General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Portrait of The Modern Homebrewer | Results from the General Homebrewer Survey« on: August 27, 2015, 06:35:43 AM »
Great job on the survey, Marshall ! Pretty interesting.
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PBW to remove first layer, run it hot at 180F.
For residual deposits Bar Keepers friend is the stuff, as Steve has said.
Had some scissors that got rusty, thick application of BKF and some scrubbing, and those are shiny new looking.
I tried 2 bottles so far and they're the same. Not to say that others wouldn't be different but so far it seems consistent. I figured I'd just have to wait for them to condition longer and hope I didn't measure my priming sugar wrong but being his is the first time I've let a beer sit for so long and also happens to be the first time I've gotten a flat beer after 3 weeks of bottle conditioning, I figured I'd ask to see if it could be connected.
Is anyone going to this this Saturday from 2-7pm from here? Jon, Jeff, ... I might make it though not truly a member of an Indiana club. I do live and brew in Indiana, but my club is in Cincinnati. Just curious if I would run into anyone whose name I might recognize
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Pete, how many hives do you have for that volume of honey?I have two hives right now. Probably 70% came from one and the fall harvest will likely be the same ratio.
My trick is this... When I first enter a recipe, I use a profile that has my end of boil kettle volume (5.5 for me) entered in the batch volume field with zero losses to the kettle or fermenter. This will make the efficiencies match. From there I switch to a profile for the equipment I will be using. I do the switch with or without using the scale function depending on the equipment and batch size.
I recently switched to beersmith because I feel it has the best chance for future development and is cross platform. That being said, it is missing a lot of features that other solutions offer. Don't get me started on how useless the phone app is.