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Old 02-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #2651
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Really...Have you checked what your hydrometer reads in distilled water? Not sure I have ever seen a beer finish this dry with an all malt grain bill
No I have not. I have two hydros and will test both in distilled water to make sure each reads 1.000. Thanks for the tip! We can always learn more, can we not?

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #2652
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No I have not. I have two hydros and will test both in distilled water to make sure each reads 1.000. Thanks for the tip! We can always learn more, can we not?
We Can! Which is why I await your results Not that it couldn't be accurate, it just sounds a bit off considering you boiled off more than expected - so your wort SG probably should have been higher and I'd also expect the FG to be higher.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #2653
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Picking the ingredients up to brew this the original way it was written. I'll brew Saturday, and I'm looking forward to this one. Need to have a good everyday after work beer on hand. This seems to fit that role perfect.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:53 AM   #2654
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Thanks Mr. Muncher, nice quaffer. I put this on tap next to my DIPA and blend this into many different configurations. Tonight it's just straight-up.



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Old 02-08-2013, 09:00 AM   #2655
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So this was my first AG... was in my LHBS picking up the list and I guess you shouldn't text n shop but I grabbed Victory instead of Vienna LOL. Just bottled last night and I couldn't help myself from tasting.. oh my is this tasty.. after a quick 2 week conditioning I believe ima keg another... thanks for such a simple delicious brew... God I love this site

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #2656
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Attempted this as my first AG brew. I realized that my math was wrong very quickly on how much strike water I needed so after putting the grain in, I had to add about 4 quarts more (d'oh!). Other than that it went pretty smooth, learned from my mistakes so now the next batch will be perfect.

Considering that I had to top it off once it was in the primary because I was a little low, my OG was 1.030 for a 2.5 gallon batch. I see that the goal was 1.040 for a 5, what should I be aiming for with this recipe in a 2.5?

Just the smell and taste of the sample I pulled out for the hydrometer already has me excited. I can't wait to see the finished product!

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #2657
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Yes, OG should be the same regardless of the size of the batch. No worries though, it was your first AG brew so you will find ways to get your efficiency a little higher. Or you can simply add some more grains to your grain bill to make up for the lower efficiency and hit that OG on the nose!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #2658
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Does this look normal? It has been in the fermenter for 10 days, i just opened, and still saw a ton of junk on top.

Brewed January 29 2013 Gravity 1052, Gravity 1008 2/8/2013

I'm wondering if I should rack this to a carboy, and let it sit another 3 or 4 days.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #2659
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I just did a search on YouTube for washing yeast. It's so easy. Yeast has always been the most expensive item when buying ingredients. This is going to save much $$$$$$ over time & ultimately make a better beer.

I just ordered PacMan special & it took 2 weeks from my LHBS.

I've had very good luck with liquid yeast, a starter, & a stir plate! I made my own stir plate for $5 with instructions I found on HBT. My beer just keeps getting better & better.

Thanks Guys!
Search for "do you know how to make a yeast starter? Then why not farm yeast and freeze It?" Pretty good stuff and what I plan on doing as I get more experience.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #2660
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Does this look normal? It has been in the fermenter for 10 days, i just opened, and still saw a ton of junk on top.

Brewed January 29 2013 Gravity 1052, Gravity 1008 2/8/2013

I'm wondering if I should rack this to a carboy, and let it sit another 3 or 4 days.
So what do you think, rack this into a bottling bucket, and bottle, or rack it to a carboy for another 3 or 4 days to clear up?
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