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Old 12-29-2013, 01:02 AM   #21
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Most 'experts' (Jamil, John Palmer, etc) claim that FWH hopping imparts some degree of flavor and a smoother bitterness. They also claim that there is an increased perceived bitterness.

Not sure why you put 'experts' like that, given that they are by any reasonable measure. Regardless, those are recipe issues rather than process issues. Since this thread seemed to be focused on a particular process issue, I offered a process suggestion.


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Old 12-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #22
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I experienced these growing pains as well. Started with the stock pot we had int he house, maybe three gallons. I immediately wanted to do full boils so I bought a 5.5 gallon pot which of course was too small. Then I jumped to a bayou classic turkey fryer and ultimately a keggle. The good part was all of the old pots were re-purposed. The stock pot went back to regular house duty, the 5.5 gallon pot is now a nice small batch stove top kettle for when the weather is to crappy to brew outside, the bayou classic is my HLT/HERMS kettle and I runt he Keggle which maxes out at 12.5 gallons. I don't have any desire to go larger unless of course I go pro

But yeah, plan ahead. If you like the hobby get a flexible setup that can do 5 and 10 gallons batches early on and skip the middle steps or plan ahead so you can re-purpose you kettles. I just got lucky, not thought was given to my plan.



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I have a 30gt SS steamer/stock pot I use. I just add cold water into the fermenter to make up the difference. I make 5gal at a time. Pretty simple. I use the BIAB method and the steamer basket helps to lift out the grain bags for sparging!

It came with the pot so why not use it?

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Most 'experts' (Jamil, John Palmer, etc) claim that FWH hopping imparts some degree of flavor and a smoother bitterness. They also claim that there is an increased perceived bitterness.
....Re-read the OP. Cheers!

Shouldn't all peeps writing a reply read the OP, at least, and reply accordingly?
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....Re-read the OP. Cheers!

Shouldn't all peeps writing a reply read the OP, at least, and reply accordingly?
I'm not sure why this thread is bringing out the angst, but, perhaps you could read the entire thread before flaming?

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Very true. I went from a 3 gallon to 5 and finally 10. On the plus side, I was able to donate my old equipment to people that were just starting out.
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