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Posted in thread: Tasting raw grains on 12-19-2013 at 09:25 AM
All the time. Now that I'm moving into recipe development I find myself tasting grains as I
finalize my grain bill. Or, if I try a new grain (like rauch) I'll give it a chew. It's really
abstract in r...
Posted in thread: New brewer-$4k budget on 12-18-2013 at 02:43 PM
60sd and ilikeguns hit it on the head. You could start out on the right path with properly
sized kettles, tuns, etc. That's one area that I find annoying to upgrade- vessel size. You'll
end up buying ...
Posted in thread: Corrugated roofing on a keezer? on 12-18-2013 at 02:39 PM
Like a tin roof? I haven't seen anyone do that on this board (though someone may have. I
dunno?). It could look pretty cool if the rest of the keezer fits the look. I'd imagine laying
it as you would ...
Posted in thread: Problem with batch 2 on 12-18-2013 at 02:35 PM
Kinda looks to me like convection stirring up trub. If the pic is after day 5 the yeast are
probably still churning. Cold crashing will probably help clear the murk and restore the color
you expect. W...
Posted in thread: 2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013 on 12-18-2013 at 02:22 AM
56772.5 + 3 gal. Blackberry Wheat+ 5 gal. Smoked Porter+ 5 gal. Pale Ale+ 10 gal. IPA+ 5 gal.
Posted in thread: New to brewing all-grain kits on 12-18-2013 at 12:06 AM
It sounds like you've got a couple crossed wires on terminology.Sparges don't determine your
final product volume- that comes from planning how much water you mash with, and then how much
water you sp...
Posted in thread: New to brewing all-grain kits on 12-17-2013 at 08:35 AM
The same produced volume, or the same gravity? Either way the answer is yes, if it's a five
gallon batch and you're planning for that final volume. Kyle
Posted in thread: Just brewed my first batch! on 12-17-2013 at 07:40 AM
Definitely move it back to the cooler closet. The banana smell is esters produced by the yeast
from a too-hot fermentation. Your airlock will stop bubbling in a couple days- don't worry
about that, ei...
Posted in thread: trouble determining boil off rate - proposed workaround on 12-16-2013 at 10:26 PM
I took a few shots of my gas plumbing. It's not complicated at all, and a little teflon tape
will seal the system. Since this is all downstream of your regulator you're only running at a
couple psi, i...
Posted in thread: Recap of first all grain brew day, any thoughts or suggestions? on 12-16-2013 at 10:06 PM
Welcome to the forum, congrats on your first brew- your setup sounds pretty sweet.You will
certainly benefit from a program such as BeerSmith. It allows you to input your equipment, and
has some prese...