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  1. 2 points
    After cold crashing 14 times (I've batched 16 kegs and still have two working) I can tell you that you may not see a perfectly clear beer after 3 days (or longer?). But, that's ok, the beer will still taste good if you did the other things right and you can take comfort in knowing that "hazy beers" are now all the current rage in the craft beer industry. Seems customers are not only content with the haze, but expect it over the crystal clear domestic mass-produced beers. Also, there will still be a little more 'cleanup' going on when the beer has been bottled and set aside to carbonate and/or condition. Be cheerful. Brew On! 😎
  2. 2 points
    D Kristof

    corbo drops vs sugar experiment

    Cooler liquids retain more gas than warmer liquids. If your temperatures remained low your beer retained more CO2 from fermentation than it would have if warmer. Starting with a higher carbonation level you need less sugar to reach the final carbonation level desired.
  3. 2 points

    hydrometer vs refractometer

    rick my glass hydrometer is from when i first started brewing ages ago... it hasnt killed itself yet. the only piece of original equipment to commit suicide was my bottling wand... and it was plastic. while removing the tubing i heard SNAP.. sadness. i find that by singing to my hydrometer as i lovingly unwrap it for use... and when i clean it, that it stays happy and healthy.
  4. 1 point
    D Kristof

    corbo drops vs sugar experiment

    One final comment from me on this topic. If you are wondering why the MrBeer directions have so much sugar recommended remember their target customers are new brewers. If the kit is placed on a kitchen counter top with ambient air temps at the upper end of the recommended range, the higher priming rate will compensate for the CO2 off gassing during fermentation. The down side is, the fewer brewers who do keep theirs on the cooler end risk gushers. When those guys turn to this forum, it's unfortunate that our first thoughts some times jump to conclusions of incomplete fermentation or infections.
  5. 1 point
    My first attempt attempt at cold crashing. This is the MRB - 1776 Ale and I can see lots of large yeast rafts in there. I sure hope it's ok when I bottle Sunday. I'm scared.