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Posted in thread: BrewHardware.com RIMS hardware Kit and more Giveaway! on 01-06-2015 at 10:53 PM
Posted in thread: HERMS Strike Temp = Mash Temp? on 01-02-2015 at 06:35 PM
Thanks maierhof and all, very useful information. In re: the questions, I am using a Blichmann
TOP to control a Blichmann burner based on the temp in the HERMS pot, which is a 10 gal
stainless Update ...
Posted in thread: HERMS Strike Temp = Mash Temp? on 12-31-2014 at 09:11 PM
This is very timely. I'm still dialing in my HERMS system.I heat my mash water by circulating
thru my herms...just easier.I wonder if we can develop a similar formula to what beersmith does
Posted in thread: Blichmann RIMS-Rocket on 12-30-2014 at 10:47 PM
That looks awesome! For a product that is marketed as a turnkey solution to a RIMS system,
having to figure out your own way to stand it up is a bit of a miss! Still love Blichmann
Posted in thread: BIAB Vorlaufing on 12-24-2014 at 11:17 PM
Posted in thread: Sparging temp? on 12-22-2014 at 08:39 PM
I always sparge below 170F per John Palmer. 168F seems to work well for me. The temperature of
the sparge water is important. The water should be no more than 170°F, as husk tannins become
Posted in thread: HERMS Strike Temp = Mash Temp? on 12-22-2014 at 08:33 PM
Thanks guys. I did debate on whether or not to use the boil kettle for strike water, but the
laziness kicked in and I wanted to utilize the automation as much as possible. I also noticed a
HLT temp of...
Posted in thread: Should I use a secondary fermentor? on 12-22-2014 at 07:11 PM
It seems like this board (and homebrewers in general) is pretty split when it comes to using a
secondary. I personally do not use one as it adds extra cleaning (which I don't want to do)
extra time (w...
Posted in thread: A List of Tips to Help Simplify Your Brew Day on 12-22-2014 at 05:26 PM
I like the free labor tip the most. I don't have kids but if I did, they'd be doing all sorts
of stuff for me! Also the clean while you brew tip is key. By the end of the brew day, the only
Posted in thread: Double-mash into software…? on 12-22-2014 at 05:20 PM
You could also experiment with longer mash times to maximize your efficiency. I've done 90
minute mashes at 149F with great results.