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  • I've been brewing for 24 years. My brewery is a 3 vessel, 2-tier, 2 pump, HERMS system. I chill with whirlpool wort recirculation and a separate ice water chiller pump. I ferment in a chest freezer with a thermostat and keg in 5 gallon cornies.
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  • Posted in thread: Golden Promise grain on 09-11-2015 at 04:58 PM
    Sounds like you need a new LHS. That's pretty unacceptable thing to be out of.

  • Posted in thread: Squeeze My Lemon Summer Blonde on 09-11-2015 at 04:36 PM
    Well, add another medal to the stack this recipe has taken.Only changes I make to base recipe
    are: [*]17% corn[*]Mashed at 152[*]Kolsch yeast (and accompanying pitch temp, ferm temp,short
    lagering etc...

  • Posted in thread: NHC 2015 - Registration Open on 07-19-2015 at 02:50 PM
    I received my score sheets in snail mail yesterday.

  • Posted in thread: BIAB Virgin please be gentile on 07-16-2015 at 01:00 AM
    What, Jewish people don't know how to brew? :)

  • Posted in thread: First AG. Think I screw up! on 07-15-2015 at 01:43 AM
    I'd recommend making something other than hefe for a new brewer. Or Kolsch for that matter.
    Neither of those are particularly easy brews, the hefe can have lautering problems and the
    Kolsch has some p...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun False Bottom in HERMS Help on 07-08-2015 at 09:09 PM
    I also recirc through a HERMS system using a false bottom with the 3/8" barb and can run full
    throttle open no problem.Other stuff to consider:Check your grist ratio. Should be at least 1.5

  • Posted in thread: What ingredients can be reused? Another newbie question... on 07-08-2015 at 09:04 PM
    You *can* however, reuse the yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Squeeze My Lemon Summer Blonde on 07-04-2015 at 04:28 PM
    What better beer to brew on 4th of July?Here's Squeeze My Lemon (Kolsch) 18th brewing happening
    now! Thanks Lars!

  • Posted in thread: Achieving a silky/pillowy/creamy mouthfeel (a la Hill Farmstead)? on 06-17-2015 at 02:20 PM
    He does in fact use rahr proof.I love the kiddie pool lid!

  • Posted in thread: Achieving a silky/pillowy/creamy mouthfeel (a la Hill Farmstead)? on 06-16-2015 at 02:12 PM
    This discussion has me doing a few mouthfeel experiments as well. Nothing as amazing and well
    documented as some other posters, but I can confirm one thing that's been discussed.Yeast.I
    brew a Dry Iri...


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