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Old 02-10-2012, 02:35 AM   #21
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Holy lucky day, Batman! Denny posted here as well! This is awesome!

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #22
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Wow- I'm jealous. You got Tasty and Denny both in your thread today.

That's cool.

Wonder what Jamil is up to today?

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:48 AM   #23
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Wow- I'm jealous. You got Tasty and Denny both in your thread today.

That's cool.

Wonder what Jamil is up to today?
You know what's funny? I was about to write, "Now all I need is Yooper to drop in.".

Maybe I should mention Jamil, too, for the final crown jewel? And then go buy a lottery ticket!
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:51 AM   #24
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You know what's funny? I was about to write, "Now all I need is Yooper to drop in.".

Maybe I should mention Jamil, too, for the final crown jewel? And then go buy a lottery ticket!
Dude, if you get the Trifecta of Tasty, Denny, and Jamil, you can die a happy man.

As it is, you can die 2/3 happy as a man.
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Wow, 3 for 4, not bad. I'm pulling for you hoping that the fourth shows up.

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I don't really calculate my volumes.

I brew 10 gallons, I buy 14-15 gallons of water, mash with enough to cover the grain by a few inches, sparge with the remainder until I end up with about 11-13gallons pre boil, boil down to about 10.5 gallons. Through transfers, grain absorption, dead space, spills, and small inefficiencies in my brew day I lose the few extra gallons.

This is how I do most of my batches as long as the grain bill isn't too small. I like my process and I think I make pretty darn good beer.
We do the same - we buy 3, 5 gallon jugs of water. Mash in with 8 gallons and sparge with 7 gallons. We just ensure that we have a couple of inches of water above the grain bed when sparging. We end up with 11.5 or so gallons of pre-boil. It has worked for us so far.
And since I am an English Lit teacher I have learned that math is best to be avoided whenever possible.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:06 AM   #27
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And since I am an English Lit teacher I have learned that math is best to be avoided whenever possible.
As a Fine Arts grad, I concur. Unfortunately, the Siebel and ABG education courses don't agree.

"Dammit Jim, I'm a brewer not a calculator!"
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Dude, if you get the Trifecta of Tasty, Denny, and Jamil, you can die a happy man.

As it is, you can die 2/3 happy as a man.
You know me and you can still say that?
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You know me and you can still say that?
Hey, we "middle aged" types have to stick together!
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Hey, we "middle aged" types have to stick together!
As of next Tues., I hit 60...as Garrison Keillor says, that's "extreme middle age"!
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