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Re: Mind The Gap: Course vs. Fine Crush | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2015, 01:57:06 PM »
Neither! I always appreciate your comments and thought they were mostly addressed in my other response. The hydrometers were both calibrated.

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Re: Mind The Gap: Course vs. Fine Crush | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2015, 01:58:05 PM »

Neither! I always appreciate your comments and thought they were mostly addressed in my other response. The hydrometers were both calibrated.

I'm sorry, man.  It's not you, it's me.  I've been especially grumpy lately and honestly need to lighten up.  I shall try.

You made good points!!

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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2015, 02:07:55 PM »
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Re: Mind The Gap: Course vs. Fine Crush | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2015, 11:08:11 PM »

Both pitched at 70F then placed in a freezer regulated to 66F, left for ~3 weeks.

If it was the freezer and not the beer that was temp controlled, wouldn't the beers have fermented at different peak temperatures, both significantly over 66degF?  I checked a carboy once in a steady 67degF room and it peaked at well over 70degF - 73degF iirc.  Given this was glass and not a thin better bottle.  Beer of 1.065 or so.

Placing the probe between the 2 carboys is a pretty common technique for controlling the temp of the fermenting beer. It's what I've been doing for years. I'm messing around with a BeerBug now and at 67˚F beer temp, the ambient temp waffles bewtween 56˚F and 65˚F.

@brulosopher - how do you like the beerbug? I'm thinking of buying one as a gift to myself for Christmas to monitor my speed lager fermentations so I don't have to worry about taking hydrometer readings and risking oxidation.
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Re: Mind The Gap: Course vs. Fine Crush | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2015, 11:15:30 PM »


Both pitched at 70F then placed in a freezer regulated to 66F, left for ~3 weeks.

If it was the freezer and not the beer that was temp controlled, wouldn't the beers have fermented at different peak temperatures, both significantly over 66degF?  I checked a carboy once in a steady 67degF room and it peaked at well over 70degF - 73degF iirc.  Given this was glass and not a thin better bottle.  Beer of 1.065 or so.

Placing the probe between the 2 carboys is a pretty common technique for controlling the temp of the fermenting beer. It's what I've been doing for years. I'm messing around with a BeerBug now and at 67˚F beer temp, the ambient temp waffles bewtween 56˚F and 65˚F.

@brulosopher - how do you like the beerbug? I'm thinking of buying one as a gift to myself for Christmas to monitor my speed lager fermentations so I don't have to worry about taking hydrometer readings and risking oxidation.

It's neat and pretty accurate, a somewhat expensive convenience. I'll be publishing an official review soon.

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Re: Mind The Gap: Course vs. Fine Crush | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2015, 06:34:01 PM »

@brulosopher - how do you like the beerbug? I'm thinking of buying one as a gift to myself for Christmas to monitor my speed lager fermentations so I don't have to worry about taking hydrometer readings and risking oxidation.

With all due respect, there is no need to worry about oxidation from taking a gravity sample.  The Beerbgug is a neat toy, but it is in no way necessary to prevent oxidation.   I will reference my old standby line...."If you can't take a gravity sample without compromising your beer, perhaps you should consider taking up knitting instead."  It's a JOKE, OK?
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Re: Mind The Gap: Course vs. Fine Crush | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2015, 10:03:24 PM »


@brulosopher - how do you like the beerbug? I'm thinking of buying one as a gift to myself for Christmas to monitor my speed lager fermentations so I don't have to worry about taking hydrometer readings and risking oxidation.

With all due respect, there is no need to worry about oxidation from taking a gravity sample.  The Beerbgug is a neat toy, but it is in no way necessary to prevent oxidation.   I will reference my old standby line...."If you can't take a gravity sample without compromising your beer, perhaps you should consider taking up knitting instead."  It's a JOKE, OK?

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But seriously, I'm super anal about oxidation and always purge the headspace with co2 after checking a gravity. It would be pretty cool to just have this data sent to my iPhone
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