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  1. daphatgrant

    OG too high?

    Non beer kit recipes (only tried a few) are usually pretty close to the OG that was intended, maybe slightly higher, I've never missed my OG. Other than ciders that I've made I'm pretty sure all of my OG's were at least a few points above the target OG or range. I bought beersmith a while ago...
  2. daphatgrant

    OG too high?

    I don't have the preboil gravity, I have the rest though. And by final volume I was referring what I was able to put in the fermenter, the kettle was essentially empty so pretty much the same thing I guess. I'm thinking that my efficiency is just higher than MoreBeer expects, can't complain if...
  3. daphatgrant

    OG too high?

    Hydrometer with just water is reading 1.002 so it appears it's a little off. Thanks for that! I should have been able to come up with the water test on my own. Multi-vessel/all grain/self milled and I've had the same experience with them always being at least somewhat higher than expected. Good...
  4. daphatgrant

    OG too high?

    Sorry, I went back and double checked, the Black IPA wasn't a full .010 higher but .060 higher than the max. Checking the hydrometer in water now.
  5. daphatgrant

    OG too high?

    Hey HBT, I made two 5gal brews today, a Black IPA and a Cream Ale, both MoreBeer kits, and I was about a full. 010 high on the OG on both. I need to clarify that my hydrometer jar is MIA so I ended up using the tube that the hydrometer came in. That couldn't have changed the reading could it? I...
  6. daphatgrant

    Liquid yeast shelf life

    Thanks for the responses guys! I did end up ordering a couple vials of WLP001 for a couple IPA's I'm going to try making next week. The 3rd one I ordered as a back up/next batch. Haven't ever looked at them before, I'll be checking them out, thanks for the info! I wouldn't imagine so, I do...
  7. daphatgrant

    Liquid yeast shelf life

    Hello everyone, I'm still relatively new to home brewing with about 20 batches under my belt but I've started to notice a consistent "issue" with my beers. I keep getting an odd lightly sweet aftertaste in my beers, especially noticable in IPAs and other light ales. I've tried lowering my...
  8. daphatgrant

    How much water to start with?

    Hello HBT, I’ve got a couple questions When figuring out how much water I need when beginning my brew day I need some help. I’ve looked around and it looks like using 3 formulas and adding them together might be a good starting point?. For mashing: X lbs grain * 1.1 qts water /4 = X gal water...
  9. daphatgrant

    Rubbermaid Cooler replacement washer/gasket.

    Am I the only one that still uses these or has lost one? Lol :p
  10. daphatgrant

    Win a Spike Brewing CF5 Conical Unitank!

    In for the win, thanks Spike and HBT!
  11. daphatgrant

    Rubbermaid Cooler replacement washer/gasket.

    I appear to have lost it, does anyone have any suggestions on where to get another? This is the part that I'm referring to. I've found whole faucet assemblies for sale for around $6 which isn't bad but I figured I'd check to see if anyone knew of where to buy just the washer as I wouldn't...
  12. daphatgrant

    WLP002 for hard cider

    I'm going to give this a try, I was planning on using Nottinham Ale Yeast but accidently used that on a Porter and now have a WLP-002 left over. Don't rush your brew day, lol.
  13. daphatgrant

    Repurpose 20# CO2 Fire Extinguisher

    Thanks, I had read that as well. I'll probably go ahead and disassemble the tank (after relieving all the pressure) and see what I'm working with. Worst case I'll just give it to the extinguisher place when I get my other tanks filled. Good thought, I'm not out anything if it doesn't work out...
  14. daphatgrant

    Repurpose 20# CO2 Fire Extinguisher

    Hey HBT, I've got an interesting one for you. I just got the opportunity to pick up a 20# CO2 fire extinguisher for free. It's still partially charged, it came fully charged but I had to mess around with it some :D. While trying to decide what to do with it a few thoughts came to mind...
  15. daphatgrant

    Closed Transfer questions

    Question are in red if you want to skip the backstory. Hey HBT, I just did my first closed transfer, all in all it seemed to go pretty smoothly but I am left with a few questions. I'll mention that I'm using the SSBrewtech Brewbucket with the little racking arm. In the past with the fermenter...
  16. daphatgrant

    Where to buy short propane hose?

    Hey guys, I ended up buying hoses from gashosesandregulators.com. I called them up and spoke to them, very friendly. Here's what I picked up, https://gashosesandregulators.com/searchproducts.php?srch=100194, I bought the 2 footers for my project.
  17. daphatgrant

    Secondary regulator calibration

    All set and working, had a few minor leaks but all good now :). I ended up throwing a 90 on the end so I could get the secondary assembly into the corner.
  18. daphatgrant

    Fermentation OK?

    Thanks!
  19. daphatgrant

    Fermentation OK?

    Hey HBT, just dry hopped my Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye clone and snapped a pic when I had the lid cracked. I'm pretty sure it's doing fine but wanted another opinion.
  20. daphatgrant

    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Yesterday - 5.5gal of Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
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