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bio website jasonmeckley.blogspot.com
location Camp Hill, PA
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Jul 22 at 15:35

When I'm not coding I'm brewing.


Jan
29
revised Why is my starting gravity low?
update on the status of my results.
Jan
28
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
I think this is my next logical step easy to make these corrections and see if my numbers hit.
Jan
27
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
i understood reads should be taken at ambient (68F) when transferring to primary. How would I take a reading pre-boil?
Jan
27
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
grains are crushed from the vendor, but biol volume is definitely a factor. a play it loose in that regard. I have a measuring cup that maxes out a 4 cups. I use that to measure out gallons pre-boil, but I don't know by post boil until I transfer to primary. I'm still trying to figure out how to account for grain absorption and loss to mash tun & kettle.
Jan
27
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
i heard that a rolling boil is all you need, not matter what style. I used 1.5 with Phat Tyre (first AG) and SG measured low so I switched to 1.25 to get the thicker mash, assuming more extraction per unit of water. I have used 2 resources: brewmorebeer.com/all-grain-brewing-mashing and the home brewers calculator for my android.
Jan
27
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
I'm trying to figure out how to compensate :) I didn't think the vendor's crush would be sub-par. the Belgium double and Phat Tyre where kits. the Hopback was assembled at my local supply store. given that my efficiency is lower; how you would you compensate to boost effeciency?
Jan
27
comment Why is my starting gravity low?
the temp of the mash is ususally 70F before i take a reading.
Jan
27
awarded  Student
Jan
27
asked Why is my starting gravity low?
Jan
20
awarded  Editor
Jan
20
revised Cold Break with a False Bottom
updating results of my answer
Jan
20
comment Cold Break with a False Bottom
@brewchez I thought the same thing, but that's the way it was explained to me. I'll update my answer tomorrow after I brew.
Jan
19
answered Cold Break with a False Bottom
Jan
12
awarded  Teacher
Jan
12
answered How to strain wort before primary fermentation
Jan
9
answered Secondary Fermentation
Dec
31
answered Homebrew sanitisation in a Pinch
Dec
23
awarded  Supporter