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by ColoradoBrewer
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: AAU - Alpha Acid Units
Replies: 10
Views: 8990

I too was not aware of that. Thanks cj and slothrob for filling us in. However, I would hazard a guess that there are a lot of homebrewers that also aren't aware of it, so I think it should be changed.
by ColoradoBrewer
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: AAU - Alpha Acid Units
Replies: 10
Views: 8990

Feature Request: Perhaps in the third graphical column for the hops, there could be an "AAU" graph instead of the "mg/L" that I currently see.cheers! I was just about to post this myself, until I read bswrxbz's post. So thanks for bringing it up. Mg/L is totally meaningless to me so I'd really like...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making a "yeast cream"; is this better / worth the
Replies: 13
Views: 27480

Bill, after I posted my comments, above, I tried do a little research on the matter. I must say that there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer to the question. Even Fermentis seems to muddy the waters because their comments on usage seem to vary with the audience they are addressing. To commercia...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Dead Space?? Terminology..Etc....
Replies: 7
Views: 6660

Yes, very nice. lathe. Very nice! Thanks :D :D
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making a "yeast cream"; is this better / worth the
Replies: 13
Views: 27480

[quote="Speyedr"][quote="Dissolution"]I used Fermentis Safale US-56 yeast on my last batch, I pitched it dry into the fermenter at 58
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Refractometer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 35055

slothrob wrote:Sorry about this, but... would duel appologies involve sabres at dawn? :wink:
God, I hope not :lol: (And yeah, I get the joke)
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Refractometer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 35055

Re: I don't own a refractometer

...I do think however this thread has lost the focus of the advancement of knowledge of honing and educating brewing skills. IMHO duel apologies are in order. I agree! It was never my intent to offend anyone, or attack soyousee. If anyone was offended by my comments, and that includes soyousee, the...
by ColoradoBrewer
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Refractometer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 35055

There are refractometers that measure alcohol, but I personally have never heard of one combined with one that measures brix in the same instrument. For beer all you need is one in the 0-32 brix range. And if possible, you may want to look through the instrument before purchase. The reticle can be ...
by ColoradoBrewer
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Refractometer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 35055

soyousee wrote:CB not sure why you attack everything I say
What did I say that makes you feel that way? That certainly isn't my intent.
by ColoradoBrewer
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: What do you want to see in an inventory feature?
Replies: 41
Views: 91171

What's the Harm?

...It should allow tweaking the specs of an ingredient without permanently editing the preset value of the ingredient in the main database (e.g., if my fuggles are 4.0% alpha, I want my inventory entry to say that and import that into my recipes, but without overwriting the default 4.8% alpha that ...
by ColoradoBrewer
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: What do you want to see in session recording?
Replies: 24
Views: 38079

Perhaps I'm "Thick" Too!

This is what confuses me a bit about this feature. These things are exactly what i record in the program, now. I write a proposed recipe, that has expectations for things like eficiency and boil-off and mash temperature and times. Then, on brew day, I make the changes that allow the file to reflect...
by ColoradoBrewer
Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making a "yeast cream"; is this better / worth the
Replies: 13
Views: 27480

When using Fermentis products I also just sprinkle the dry yeast on top of the wort. I tried hydrating the yeast by mixing it in 90
by ColoradoBrewer
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Refractometer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 35055

According to the OP they have them on ebay. Try a search there, or click the link in his last post to see the one he is specifically interested in.
by ColoradoBrewer
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Refractometer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 35055

There are refractometers that measure alcohol, but I personally have never heard of one combined with one that measures brix in the same instrument. For beer all you need is one in the 0-32 brix range. And if possible, you may want to look through the instrument before purchase. The reticle can be h...
by ColoradoBrewer
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: My kids just gave me a kegging system for Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 37184

Re: Natural Conditioning or Forced Carbonation?

I guess it depends partly upon circumstances. but from what I've read, the yeast from natural conditioning clears up after the first couple of beers that are drawn, but other than that ... I don't know if there is any difference. Would like to read some opinions based on actual experience using bot...