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THA Cloning

The penultimate attempt, IPA #17, at right.

I love Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. So much so that I’d drink it on a regular basis, if I could afford it ($10.49 a six pack currently). Hence my long flirtation with clone recipes. There are quite a few out there, none of which quite sparges my grain [...]

AverageCats

You guys! I made an AverageCat! You should go vote for it so they’ll put it on the site.

Mazur maintains that rodents spread toxoplasmosis, not Toxoplasma.

 

Forty-Two

That’s how many batches I’ve brewed (since I started keeping notes). A question about preferred OG ranges came up in an NB forum topic, and I couldn’t decide if I liked 1.050-1.059, or 1.060-1.069. Turns out the answer is a little of both: the mean is 1.065 (with a standard deviation of 0.029 – outliers [...]

Ten Deliveries

What’s the point of having GPS on your iPhone if you aren’t going to geek out about stuff?

Name:    13 June 2010 Date:    Jun 13, 2010 6:17 pm Map:    Google Maps Distance:    48.3 miles Elapsed Time:    1:50:30 Avg Speed:    26.2 mph Max Speed:    55.1 mph Avg Pace:    02′ 17″ per mile Min Altitude:    656 ft Max Altitude:    819 ft Start Time:    2010-06-13T22:17:01Z

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Refractometer Estimates of Final Gravity

A refractometer is one of the most useful tools a brewer can have. It allows for near-instantaneous measurements of specific gravity, without having to compensate for or adjust sample temperature or withdraw a large volume of wort/beer (a significant concern at homebrew scales). There are a few issues associated with accurately using a refractometer for [...]