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by bobcat_brewer
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mac Maverics update
Replies: 3
Views: 7920

Re: Mac Maverics update

Thanks Jeff. It is saved along side my old 1.5 key now.
by bobcat_brewer
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mac Maverics update
Replies: 3
Views: 7920

Mac Maverics update

I updated my OS to Maverics a couple weeks ago and I'm having problems opening BTP now. I upgraded to version 2.0 a month or so ago and all was well the last time I ran it. Now on Maverics, I'm being asked for a license key but I can't locate my license key. I didn't anticipate this problem once I h...
by bobcat_brewer
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Pre Boil Gravity // BU:GU ratio
Replies: 3
Views: 9717

Re: Pre Boil Gravity // BU:GU ratio

Hover your cursor over the kettle volume and you will see your pre-boil gravity.
by bobcat_brewer
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: honey ale fermentation time
Replies: 1
Views: 5142

Re: honey ale fermentation time

Most of your fermentation will take place in your 1 week primary. The amount of honey that is in this recipe won't require the long times to ferment like you'd expect a mead to ferment. As long as you treat your fermentation well, that time frame should be perfectly fine.
by bobcat_brewer
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Styles
Replies: 5
Views: 15743

Re: Styles

Ah, gotcha. I can see how that would be tedious.
by bobcat_brewer
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Styles
Replies: 5
Views: 15743

Re: Styles

I'm certainly not speaking on any authority, but I expect the BJCP to be updated soon. There are quite a few different "styles" that have become popular the past few years that aren't addressed as official styles in the 2008 revision. No offense to the down under brewers (or any other country for th...
by bobcat_brewer
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How long does beer take to oxidize
Replies: 3
Views: 9279

+1 to Slothrob. However, whenever possible rack into a smaller secondary carboy just to be safe.
by bobcat_brewer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: expired yeast, ok to use? possibly...definitely not??
Replies: 2
Views: 6160

You could go ahead and make your starter early, then if all goes well, increase the starter size to 5 liters. to increase your cell count.
by bobcat_brewer
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Recipe percentages
Replies: 3
Views: 5174

+3
Would be a slick feature.
by bobcat_brewer
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 6
Views: 13475

I did forget to comment on the heater belt. They do work. I don't use a belt, I use a wrap I got from Northern Brewer and many of my friends have used the belt we can get at our local HBS. The belt has a warning on it stating it shouldn't be used on glass. My wrap does not. The wrap applies less hea...
by bobcat_brewer
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Primary fermentation
Replies: 0
Views: 5851

Primary fermentation

I've noticed that many of the post in the "Help!" section of this forum are related to fermentation issues. Most of these come from self described "beginner" brewers so I thought I'd post a few "best practices" here: 1. Pitch plenty of healthy yeast. If your beer has a gravity above 1.044, make a st...
by bobcat_brewer
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: STINKY BREW
Replies: 2
Views: 6893

Ditto on what slothrob said. Five days is early in the process for a lager. My typical practice is two weeks at 50F degrees followed by a 48 hour diacetyl rest at ~65F degrees. This practice has resulted in clean fermentation profiles for my lagers. Make sure fermentation is complete and all the byp...
by bobcat_brewer
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Saison
Replies: 6
Views: 13475

That yeast definitely works better if you warm the temperature up. Those temps are very low for that yeast. There's nothing wrong starting it at those temps, but when the fermentation begins to slow you want to begin raising the temperature until fermentation is complete. reaching the mid 70s is a g...
by bobcat_brewer
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Chilling Down Wort
Replies: 4
Views: 10203

You will kill your yeast.
by bobcat_brewer
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Well, time to upgrade my three tier!!
Replies: 27
Views: 57460

Good luck Jeff. I'm still enjoying my gravity feed system. I've investigated building/purchasing a more automated system, but I really like the hands on I get out of my cheap, hand built gravity system.