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bio website jasonmeckley.blogspot.com
location Camp Hill, PA
age 33
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seen Sep 29 at 13:16

When I'm not coding I'm brewing.


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.
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