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Aug
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comment Advice for IPA recipe (with dry mouthfeel)
OK, 05 is about as attenuative as it gets. In addition attenuation is based more on wort fermentability than yeast strain used. The same yeast can get anywhere from 70%-90% attenuation depending on the wort. Given that, I recommend replacing 10% (as a start) of the malt with rice, corn, or sugar. That's given as a % of fermentables, not weight.
Aug
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answered Advice for IPA recipe (with dry mouthfeel)
Aug
27
comment Transporting Pressurized CornyKegs
Yeah, I think it will to some extent, but it''s dissolve again when you chill it. I've gone from cold to warm to cold many times and it's never been a problem. You'll be fine.
Aug
27
comment Transporting Pressurized CornyKegs
No CO2 can come out of a sealed keg. If you chill it, CO2 will migrate from the headspace into the beer more quickly than it would at room temp, but you want the CO2 in the beer anyway!
Aug
27
answered Transporting Pressurized CornyKegs
Aug
26
answered Troubleshooting a stuck fermentation with Ringwood Ale
Aug
25
comment Why is a quiet environment recommended?
I'd also want to know exactly what is meant by "warm". You certainly don't want it too warm.
Aug
24
answered Is it possible or easy to nitrogenate home brewed beer?
Aug
24
comment When to conduct diacetyl rest?
It's not the high temps themselves clean up diacetyl. The higher temps make the yeast more active and the yeast cleans it up.
Aug
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Aug
23
answered When to conduct diacetyl rest?
Aug
23
comment Plastic or Glass
I started with carboys and switched to plastic buckets after about 4-5 years. I consider them to be so much better to use than carboys that I've never even thought about going back. Unbreakable, easier to clean due to the larger opening, easier to store since you can stack them. I clean them by wiping with a damp sponge, so no chance of scratching, then soaking with PBW or Oxiclean. No difference in beer quality either way.
Aug
23
reviewed Approve Plastic or Glass
Aug
21
answered Recirculating mash through screen
Aug
20
comment What is the purpose of stepping up a starter
If you're an AHA member, you can hear a seminar given by Neva Parker of WhiteLabs at this year's NHC. She addressed yeast starter volumes as part of her presentation. It's at homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/presentations/audio/2012/…
Aug
20
comment What is the purpose of stepping up a starter
You don't. There may not be enough yeast in a vial for 5 gal., but there's plenty to go right into 3 qt. I do it all the time with great results. IMO, stepping from 1 L to 2L, for example, is not only a waste of time but a potential source of infection.
Aug
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answered What is the purpose of stepping up a starter
Aug
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answered Can I steep grains ahead of time?
Aug
19
comment Do I need to adjust for temperature with a refractometer?
mdma, I'm not so sure about that. Ever tried using a refractometer in a 35F garage? If you don't keep it warm before you use it, the sample will cool but I still get an incorrect reading due to a cold refractometer.
Aug
18
comment Do I need to adjust for temperature with a refractometer?
ATC is meant to compensate for the temp of the refractometer, not the sample.