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I like beer.


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Dec
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comment Calculating Alcohol by Volume
Agree with the fact that it isn't a linear relationship. Beyond the simple case of a simple sugar solution fermenting into ethanol it get real complex. Remember, there are a lot of other things in beer that can affect both gravity and refraction. Unless you have a real need for it, use the simple (OG-FG)*131. Its good enough for homebrew.
Dec
11
comment Triple Fermented?? But Why?
I'm not saying that adding the same strain twice makes any sense. It is just a possibility.
Dec
11
comment Triple Fermented?? But Why?
I know of two Belgian beers that use a second strain at bottling. That to me qualifies as a 'few'.
Dec
11
comment Final Gravity on the Refractormeter vs. the Hydrometer
Not the same question. I know what a hydrometer and refractometer are. I'm aware that corrections are needed using a refractometer. What I'm trying to find out is how to account for having two batches have the same FG with a hydrometer by different by the refractometer.
Dec
11
comment Triple Fermented?? But Why?
BTW, this reminds me of the Miller Lite marketing campaign 'triple hops brewed'. Marketing. I hope I'm wrong.
Dec
11
answered Triple Fermented?? But Why?
Dec
11
asked Final Gravity on the Refractormeter vs. the Hydrometer
Dec
10
answered Bottled Beer is Cloudy
Dec
7
comment What are some popular methods for measuring boil and HLT volume?
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't water expand to nearly 110% of its cold volume as it approaches boiling? This is more than a little off. Whether you use a sight glass or a wooden dowel, you should know how much water you are adding at each stage and pre-calculate for water loss (to grain, pump, floor, etc.). Part of this is well know (grain loss). The rest are usually empirical. Each time you transfer liquid from one vessel to another (using a pump and hoses), you will lose some.
Dec
4
answered Best hot liquor pumps
Nov
24
revised Alternatives to a hydrometer?
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Nov
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comment Alternatives to a hydrometer?
Also note that all refractometers of the same style should cost the same. Regardless of which scales and how many they print inside the view finder. If someone is charging more for the refractometer that has %Brix and SG scales vs. the refractometer that just has a %Brix scale, then they are ripping you off.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Alternatives to a hydrometer?
Agreed. I edited my post to clear things up a bit. I was referring to having to do more math to go from OB and FB to ABV.
Nov
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revised Alternatives to a hydrometer?
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Nov
23
comment Can I use my Country Living Grain Mill for homebrewing?
Then I would just run some malt through it to see how it comes out. Can you adjust the roller distance on your mill?
Nov
22
answered Can I use my Country Living Grain Mill for homebrewing?