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Jan
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comment Difference in FG from recipe
Indeed if following a cake recipe you wouldn't expect to get exactly 1.5 inches of rise on a sponge cake simply as that is what the original author got with a different brand of ingredients of different ages mixed with different mixers and cooked in different ovens at different altitudes. It is the same here, you will get something very similar to the original, but it will not be exactly the same.
Jan
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awarded  Custodian
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What Beer Line or Hose Size Fits the Cornelius/Corny Keg Barbed Quick Disconnects?
Jan
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revised What Beer Line or Hose Size Fits the Cornelius/Corny Keg Barbed Quick Disconnects?
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Jan
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answered What Beer Line or Hose Size Fits the Cornelius/Corny Keg Barbed Quick Disconnects?
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Jan
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revised How long can I store crushed and whole grain?
Fixed typo and made title more search friendly
Jan
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suggested suggested edit on How long can I store crushed and whole grain?
Jan
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comment Is the iodine test for starch conversion pointless?
I hear what you are saying but it is still the difference between knowing an answer and taking a random guess. Your mash may possibly be complete or even probably but I don't have to guess, I know the answer which is always a good place to be especially for repeatability
Jan
7
comment Temperature of maturing
It varies quite dramatically depending on the style, What type are you thinking of?
Jan
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awarded  Critic
Jan
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comment Stuck Fermentation on Cider?
You say properly calibrated refractomer, but is that a corrected reading to account for the alcohol content? As soon as there is any alcohol in a solution the light is refracted differently so refractomers no longer show a true reading, You can use online refractomer calculators to calculate the corrected reading based on your OG and current reading.
Jan
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answered Is the iodine test for starch conversion pointless?
Sep
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answered Underprimed Pressure Barrel (Didn't add enough sugar at start of secondary fermentation)
Sep
5
answered Washing yeast from a brew that was pitched too warm?
Aug
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answered Threaded portion of corny keg - removable?
Aug
28
comment Do I need to make a yeast starter
I wouldn't say it was just about efficiency of yeast, under pitching can have definate effects on flavour profile amongst other effects. Take a look at wyeastlab.com/com-pitch-rates.cfm and the section titled "Effect of Pitch Rate on Beer Flavor" Even when making a high gravity beer, a yeast starter is not the only solution. it's a much bigger subject than you make it seem.
Aug
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comment Do I need to make a yeast starter
Simple answer is no you don't "need" to make one but as per the linked question above, depending on what size batch you are making, of what type of beer with what type of yeast you are pitching from what source, you could be underpitching, which is not normally desirable
Aug
28
answered Pitched yeast into head of wort, will this delay/ruin its effect?