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Old 07-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #291
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When the temps go over 100 outside my House will be in the mid 90's. It went out the week of the fourth and I thought it was fixed.



 
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #292
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you can put it in a tub with cold water and put a tshirt of the carboy. As the water wicks up the shirt it will evaporate and help cool it down. You can also put some frozen bottles of water in there with it that will help too.


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Old 08-24-2012, 01:48 AM   #293
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Its time for batch number 2 for the year. I think im gonna try it with the watermelon juice from kroger this time if they still have it.
Did you use the store bought juice?

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:10 AM   #294
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Not yet I have the beer in primary right now and need to look for the juice and see if I can find it still or not.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #295
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I found the juice at the store again and added it to secondary. It tastes just as good as cutting up a melon and juicing it yourself and its a lot easier. I will keep using it as ling as I can find it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:03 PM   #296
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apologies if this question has already been answered in this thread, but do we know what the impact of adding 4 cups of watermelon juice in a 5 gallon batch is on our specific gravity?

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:45 PM   #297
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apologies if this question has already been answered in this thread, but do we know what the impact of adding 4 cups of watermelon juice in a 5 gallon batch is on our specific gravity?

thanks...
-KD
I don't remember off the top of my head. I took a gravity reading of the juice when I made it and can't find what it was. The gravity will depend on the ripeness of the melon. The number 1.035 stands out in my mind for some reason though. If you add 4 cups its not going to make that much more alcohol.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:03 PM   #298
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Ben -
i saw an old post where you came up with a gravity reading of 40 (1.04) for pure watermelon juice...

here's where i'm confused: that's 40 points per pound per gallon, right?

so if I use 4 cups, which should be about 2lbs of watermelon juice (working off the fact that a gallon of milk weighs 9 lbs, so a quart should weigh about 2 lbs... and yes, I know that milk is not equal to watermelon juice), that's about 80 points, divided by 5 gallons = 16 points of gravity? that is not insignificant...

thoughts?

is my math bad? (it very well may be...)

 
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:20 PM   #299
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Ben -
i saw an old post where you came up with a gravity reading of 40 (1.04) for pure watermelon juice...

here's where i'm confused: that's 40 points per pound per gallon, right?

so if I use 4 cups, which should be about 2lbs of watermelon juice (working off the fact that a gallon of milk weighs 9 lbs, so a quart should weigh about 2 lbs... and yes, I know that milk is not equal to watermelon juice), that's about 80 points, divided by 5 gallons = 16 points of gravity? that is not insignificant...

thoughts?

is my math bad? (it very well may be...)
It would be the same as adding .5 gallons of water and .45 pounds of dry malt. It will only raise the gravity .004 points
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:19 PM   #300
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Ben -

thanks for the reply... I'm not doubting you, but can you explain how you came up with: "It would be the same as adding .5 gallons of water and .45 pounds of dry malt. It will only raise the gravity .004 points"

thanks...



 
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