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  • Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-26-2016 at 07:58 PM
    Yup, it can happen. Smaller particle, with more surface area, can convert faster. Thus Beta
    Amylase acting on small particles in a hot mash (156+) may have time to convert, while large
    particles wont ...

  • Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-26-2016 at 07:57 PM
    What you say is exactly my point. With small grains (i.e. a tight crush) there is more surface
    area and thus conversion can happen faster.If you don't want that, because you are mashing hot,
    you may s...

  • Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-18-2016 at 04:03 PM
    A Con of BIAB is with a tight crush, you can get conversion very quickly. If your recipe calls
    for a hot mash (and a less fermentable wort), like 156, you may get a more fermentable wort
    than you expe...

  • Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-18-2016 at 03:59 PM
    One thing I've struggled with in BIAB is cloudy beer. If I use a finer crush, I get cloudier
    beer. If I don't, I get less efficiency. I've had moderate success with cold crashing/Gelatin
    fining, but i...

  • Posted in thread: day 2 Boil?? on 04-12-2016 at 12:27 PM
    Never heard of it but I don't see why it wouldn't work. You are boiling for an hour, so the
    bacteria won't survive anyway.It's not the bacteria, it's their by produce, like lactic acid
    that you want t...

  • Posted in thread: Aerating a big beer on 03-20-2016 at 04:17 PM
    I guess maybe I don't fully understand. Would gently stirring with a spoon get enough O2 back
    into the beer to be worthwhile?Gently stirring will get the CO2 out.Then you have to vigorously
    shake the ...

  • Posted in thread: did a mango ipa and lefted with a lot of pulp on 03-18-2016 at 12:51 PM
    I suggest racking to another container. This will leave a lot of the pulp behind, but not all.
    That's one of the problems of using fruit.In fact, you may want to rack twice (maybe adding a
    little suga...

  • Posted in thread: Aerating a big beer on 03-18-2016 at 12:48 PM
    I've been reading some older threads on here that talk about aerating a big beer a second time
    at approximately 12 hours after pitching the yeast. Everything makes sense to me but those
    threads genera...

  • Posted in thread: losing the lacto wars on 03-08-2016 at 02:33 AM
    It's not as easy as just use star san and PBW to get rid of an infection.Hospitals have a hard
    time getting rid of infections and they use way better stuff than we have.One of the big
    problems is bact...

  • Posted in thread: Taking time efficiency to ridiculous extremes 79 minute brew on 02-04-2016 at 07:46 PM
    Decoction has a specific meaning in brewing. If you take a standard phrase or term, and use it
    for something else, it will cause confusion.You will have fewer people interested in your posts
    and more ...

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