anonymous said:

What is the best water tester kit for a salt water tank?

That depends on what you want to test, and there is no 1 answer. For the casual aquarist, a commercial kit made by API will work fine. But if you want to be PRECISE you would have to invest in a test used in a lab setting.

And for salinity a normal hydrometer works fine enough, but to be entirely accurate you need a salinity refractometer.

Day 148 Pitching the Yeast in Crab Apple/Pink Cripps Cider

Day 148 Pitching the Yeast in Crab Apple/Pink Cripps Cider

Opening cider bucket to pitch the yeast.

Edinburgh yeast starter…pulled from the fridge and decanted. Opened the cider bucket and removed the cheesecloth bag of apple/crab apples pulp and squeezed out the juice. I will compost this material.

Apple/Crab Apple “must”…pulp, fiber, stems, etc.

I added the yeast slurry to the cider and stirred well. I did pull a hydrometer sample and it is very sweet…

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Day 147 Bottling Fermented Ginger Beer, Picking Crab Apples, Wine & Cider Updates

Day 147 Bottling Fermented Ginger Beer, Picking Crab Apples, Wine & Cider Updates

10 bottles of a fermented pain the the butt ginger beer!

This little project has been a real pain in the butt! From the heating pad to off the heating pad. From adding Champagne yeast to moving it on the heating pad and overheating it and killing the yeast to pitching more yeast…yadda, yadda, yadda. And the SG doesn’t make sense…it’s went from 1.061 to 1.030 to 1.34 to 1.036…and then it reads…

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USDA awards $200000 to Empire Brewing Co. for new Farmstead brewery in ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com (blog)

USDA awards $200000 to Empire Brewing Co. for new Farmstead brewery in … – The Post-Standard – syracuse.com (blog)

USDA awards $200000 to Empire Brewing Co. for new Farmstead brewery in


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Tim Butler, director of brewing operations at Empire Brewing Co. in Armory Square uses a hydrometer to check the specific gravity of freshly brewed India Pale Ale. The company received a $200,000 federal grant today to help it open the Empire Farmstead …

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Day 144 Muscadine Wine

Day 144 Muscadine Wine

Crushing foraged wild grapes.

I foraged a little over four pounds of wild muscadine grapes yesterday. I have decided to try my hand at wine making this year, instead of jelly…at least with this first round. After a little research on the internet, I am combining a couple of different recipes to adapt to what I have to work with. I have put together 2 quarts of crushed muscadine grapes, skins and…

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Hydrometer popped in and taking the original gravity before adding the yeast. Start Fermentation is sitting on 26°c. Now it’s 7days of waiting before bottling my first attempt at an #ipa #homebrew #beer

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