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Yeast and Fermentation / What gravity is primary fermintaion done?
« on: December 03, 2011, 05:36:52 PM »
Hi all
What gravity is primary fermintaion done?  Doing a old ale (1.078-1.08) and was wondering what the usual gravity reading is when primary is done.  I know that the krausen should wane but was looking for something more specific.  I have the Brew Balls so I don't have to mess with a thief and what not.

Thanks, Cheers.

"I got the BALLS Baby!"

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All Grain Brewing / Mash time variance?
« on: August 28, 2011, 02:34:02 PM »
Why is there such a wide variance on mash times.  I am doing an esb with 10.5 pounds of grain.  Beer smith says hold for 45 min.  Then I look it up in one of Mosher's book (as well as others) and he says 2.5 hours.  When I was at the Pike Brewery they hold there Mash for 20-30 min.  Why such a wide variable on holding the mash times?

Cheers

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Kegging and Bottling / co2 refill seattle
« on: May 28, 2011, 10:26:51 AM »
I hear there is a place in Georgetown you can get your c02 tanks filled Air Gas does not have on site filling anymore.  Anyone know the name of the joint?

Thanks

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Equipment and Software / Electric hot water tank
« on: March 24, 2011, 10:14:10 PM »
Finishing up my hot water tank for my keggle all grain system.  I was wondering what I would need to have if I was to have an electric hot liquor tank.  Is it more economical than propane?  How much wattage/voltage would I need?  Would it just take for ever to heat the water with a copper manifold?  Also what would the cost be?  I am not interested in a herms system just want to heat the water for a mash in and sparge.

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Equipment and Software / brass vs stainless plumbing
« on: February 15, 2011, 07:04:39 PM »
Hey,
I have been brewing for a couple years and slowly getting my all grain system going.  I have 3 keggles and just need to get plumbing (valves and fittings and such) done on my hot water tank and mash tun.  My boil pot is built and has stainless fittings and valves but I am wondering what the drawbacks are (if there is any!) with brass.  I am using Star San on all my brewing eq is that going to a problem?  If I move to decoction mashing will that be an issue with bronze?  If I buy a brass ball valve can I use it with stainless nipples etc?  Any other issues that you can think of would be great.  Just trying to save some money.

Thanks!

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General Homebrew Discussion / 4 cases of soured witt beer
« on: November 07, 2010, 08:52:11 PM »
What can I do with 4 cases of soured beer.  Could I blend it with something?  It is Boulevard Zon witt

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Yeast and Fermentation / re-pitch for bottling?
« on: November 05, 2010, 08:57:51 PM »
I am making an old Ale for Christmas.
5 g batch.  Primary 1 week.  Secondary 3 weeks maybe 1 more (Lazy...). 
Using  Lallemands/Danstar Nottingham dry yeast: 1 package.

I have never used this yeast so I don't know if it is still living or not.  Should I dump  in another package when I rack it?

Thanks for the Tips.

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