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Nov
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comment When/How to Measure Pre-Boil Gravity to Determine Mash Efficiency
I can't be certain that my 100% is accurate simply because I don't verify the max potential yield of each malt every time I brew a batch of beer...it's just too much work. I use estimates...37 ppg for 2-Row, etc. I'm sure they are inaccurate from time to time within a few points, but not likely so much that I would see a false 10-15% increase in efficiency.
Nov
4
comment When/How to Measure Pre-Boil Gravity to Determine Mash Efficiency
That is exactly how I did it...stirred vigorously to a whirlpool then cut back the other direction. As for volumes, I'm using the site glass on a 20 gallon Blichmann Boilmaker. I suppose it could be inaccurate.
Nov
4
comment When/How to Measure Pre-Boil Gravity to Determine Mash Efficiency
Yes, drawing the sample out of the ball valve of a 20 Gallon Blichmann Boilmaker.
Nov
4
comment carbonating using a soda stream
I've tried it also. Not only was it a mess, but my soda stream didn't work right for a month and the forced carb didn't take the way you'd want it to in the beer.
Nov
4
comment When/How to Measure Pre-Boil Gravity to Determine Mash Efficiency
A refractometer in this case will only save me the time of waiting for the wort to cool. Ultimately, the issue here is a lack of even distribution of sugars throughout the wort.
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Mar
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accepted Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
I haven't noticed this on other styles, but while we've been having this conversation I was doing some research on the effects of carbonation on the perception of sweetness, and there seems to be something to it. If so, it would make sense that tasting a beer slightly prematurely would have less carbonation as well as residual sugars and likely present itself more sweetly. It's entirely possible that I'm simply longing for a sweeter version of my brown ale and maybe I need to work that into my recipe next time.
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
It was just an example I remembered reading about some time ago. It seemed like a strange additive, and it got me wondering what else might be used be commercial breweries. I've also read about uses of caramel coloring, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, etc., in some of the lower quality beers.
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
Perhaps. While I don't consider New Castle Brown Ale to be a high quality beer, it always tastes the same to me, whenever I drink it and that's really what I'm trying to understand in terms of my homebrew beer. I suppose the reality could be that what I am tasting after 3 weeks of conditioning is the actual flavor of the beer, and what I've been tasting earlier in the process is something that hasn't quite finished conditioning.
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
It was more of an assumption and quite possibly incorrect. I suppose I am thinking along the lines of clarifying agents like Isinglass.
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asked Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
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accepted How to Compensate for Higher than Expected Extraction Efficiency
Mar
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comment How to Compensate for Higher than Expected Extraction Efficiency
Great explanation, thanks. Do you have a formula for determining dilution volume?
Mar
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asked How to Compensate for Higher than Expected Extraction Efficiency
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answered Is there anyway to tell if a glass bottle of beer is carbonated without opening it?