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Aug
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comment What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
Cool - what I take away from this answer/thread is that the consistency of the crush matters far more than the amount of crushing. If (hypothetically) I am using completely powdered grain for my recipes, that's OK but I will not match a recipe's flavour, though I could refine over time with varying quantity. I was mostly concerned about defects that may come from under/over crushing, aside from flavour variance.
Aug
12
revised What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
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Aug
12
comment Ice the wort for fast cooling
This is good advice, I think. I haven't had any problems with my brews so far but that could just be good luck.
Aug
11
answered Ice the wort for fast cooling
Aug
11
asked What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
Aug
10
revised Undershot OG with extract brewing
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Jul
19
accepted How to tell if (and recover from) a diacetyl rest was done too early?
Jul
19
comment How to tell if (and recover from) a diacetyl rest was done too early?
Ahh interesting. So I did a gravity reading and from 1.063 I'm now at 1.040 after 24 hours. Should I move it back to the fridge for a bit longer?
Jul
19
asked How to tell if (and recover from) a diacetyl rest was done too early?
Jul
19
comment Any way to rescue an overly bitter beer?
I agree with @mdma. I almost gave up brewing pale ales after I had a string of way too harsh (earthy bitterness) in all batches. To fix it I made sure to filter when transferring to primary (or after), cold crashing and optionally using fining agents to separate hop matter from the wort/beer.
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answered Can a little human spit spoil fermented beer?
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May
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answered Can homebrew be sold in NSW, Australia?
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May
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comment My first brew tastes a bit like champage. Did I do something wrong?
by adding it to the bucket and adding the beer next, the two will mix and give you a more consistent blend of beer & sugar than doing bottles individually. It also means you are measuring one large qty of sugar instead of many small qtys, so is less prone to error.
Apr
14
accepted Does a malt “late addition” affect OG?
Apr
14
comment Does a malt “late addition” affect OG?
Recipe size matches what I've put into both BrewMate & BeerCalc. 21L / 5 gals. How frustrating! Thanks all.