- Jan 9, 2013
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- Pasadena, MD
Ha!Yeah, me too.
Quite often I don't even take FG readings anymore (with the hydrometer). There's nothing I can do to change it, anyway.
That's a very good question...how are they made then?
same. i will occasionally measure FG if there is some beer left over in the fermenter after racking to my keg, but there isn't always something left over... and i'm lazy. so my expected 1.010 beer is 1.013 - so what? very few people could detect the difference (i'm certainly not one of them), and i'm not going to do anything about it. i'm quite confident in my ability to control temps (including ramping up at the end of primary) and foster a solid fermentation. the difference between 6.5% abv and 6.6% is meaningless.Quite often I don't even take FG readings anymore (with the hydrometer). There's nothing I can do to change it, anyway.
i think this would be a cool thing to do.Maybe I’ll start another thread…..
I think it would be a fun challenge to brew a beer with zero measuring.
Literally grab grains from the bins and dump them into the mill. Same for hops. Also don’t use a timer for the boil.
Temp control for fermentation- nah
I’m ok with these rules. Although I may take a gravity reading, I wouldn’t make any adjustments from it.i think this would be a cool thing to do.
other proposed rules:
no starters/no rehydration.
no OG or FG measurements? (controversial...)
i think the one thing that should be allowed is measuring/managing mash temp.
this approach/style shall henceforth be known as slackbeer... or ForceBeer (cue the scene where Luke is on the trench run in EP4 and about to use his sighting instrument to fire the kill-shot, when Obi_wan's voice tells him to "use the force" and he puts the instrument away...)
As @balrog said, it's only an offset.No wonder I haven't gotten anywhere close to my target FG/OG...
it's called the instagram effect: you do illogical things in order to get a better picture.I never understood why so many fill the hydrometer testing tube all the way to the top.
That has long baffled me as well.As @balrog said, it's only an offset.
There's nothing broken or need to be broken for. Just subtract the 4 (or 5)* points from any reading.
* It's hard to get an exact read from the higher view point.
I never understood why so many fill the hydrometer testing tube all the way to the top. The tube is transparent, you can read just as well through it, with the liquid surface at eye level. As long as the hydrometer floats and is not bottoming out.