couldn't you use new caps? seems like a lot of trouble to re-use a 2 cent cap.
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First brew today with my 10 gallon Polar Ware stainless. I ended up stirring a little bit during the boil w. a stainless spoon. Unfortunately, the bottom of the kettle has little scratches now! Did I ruin the kettle? Should I contact Polar to see if this is a defect? Thanks.
Brewed today with a 10 gallon SS kettle and it was BIG. I'm considering downsizing to a 5 gallon kettle as nothing came close to a boil over with about 3 gallons of wort.
Besides making more beer, is there an advantage to doing a full boil as far as quality of beer goes? Thanks.
thanks fellas. crazy that it's shipped to washington and back. i hadn't even thought about where it would've been malted. i was born in yakima so i suppose that's okay too.
Yeastcalc mentions an "ideal gravity" of 1.037 for a starter - perhaps that was done to keep the grams of DME to milliliters of water ratio at a nice comfortable 10:100.
I'll assume the growth rate calculators were set up based on that OG, but does it really make that much of a difference in the growth rate or overall yeast health between a liter at 1.037 and a liter at 1.030?
I will leave the discussion of yeast health to the microbiologists, but overall growth rate would be less at a lower gravity just because there's less food for the yeast to eat.
since we are on the topic, anyone have general guidelines/thoughts on how big a single step starter should be? ive wondered if a one step 2.5ltr starter at 1.035 is fine, vs. 2 steps at 1.25lt each.
Sweet, thanks. I had it once in an ale. That was enough for me. What about lagers though?
Or ship it by a legal method.
I sometimes wonder at our collective mentality that businesses should just accept our defiance and that we shouldn't be expected to read the fine print on the ticket, agreeing to the contract of the what is accepted practice.
Sorry for the rant. I mean no offense. Its an $8 fix to a multimillion dollar problem is all...
Would we disregard BJCP guidelines or the Reinheitsgebot with such wanton? I think not! I rest my case. No further questions your honor