I suspect the answer is because you are adding plain water and removing water with dissolved sugar (dissolved out of the grain). If you dissolve table sugar in plain water the total volume will increase slightly.
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Hrm...Grain silos are also dangerous places. Never walk on grain, you can get sucked under and killed.
Are wort boil vapors bad for you?
1.) I don't know but I stuck my head in a bunch of C02 and nearly died
2.) I don't know but ethanol is bad for you
3.) I don't know but I almost fell into a vat of whiskey
4.) I don't know but I cooked beef in cheap wine and almost seared my face off
The only thing about malt extract for starters that is important is to use unhopped extracts.Say what?
Ithought they only fruited on second year canes? or is that blackberries?Summer bearing raspberries produce on second year growth. Ever bearing varieties produce on 2nd year growth in the summer and first year growth in the fall. Some people chop them back and go with the fall crop only to keep the plants more manageable.
I've never skinned a blackcurrent and imagine it's very tedious. And anyway, it's very difficult to get fresh blackcurrents in the US, so I always wonder where descriptors like that come from.I don't get cat pee at all, just blackcurrant skin. But I'm the same way with the onion/garlic/Asiago thing. Anything more than the faintest hint and the beer starts to become savory to me and I can't bring myself to drink it.Many beers with high rates of Simcoe, Citra, other New World hops are just cat pee to my wife. She is much more sensitive to it. I get the pine and fruit.
+1. It's funny how differently people perceive hop aromas. Occasionally I'll pick up a slight cattiness from Simcoe, but mostly pine and fruit as well. I get none from Citra. But I'm really sensitive to the onion/garlic thing, which I strongly dislike.
I'm curious to see what others will think of Wai-iti once it starts becoming more widely available in the US. I just get straight up, concentrated blackcurrant from that hop. I wonder if others will get a lot of cat pee from that one.