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  • Posted in thread: Raw Ale / No Boil on 02-05-2016 at 01:42 AM
    335393And the lacing. 335394

  • Posted in thread: Raw Ale / No Boil on 02-05-2016 at 01:41 AM
    So even though it had only been 8 days from brewing this, I couldn't stand it any longer and
    had to check on it. So here were my notes: The OG was 1.043 and the SG now is 1.014. A little
    higher than I...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing efficeny question when going from 5 to 10 gallon batch on 02-03-2016 at 09:18 PM
    Do you normally do two sparges? I do one for a 5 gallon batch, but two for a 10 gallon batch
    due to volume restrictions in my mash tun. I get about 4-5 % jump in efficiency from the extra
    sparge. Mayb...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 01-31-2016 at 09:48 PM
    Brewed a Westy 12 clone. Overshot my volume a litte, but it still should end up at 9% or
    slightly over. Followed the two recipes in the data base for the traditional - made my own
    candi syrup too.

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to Sanitize Hop Bag on 01-29-2016 at 09:46 PM
    And since the keg is chilled, that will slow down any bad bugs. I'm sure you will be fine.

  • Posted in thread: 10 gal split into 5 gal fermenters trub seperation? on 01-29-2016 at 06:09 PM
    I've done this before for the same reason that you are inquiring about. I have not really
    noticed any difference in the finished beer. It definitely is easier to harvest and re-pitch
    yeast when there ...

  • Posted in thread: Raw Ale / No Boil on 01-29-2016 at 04:16 PM
    Sounds potentially promising, please keep us posted. Di the hops seem at all "grassy" or
    "hay-like" being that there was no boil?Grassy might be one way to describe them. But not in a
    bad way. They ta...

  • Posted in thread: Raw Ale / No Boil on 01-29-2016 at 02:40 PM
    333754I doesn't look as pale as it really was. I think it's because of the blue table cloth.

  • Posted in thread: Raw Ale / No Boil on 01-29-2016 at 02:36 PM
    Yes please do. I'm very interested to know if:[*]It turns sour (you're not trying to do a sour,
    right?)[*]It clears up reasonably well (need photos!)[*]The bitterness seems right against the
    IBU predi...

  • Posted in thread: Don't Do That. on 01-25-2016 at 09:10 PM
    Clearly label your "in" and "out" post on both the actual post and on the keg, but somehow
    manage to switch them anyway, and only realize the error after several frustrating minutes of
    wrestling with ...