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bio website jasonmeckley.blogspot.com
location Camp Hill, PA
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Jul 22 at 15:35

When I'm not coding I'm brewing.


Aug
19
answered Can I steep grains ahead of time?
Aug
7
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
12
answered How to lower Final Gravity?
Jul
5
answered Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
Jun
20
comment How much weight to add to a dry-hop bag?
your over-thinking this. just add the hops to the carboy. wait 7-14 days. bottle/keg. enjoy. we're talking about 5 gallons, not 500.
Jun
19
answered How do you label your bottles?
Jun
15
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
13
answered When to remove hops and other bittering/aroma agents?
Jun
12
revised Why is my starting gravity low?
provided an update on my progress with this problem
Jun
12
comment Why does the temperature of bottle conditioning determine the amount of priming sugar?
co2 is solvent in solutions. the cooler the temperature of the liquid the more co2 can be absorbed. another reason why you want to chill your brew before opening.
May
16
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
interesting, because this is almost the opposite of what I told. I was told that a 30 minute rest wouldn't make a difference. the point of the strike water (?) is to stop the sugar conversion/extraction. so 0 min, or 30 min makes no difference. my quest for better efficiency continues.
May
15
revised Why is my starting gravity low?
updating my progress based on professional advise.
Mar
26
answered Cleaning bottles - What's a good cleaning agent?
Mar
26
comment Mash Efficiency and Quality of Wort
how was the final product? if you were satisfied then there isn't a problem. if the flavor was 'off' then this would be one aspect to adjust.
Feb
27
awarded  Scholar
Feb
27
awarded  Commentator
Feb
27
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
This seemed to make a difference. I also boosted the base grains from 6.5 to 8 lbs to get a bigger beer. all told I had 5.5 gal in primary and the SG was slightly higher than the directions calculated. expected more with more grain, but it may be a volume issue. that's next on the list to tackle.
Feb
27
accepted Why is my starting gravity low?
Jan
30
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
thanks for the tip. another excuse to swing by the supply store:)
Jan
30
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
OK, now I understand. I have always purchased kits, so I don't usually have extra ingredients.