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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon Aegis View Post
    Alas, whoah I say to my brethern who share my bane in lack of beer-taste! For we are the ones who must seek further to find a blessed libation with which to get ver-shnickered on. Oh the humanity! Hehehe
    That was good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. P View Post
    TAKeyser,

    Is there a compiled list or chart that shows which yeast prefers certain SGs? Iíve look at the chart in the NewBeeís guide as well as the table in ďThe Complete Meadmaker" and an additional list I printed off from somewhere. They all state the temp range and ABV but I couldnít see where any of the indicated a preferred SG.

    Regards,
    Paul
    I use Lallemand's Yeast Chart quite a bit. Its a bit intimidating at first, but its not too bad once you get the hang of it.

    The chart will show you estimated ABV tolerance of the yeast and their relative nitrogen requirements (how sensitive they are to a lack of nutrients). When starting out, it easier if you stick with the low nitrogen yeasts.

    Also, keep in mind that the estimated alcohol tolerance of the yeast is just that... an estimate. A 14% yeast may finish early and only get to 13.5% or it might just keep going till 15%.

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    Thanks Brain! I converted the table to Excel and it's saved as well as printed out for the reference section of my binder.

    Regards,
    Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by brian92fs View Post
    I use Lallemand's Yeast Chart quite a bit. Its a bit intimidating at first, but its not too bad once you get the hang of it.

    The chart will show you estimated ABV tolerance of the yeast and their relative nitrogen requirements (how sensitive they are to a lack of nutrients). When starting out, it easier if you stick with the low nitrogen yeasts.

    Also, keep in mind that the estimated alcohol tolerance of the yeast is just that... an estimate. A 14% yeast may finish early and only get to 13.5% or it might just keep going till 15%.

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    Mr.P Welcome,
    As You can see people love to help here, I am also very new, and getting ready for my Patron badge

    As for the calculator, like was stated its always and estimate but the big things that I kept messing up was which boxes I checked.

    If you check target volume it will figure ur SG which needs not be modified, just as long as you have your weights correct and checked in the addition sugar area. If you then change the batch size or other constants it will show the changes nicely..

    When in doubt just plug in what you know or what ur starting to make a recipe for, the biggest help to me was how it shows you the average % of the fruit is ferment-able sugars so its easier to figure how much to add for your taste.

    Hope this helps unless it clicked for you then GREAT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    Super secret top secret recipe that the rest of us can't be privy to
    No, a slight variation on one that you're already privy to.
    Na zdrowie!

    Wayne B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneb View Post
    No, a slight variation on one that you're already privy to.
    OK as long as secrets aren't be kept from the rest of the hive

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivecats View Post
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
    -- Benjamin Franklin
    As much as I like the 'quote', its not a quote...

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2008...in-on-beer.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkboy View Post
    As much as I like the 'quote', its not a quote...

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2008...in-on-beer.htm
    For the record, as Skunkboy pointed out, the Ben Franklin quote is inaccurate. The proper quote, as written in a letter addressed to Andrť Morellet in 1779, is:

    "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."

    At the same time, however, I'll add my favorite quote from the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance:

    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."


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    I just see that 'quote' everywhere and tasks me...

    "The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret"

    -- (Terry Pratchett, The Truth)
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    ... only try to realize the truth.
    There is no spoon.
    Lanne pase toujou pi bon
    (Past years are always better)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medsen Fey View Post
    ... only try to realize the truth.
    There is no spoon.
    To quote the Tick, "Sppooooooon!"
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