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General Homebrew Discussion / Refactometer
« on: February 14, 2013, 07:01:15 AM »
Mine seems to just give screwy readings on the OG. If I take 3 readings sometimes all three will be different. I know some have attributed this to wort temperature (though mine is supposedly ATC) but even if I cool the sample first it will give me a different reading than my hydrometer. I'm on my second refractometer (dropped the first one) and both of them gave me problems like this, though the first seemed more accurate. The second one does not read the same as my hydrometer.

I have calibrated it with distilled water and or tap water (I don't think the differences between the two calibration solutions are exceptional enough to throw a reading off as much as I am seeing).

Bottom, line is, I just feel more comfortable in the reading I get from my hydrometer.

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Kegging and Bottling / morebeer reconditioned corny kegs
« on: February 13, 2013, 06:48:41 PM »
I've had some problems with More Beer in the past and they have always worked hard to make it right. I can understand why you are irritated that the keg shipped out in the first place (and if they truly were "reconditioned you's think that this one would not have been very easy to replace "o" rings on) but you gotta hand it to them regardless for fixing your issue.

Good on morebeer I say.

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General Homebrew Discussion / New Tap Handle
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:21:33 PM »
Now that right there is funny.

To be sure, I wasn't trying to be funny. I just can't imagine only having one beer on tap. But what you have looks very ncie.

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Ingredients / Tazo Passion Tea Bags
« on: February 13, 2013, 04:07:16 PM »
I've tried some but not all of those spices, together. Sounds like its worth a try. Or, you can also just make a tea, literally, and add it to keg/bottling bucket.

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General Homebrew Discussion / New Tap Handle
« on: February 13, 2013, 11:51:26 AM »
So like .... there's only one tap....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Refactometer
« on: February 13, 2013, 07:59:46 AM »
It's as clean as it can be.

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Going Pro / Pro Brewery Efficiency
« on: February 13, 2013, 06:47:39 AM »
75% is a good place to start.  What do you normally get on your homebrew equipment?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Refactometer
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:37:54 AM »
My difference was always exceptional - like 8 points off or so. And I use the onebeer.net conversion as well. Not sure why it never worked for me.

Lately my refractometer has been giving me screwy reading on pre fermentation readings as well so I just use my hydrometer now for everything.

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All Grain Brewing / Hoppy belgian recipe with Galaxy hops
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:27:22 AM »


You broke me Bugsy!  I'll talk :)

Instead of rounding, i just dropped the decimals but 2% could be set aside for an aromatic malt addition.  Maybe i'll adjust the pale malt a bit.

Thanks. That was driving me crazy! :P

A trick I use is to match the percentage of sugar with the percentage of crystal malts. This seems to give me the attenuation I am looking for while keeping the maltiness and mouthfeel. So maybe go 5% sugar. I don't think you will get much of anything if you don't bump it up to 5% anyway.

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Going Pro / Pro Brewery Efficiency
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:53:01 PM »
not sure how to answer. It will depend n your equipment and process.

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All Grain Brewing / Hoppy belgian recipe with Galaxy hops
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:46:37 PM »

Thanks for the replies and the t-58 tips.

Cheers

But where's the other 2 percent???

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General Homebrew Discussion / Refactometer
« on: February 12, 2013, 05:13:28 PM »
i've tried several conversion methods and I never got an accurate reading for FG.

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All Grain Brewing / Hoppy belgian recipe with Galaxy hops
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:54:01 AM »
Your recipe only adds up to 98%!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Conference pointers
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:25:53 AM »
That's a very good excuse. Drunk driving is especially stupid. So, fwiw I'm not "that guy".

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General Homebrew Discussion / Conference pointers
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:32:28 AM »
I'm always "that guy" regardless. I have a reputation to uphold.

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