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bio website robmulcahey.com
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Apr
29
comment High FG / Low Attenuation across 3 different beers
I would recommend purchasing an alcohol thermometer that you can use to calibrate your other thermometers (they only cost about $10). I have dial thermometers in my brew kettle and mash tun. The first thing I do every brew day is calibrate them so they match the alcohol thermometer at 160F. By doing this, I'm always confident that they are measuring correctly in the mash range where temperature is most important. The dial thermometers are almost always off by a few degrees before calibration.
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Jul
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answered Vacuum sealing hops
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Aug
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answered Making a starter when reusing yeast
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answered Ancient Brewing Techniques
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Mar
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answered Effect of boil size on IBUs
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comment Hopping In Secondary
Good point about sanitizing the bag. I forgot to mention that.
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Nov
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comment How to brew all-grain indoors
+1 on putting the kettle across two burners. Like others have said, brewing on an electric range can work but the time to get to a boil can be much longer than with propane.
Nov
17
comment What are my options for brewing software?
+1 for BeerCalculus. It's also nice because you can store all of your recipes online and access them from anywhere.
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accepted What is the best way to store hops?
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answered Beer recipe calculations?
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