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BottomlandBrew
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That's why I could never run a brewery. I have no idea if those numbers are correct. I just know if I enter 5.25 gallons as my batch size, 1 gallon trub loss, and 1 gallon equipment loss, I end up with the desired wort gravity going in the fermenter and a near perfectly full corny keg at the end.





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I end up with the desired wort gravity going in the fermenter and a near perfectly full corny keg at the end.



I'm completely ok with that...

False bottom in your mash tun? I can't imagine I'd have 1 gallon trub loss with only 1 oz of hops.






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Strong work Zap. Enjoyed reading this





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BottomlandBrew
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Steel braid.

I leave a good bit in the boil kettle. I do a solid whirlpool, let it sit, then drain until it stops. I give it the slightest tilt and drain what little bit I can without disturbing the cone of junk. The rest goes into the compost.



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If it works it works!

I think I'm going to try it with .5 lbs for each of those metrics.

Never been able to hit my numbers just right temperature wise with Beersmith.






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Zappas Stache
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Took this pic at 9am this fine morn. Looks like sometime during the dark, cold,lonely night, Mr. KRAUSEN let himself in. Now here he sits, pooping out alcohol and belching Co2. He's a nasty fellow but leaves great gifts when he leaves.







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Zappas Stache
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# days in the primary fermenter and ther is still some slight bubbling activity. But the krausen has fallen quite a bit.



Here is a pic of my wife's car this morning. She's fine just a little freaked out. Semi was in the left lane to turn right. He didnt see her.








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BottomlandBrew
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Damn, Zappa! I take it she's alright, minus needing a fresh change of pants.





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Holy shit!





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Zappas Stache
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So....this may have been pre-recorded a week ago....been to busy to update. But here we go....RACKING TO THE SECONDARY AND DRY-HOPPING.

The beer has been fermenting for 7 days and bubbling stopped a couple days ago. But this doesn't mean fermentation has stopped. From experience, I know my beers generally complete fermentation by the 7th day. But I check my gravity first before racking (transferring) the beer to the secondary (( a clean, sanitized carboy. Its good practice to rack your beer to a clean carboy if you are going to dry hop (add hops directly into the beer after it has fermented to give more hop aroma)The gunk left behind at the bottom of your primary by the active feremntation (trub) can cause various off flavors if the beer is left in contact with it for too long. In reality, I've left a beer in the primary for 3 weeks and dry hopped in the primary with no ill effects. If you have time, rack to a secondary.)) Too much typing....

I go ahead an sanitize my secondary carboy.











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Zappas Stache
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I put everything that will come in contact with the beer into a bucket. I'll pour the sanitizer from the carboy into the bucket.





I'll leave about 1/2 gallon of sanitizer in the carboy. Dip some foil into the sanitizer and cover the top of the carboy.







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the sea was angry that day my friends...like an old man trying send back soup at a deli!






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Zappas Stache
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After sanitizing the Wine Thief (tube that has a one way valve on the end of it. Lets you pull out a bit if liquid for testing/ tasting purposes.) I take out about 3-4 oz to test the gravity and taste.











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Looks awesome. I just found out one of my golf aquaintances in my neighborhood is also a home brewer. about to get hooked up soon.





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Zappas Stache
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This is my Hydrometer ( looks like a thermometer on steroids). It has different scales on the side of it...Plato scale which is another way to express gravity (the amount of sugars in a liquid)...and Brix scale...another way and what I use. If you'll recall, during my mash and at completion the the boil, I used a refractometer to measure my gravity. A refractometer only takes a drop of liquid to measure the gravity. But once there is alcohol in the liquid, you have to do some fancy calcs to adjust for alcohol when using a refractometer. Since I want enough test liquid to do a tasting, I use my hydrometer as I feel its a bit more accurate than the adjustment calcs.The Hydrometer floats in the beer and where it settles you read the line formed by the top of the liquid.....we're at 1.011 here. I anticipated this beer having a Final Gravity of 1.010 so I'm going to say it's done. If you were really anal, you would have taken a measurement 3 days ago and compared it to today's measurement. If it had changed, then the beer is still fermenting and you'd take another measurement in a couple of days.









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This is my Hydrometer
there are many like it, but this one is mine!!!






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Zappas Stache
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there are many like it, but this one is mine!!!


Anybody want to trade a Parabola I got for Rouge. He don't want it.






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