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Makes sense thanks

General Homebrew Discussion / Using carbination drops for tonic water?
« on: January 14, 2017, 02:19:06 PM »
So I have been looking at making my own tonic water and bitter Limon drinks. I was wondering if I could use carbonation drops instead of "normal sources" ?

Other Fermentables / Re: Flower mead fermentation temp
« on: August 16, 2016, 09:09:35 PM »
Thanks I actually figured out my fridge. It's old with a dail that doesn't work well. The yeast is wlp720

Other Fermentables / Flower mead fermentation temp
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:58:06 PM »
I was wondering if my stand up fridge that only hits about 52° is too cold to use as fermentation box? Or should I use my crawl space, closer to 60ish?

General Homebrew Discussion / lambics
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:47:54 PM »
So i'm in charge of a food and beer pairing for a friend. I was wondering if using Epic's brainless on cherries could be used as a "lambic" style, i know it's not a true lambic. Or should i go with liefmans cuvee brut (kriek), I was also thinking of Odell's Friek

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: math question
« on: October 03, 2015, 07:28:43 AM »
Sweet thanks.  I racked  5 gal onto 3.5lbs. Good to know in the future with fruit additions.

General Homebrew Discussion / math question
« on: October 02, 2015, 10:47:29 PM »
So I have hopefully simple math question for people much smarter than I.
So i recently just bottled a huckleberry blonde ale.
here my numbers
•   Estimated O.G.- 1.059 , Actual O.G- 14 brix or 1.057
•   Estimated F.G.- 1.013, Actual F.G- 1.005 hydrometer, 5brix refractomter 1.006
My question is- would the the huckleberries really drop the FG 10pts (over 2wks)? I used a hydrometer for the 1.005 and refractometer for the brix reading adjusted using brewersfreind online calculator.
my estimated abv was 6.06 and with the hydrometer would be 6.8

Ingredients / Re: Secondary fermentation from fruit
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:53:00 PM »
Ok thanks

Ingredients / Secondary fermentation from fruit
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:38:55 PM »
So I just added 3.6 lbs of semi frozen  wild huckleberries to5 gallery of a blonde ale. I let primary go for 2wks and it reached its expected fg. Should I expect any significant fermentation now, with the new juice?

All Grain Brewing / Re: brewhouse efficiency question
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:20:18 AM »
thanks for the help

All Grain Brewing / brewhouse efficiency question
« on: November 23, 2014, 10:13:13 PM »
Hi. i need help on determining my actual efficiency. I estimated my efficiency at a higher number when building by recipe and have re-adjusted them since but now I'm confused.
 here are all my numbers
my mash thickness ratio was about 1.3qt/lb, mashed for 60min about 155F

original estimated OG (at 70%) was 1.082 and my actual OG was 1.070. according to my efficiency calculations i should have been at 1.060 (50.4%)

had i had 15.5lbs of grain and sugar, 5gal of wort collected, my preboil og was 1.0568

here was my equation= (18.925L)*(1.070gravity)*(.175plato as a decimal)= 3.5437  then i divided by my total weight was 3.5437/7.03068= .5040 or 50.4%.
my question how is how is actual og higher than the adjusted og? Shouldn't my efficiency be closer 64%?
 i do batch sparge, if that makes any difference.

Me and math are not friends so i could be missing something, so any suggestion or edits are welcome

Equipment and Software / false bottom too small
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:06:52 PM »
So i recently bought a false bottom that will go with Lowe's blue 10gal cooler, the false bottom is 12in, and has about 1/4in of room to the side to the sides of cooler. I'm trying to think of how to fix this problem, I was thinking a rubber "band" around the false bottom or maybe a "shelf"on the wall of the cooler. Does anybody have any better ideas or suggestions?


Equipment and Software / Re: best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 23, 2014, 12:35:16 PM »
thanks for all the advice, my problem was the size of whole in the bottom was just a small fraction to small for the bulk head to fit through. (my bulkhead a one one washer fixed on so i couldn't take it off). i just took a file around the edges and now it fits just right.

Equipment and Software / best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:27:10 PM »
I was wondering what the best food safe silicone cocking for using on a mash tun would be, my seal is not as tight as i would like?

Beer Recipes / Re: first pumpkin ale
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:46:33 AM »
thanks for the suggestions. i will have to think about all the options. I want to keep the pumpkin due to the mouth-feel and i enjoy the beers with actual  pumpkin vs just spices

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