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Extract brewer.


Mar
17
comment What equipment do I need to buy to start making beer?
@MildFuzz Additional volume and sometimes there are big chunks of wort that will clog up a regular airlock
Mar
17
comment What equipment do I need to buy to start making beer?
@MildFuzz We usually use a blowoff tube for primary for the first couple days
Nov
14
comment What equipment do I need to buy to start making beer?
@Sander Nope. Cooling equipment should be mentioned. I'll edit.
Nov
13
comment What equipment do I need to buy to start making beer?
Thanks @ChinoBrews
Nov
13
comment What equipment do I need to buy to start making beer?
@ChinoBrews If you can suggest a nice PDF I will add it to the list. Good suggestion
Jul
27
comment How much water does a wort chiller use?
Our immersion chiller recycles ice water because it uses a pump and not just the faucet. You could go that route and you would only be using about 4 gallons of water probably. We keep some ice stocked and throw the ice in there to cool the water back down to freezing. Works like a charm but you have to put in a small amount of cost up front for the pump.
Jul
27
comment I forgot to add my extract until the end!
@Graham Well he added the extract but the timing was off
May
27
comment How do you characterize “Breakfast Beer”?
If it was made with oatmeal
May
25
comment Planning a trip, which breweries should I go to?
At least make this wiki. There isn't an answer to this question.
May
13
comment Is an immersion chiller really necessary?
I can tool my wort to 100F in about 5 minutes with our immersion chiller
Apr
21
comment What to do when gravity comes out too low?
We dried it off and tried it several times. We have had it calibrated using distilled water and it reads zero. I don't know the formula for adjusting for temperature but I'm willing to bet it doesn't make that big of a difference. Our gravity wasn't even remotely close to what it should have been.
Apr
21
comment What to do when gravity comes out too low?
@jsled I will have to get back to you on the details. They're written on the instruction sheet at home
Apr
21
comment What to do when gravity comes out too low?
I do not think the volume of water had an effect. We tested it with a refractometer before adding any water and it was still really low. We also filtered out the hop pellets/chunks while pouring into the carboy using a screen. I haven't tried DME before but I will try to have some around in case this happens again
Feb
16
comment Should I test my water?
I can't quite pinpoint the taste. It's not bad unless it's too strong though. Some of our beers don't seem to have it at all.
Jan
27
comment Carboy Cap vs. Stopper
@brewchez Mine reaches -- it's a thermocouple
Jan
24
comment Carboy Cap vs. Stopper
Caps are nice if you like to keep a thermometer in the beer
Jan
20
comment Alternatives to a hydrometer?
Why are you putting it in such hot/cold beer? Wait until it is room temperature
Jan
13
comment What is a wort chiller?
Interesting. I never thought of putting it in while it was still boiling. I always just Starsan'd it
Jan
13
comment Why do my airlocks lose liquid?
We also use vodka
Jan
13
comment What software do most brewers use?
What type of brewing are you doing? How many people are involved? Please provide details when asking a question