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Old 10-18-2007, 12:51 AM   #21

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Is there a reason to hurry up and cool the runnings vs. just letting the sample sit and cool to room temp while you are busy brewing?
If you're taking the sample for the purpose of knowing when to halt your runnings you need to know immediately. That's the reason I'm going to be getting a refractometer, instant readings and you only need a drop or two of wort. If you're batch sparging it's really not an issue at all. Just run out to your boil amount and be done. Your sparge water isn't in contact with the grains long enough to extract tannins.


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Old 10-18-2007, 05:25 AM   #22
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Is there a reason to hurry up and cool the runnings vs. just letting the sample sit and cool to room temp while you are busy brewing?
If you miss your target gravity you may want to adjust or sparge more


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Old 10-18-2007, 05:58 AM   #23
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If you miss your target gravity you may want to adjust or sparge more
yep if im high I start hop additions early so I have more beer, if im low I boil it down more and have less beer.

 
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:29 AM   #24
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Ok, continue the intelligent discussion...
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:19 PM   #25
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Now I understand. Figured you just adjust at end of boil and cooling like w/extract brews.
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I just take the reading hot and adjust for temp.



 
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