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    Average time to complete fermentation

    Well I measured SG using the Hydrometer and it came out as 1.011 which is target FG and the beer tastes as a SMASH should - alot of Simcoe flavors, lighter on malt flavor and nice bitterness without being sweet. I will continue to check for another couple of days to make sure SG is stable and...
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    Average time to complete fermentation

    Thanks for the information Marc1. I was using a pH meter - maybe the water was high pH than I thought. I have what they say is a good pH meter but it is hard to calc to be accurate. cheers!
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    Average time to complete fermentation

    Thank you bracconiere! Cheers!
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    Average time to complete fermentation

    Thank you Bailey and Hotbeer. I appreciate the help. Cheers!
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    Average time to complete fermentation

    I am using a refractometer. Cheers!
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    Average time to complete fermentation

    Hi All, I would apperciate some advice on what your average times to complete fermentation for all grain brewing an IPA. I know there are several variables involved. I am currently fermenting a SMASH IPA and here is some key items: Grain bill was 14 lb. of Ireks Pale Ale Malt 2 oz of...
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    Mash Temps importance

    Thanks All - I'm glad to hear your ideas!
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    Mash Temps importance

    What is everyone's thought around temperature variations after Mash in? Here is how I have been brewing single infusion mashes: 1.) I use a indirect heat mash Tun - which means I preheat the mash water around ten degrees hotter than I need using a propare burner and move it to the tun. The...
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    Met target SG - beer still fermenting

    Thank you both for the information. I appreciate it!
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    Met target SG - beer still fermenting

    Hello, For latest batch (APA) I have reached target SG within 4 days (from 1.052 to 1.012). I still see active fermentation via regular release of Co2 through blow off tube. What option is best: 1.) Let it continue to ferment until no signs of CO2 releasing resulting in a lower than expected...
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    Rice hulls for boil kettle

    Here is an example of the runoff tube: the end of the tube is very close to the bottom of the kettle. It can block larger material to some degree. Here is an example of the chiller: It connects to a garden hose. Water passes through the coils and cools the wort based on the ambient temp of...
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    Rice hulls for boil kettle

    As far as rice hulls in the boil my general rule is not to have any type of grain in the boil as it may cause flavor, aroma, or clarity issues in the finished beer. I have in the past used rice hulls in the mash however care is needed to not use too much because it may result to a quick run off...
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    I have a strong bitters in the fermenter, should be racking to the keg this weekend :)
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    Oraka Spring water profile for beer styles

    Thanks for the advice! Cheers!
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    Oraka Spring water profile for beer styles

    Hello All, I have been looking at Ozarka Spring water for brewing due to the tap water being almost undrinkable and the filtering I have at the house (Berkley) takings too much out of the good things for brewing. I have been told Ozarka spring water is a good source for brewing however when I...
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    English Ales - What's your favorite recipe?

    Hello Everyone, If you were making a ESB style beer what would you choose for: 1.) Grains 2.) Hops 3.) Yeast I am an all grain brewer and have not made a english style beer in a long time. Cheers!
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