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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 10:10:53 AM »
I wouldn't give up on them. It one of the best brewing investments I ever made and I paid a lot more for mine than they are going for now.

I'll definitely break it out again next brew session and see how it does.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 10:10:12 AM »
guess I will throw my 2 pennies in - since I initially calibrated my refractometer to my hydro about 2 years ago and through data found my correct adjustment factor in the refracto tool in Beersmith, I have never had a problem with it - its always dead on, even for post fermentation readings (which I always take a hydro of since I like to taste).

Its most helpful to me for determining the gravity along the boil so I can know where I stand as far as extraction from the mash.

YMMV.

Promash has a correction factor also that I've tried to use.  It recommends a generic correction of about 1.04 IIRC and doesn't let you go below 1.  The problem is that when I do the math, mine always ends up under 1.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 10:07:56 AM »
Maybe it was Studach who dropped it  ;D

Hey, I'm always up for blaming the Bald Guy!

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Pimp My System / Re: Rate my system!
« on: March 31, 2011, 08:46:44 AM »
Only complaint is I got done too early, had to take the wife out to dinner....

Dude, that's called keeping the gun loaded with beer bullets.  You don't know it's empty until it's too late!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 08:45:32 AM »
Maybe it was dropped.

Well, it started out working fine for a couple years and I haven't dropped it.

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Beer Travel / Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:53:32 AM »
If you're here around Labor Day, Hop Madness is being held at the Rogue hop farm in Independence over Labor Day weekend.

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All Things Food / Re: Cashew Crusted Halibut recipe
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:51:29 AM »
Glad you enjoyed it, Tom!

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Zymurgy / Re: March/April Issue?
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:50:59 AM »
I must be special, I've had mine for about 3 weeks now.   ;D

Bob, I think it's obvious that you're special!  ;)

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Denny, can you just ask Jess and clear it up?

I'll see what I can do, Gordon, or maybe Tom can.  Whatever it is, it does make a great mild. 

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Questions about the forum? / Re: It ALWAYS takes me 2 tries to log in
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:48:08 AM »
Thanks.  This is the first time I've heard of that.  Have you tried different browsers to see if it makes any difference?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:46:48 AM »
I could calibrate mine for the rest of my life and I still don't think it would read accurately.

they don't work in Oregon.  only Florida.  duh. ;D

Ah, _that_ would explain it!  :)

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I don't think there could be stratification in the situation you describe.  I'd go with unequal yeast theory.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Steeping Grains
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:41:21 AM »
I would suggest keeping the temperature under 170 F for the same reason.  Do not boil for sure!

If you're _sure_ your pH is correct, than you can worry a lot less about temp.  If you're not sure, then the 170 rule is more important.  And yeah, don't boil!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:39:02 AM »
I could calibrate mine for the rest of my life and I still don't think it would read accurately.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast cake rehydration
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:36:03 AM »
Wouldn't think you'd need to do anything.  Just rack the new batch into the fermenter right on top of the cake.

If you were using an ale yeast, I'd suggest using only part of the slurry.  But since you're doing a lager, I'd go with the advice above.

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