« on: September 26, 2016, 01:41:32 PM »
Bread machine = zymatic?
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Joe Sr. You are like the Omega Man to me...Always right and a light in the darkness....
Less beer is brewed due to demands on time (work, family, and so on). Every town having a brewery (it seems that way) cuts into the need to brew fresh beer.
i think it's interesting that they use the decline of "how to homebrew" as a Google search term to show a decline in home brewing. That may have declined, but did other terms increase, like:
"best mash temp for..."
"best fermentation temp for...."
"ideal water profile for...."
IMO a decline in a generic search for a hobby doesn't show the true picture. As more people learned about the hobby, the "Googling" grew more sophisticated and probably increased as much as the first declined.
Even if the data for the article is questionable, the AHA collects a lot of data both from stores and homebrewers. Those data confirm what the article says.
You should see if the local grocery stores near you have them.
Here you go.
What is the schedule for completion of brewing, testing, reporting?
Joe, we need to have your results by the end of Nov. If you've got an account on our website, let me know and I can give you a peek at the details.
+1 SacchIsn't aeration not all that necessary if you pitch enough healthy yeast?
That is correct. O2 demand is lessened if one pitches a starter at high krausen as well.
Good to see ya, Sacc!
Sometimes a lower FG can be had as well, but that is mainly due to the additional water added to create your sugar solution that was added back to the fermenter. You may get lucky and eat away a few more points, but most of the time like Reverse said, the sugar addition is only consumed increasing the ABV.
I print off my beersmith brewing sheet (which once completed goes into a 3 ring binder) I jot notes on the measurements - pH, actual strike/mash temp, FG, etc.
I often go back and input in the 'notes' section of Beersmith if there was any really noteworthy tasting/flavor notes - good or bad - i.e. this hop combination doesn't work at 1:1 or in the case recently of my Citra/Equinox IIPA O.M.G.