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  1. Community Members 288 236 posts Report post Posted Saturday at 01:13 PM "A while back I brewed a little 1-gallon all-grain Kit. It was weak and impotent (which really taxed my ego). It consisted of 1-1/2 lb of 2-row and 1/2 ounce of Kent Goldings hops." Don't feel bad, this was a pretty light brew anyway. a quick scan on recipe builder puts it a little over 4% ABV even with the right amount of water. So it will taste pretty thin. Your new amounts look like just under 6% so a big difference. Do you remember what ABV did the kit claim?
  2. Drink beer, rinse out well, using small finger to remove the ring of bits stick inside the neck. At bottling, clean deposits inside with soft, bottlebrush, sanitize with Mr B sanitizer. Make sure to invert bottles to get caps and threads wet (and caps of 12 oz bottles)
  3. Hey! Youre brewing guru too! Internet high five!

  4. I use a Gephhhfftermeter. I listen to the sound when I open the cap. Is is pft? pffft? PFFT? or Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff………………….. time to clean up? British beer is pft. German Wiezen is PFFT.
  5. In your link it says sucrose breaks down (when by yeast via enzyme invertase) to 50% Glucose, 50% Fructose so that leads to Carbo drops --> 27% Glucose & 73% Sucrose--> 63% Glucose, 37% Fructose Sugar dots --> 100% Sucrose --> 50% Glucose , 50% Fructose (via enzyme invertase) So other than the yeast having to break down more sucrose (and they need to do it for both) I don't think it is grossly different - unless there are conditions that prevent that. Conveniently, sugar dots are 0.5 tsp, I use --> 1 per 12 oz, 2 per .75 mL, 3 per 1L. (Sometimes less for dark ales)
  6. Hope it comes out well - taste comparison will be interesting.
  7. That does make it tough to do at home unless you have good equipment with temperature control or just luck.
  8. I am thinking that your deformed caps are either a bad batch or you are seriously over-carbonating to deform them. Either way replacing the caps looks like a fix. Did you have any really highly carbonated brews?
  9. I would just take the rings off and see if that fixes it, if not, try to isolate the bottles so you can tell which ones do it then replace them as you suggest. You could also try just using new caps (minus the ring).
  10. On a different note - did you notice that Mr B now includes TWO LMEs with the Deluxe refills?!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Yay - "Pinetop the Elevated Beer. …...You have to be high to get it" No - wait a minute - that does not sound right. lol.
  12. Next is he Pennsylvania Lager Mr B recipe after I bottle the Belgian Ale.
  13. Got partial mash grains for Mr B Pennsylvania lager but first I have a Belgian Ale to make, to use up saved Forbidden Fruit yeast.
  14. Last time I did this is worked out OK, but I did not read those instructions. As a result I added REAL CLEAN trub plus yeast to the new brew. THe new brew actuallybenefitted from some flavors left from the old.
  15. Or you could get 1 or 2 of the 1 gall all grain BIAB kits. or if you have a local home brew store I am sure they would love to help you - even the online ones if you give them a call. I would expect most of the MR Beer ones would be good - but as he says - no harm in asking.
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