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    Completely Missed target OG

    Approx 81F or so.
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    Completely Missed target OG

    It must have been or else maybe the LHBS didn't measure the LME right? I'm completely confused.
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    Completely Missed target OG

    I guess that would make good sense except for that I took the measurement from the bottom, out of the spigot. Of note, it did take over an hour to chill down that wort using the bathtub...(yea, i need a wort chiller)
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    Completely Missed target OG

    Is it possible that the 1.5 gallons of water I added diluted it too far?
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    Completely Missed target OG

    Yesterday I brewed a recipe of mine that I've had great success with but completely missed the mark on the OG. Maybe someone could shed a little insight as to how I missed this? The recipe is as follows: Citrus IIPA MALT: 9.9 lbs of Briess pilsen LME 2.0 lbs of Weyermann Cara-red...
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    Frozen Beer

    Evening Gents, My roommate tossed a 6er of my grapefruit bomb IIPA in the freezer last night and forgot about them. Being at 9.0% abv, only about half the contents froze. Will this affect the taste of the beer at all? I was planning on giving these away and don't know if its going to cause...
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    Chilling wort with Ice

    thanks for all the input guys! I'm going to ice water bath it.
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    Chilling wort with Ice

    <20 minutes eliminates the haze? Awesome. That's been an issue, so makes sense. Now, I'm not a biologist; but I thought freezing water killed most bacteria. Is this not the case? Sorry, I'm an engineer by trade. Still learning this whole microbiology side of brewing.
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    Chilling wort with Ice

    Hm ok. First time I've heard of sterilizing tap water. But, I'll give it a go.
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    Chilling wort with Ice

    I do not own a wort chiller as of right now, and I'm brewing a couple kits tonight. Usually, I just submerge my wort in a bathtub filled with cool water, and it takes about an hour to get the temp down to pitch-friendly range. I was thinking, I dilute my wort eventually anyways as I normally...
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    Newbie Sanitation Question

    I have. Its continually hopped with a mix of simcoe & centennial, and it tasted pretty darned good, somewhat viscous mouthfeel, & very very hoppy. Expecting it to balance out in the bottle/keg.
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    Newbie Sanitation Question

    It fermented in my spare bedroom, which stays somewhere around 68-77F. I was an idiot (its my 4th brew, so I'm learning) and poured the whole damned pot into the fermenter; so there was a nice 2-4" layer of trub on the bottom that it sat on for 7 days before we racked to secondary. Think its an...
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    I hate the waiting game....

    The only solution to this problem is to buy more fermenters and brew every weekend, so that way you have a new beer coming out every week.:tank:
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    Newbie Sanitation Question

    Sounds good. Thanks!
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    Newbie Sanitation Question

    Greetings guys, I recently started homebrewing and have made a few kits successfully (all extract) from northernbrewer. A couple weeks back, I got that "itch" and decided to make my own recipe and see how it went. I ended up with an IIPA with a starting grav of 1.081, expected FG...
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