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**General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Using carbination drops for tonic water?**

« **on:**January 14, 2017, 02:49:44 PM »

Makes sense thanks

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Makes sense thanks

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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" ?

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Thanks I actually figured out my fridge. It's old with a dail that doesn't work well. The yeast is wlp720

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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?

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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

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Sweet thanks. I racked 5 gal onto 3.5lbs. Good to know in the future with fruit additions.

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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

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

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Ok thanks

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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?

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thanks for the help

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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

thanks

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

thanks

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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?

thanks

thanks

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update:

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.

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.

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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?

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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