ! WileECoyote

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #32
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I tried having the wife pour it in slow while I stirred and the steam basically made it clump up and stick to the bag, I took a potato masher (sterilized) and had a go at the clumps in the boil! I'm going to pre mix it next time.

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by fall-line View Post
Personally, I use a blowoff tube in every batch with an OG over about 1.050. If
These days I start with a blowoff for every beer. I just did a 1.048 hoppy wheat beer that fermented so aggressively it almost completely clogged the first blow off. Had that been an airlock I would have had a mess on my hands.

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #34
Nov 2012
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Originally Posted by Jukas View Post
These days I start with a blowoff for every beer. [snip] Had that been an airlock I would have had a mess on my hands.
OK, I'm convinced. I just got a 6.5 gal carboy, thinking I could avoid a blowoff tube. First batch of Hefeweizen blew right to the top!

How long do you leave the BO in your fermentor? All through primary or just while it's shooting krausen?

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