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  • Eugene OR
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  • Posted in thread: How Do I Achieve a Lower Final Gravity with California Common Yeast? on 04-23-2015 at 03:23 PM
    The wort has a lot more to do with attenuation than the yeast you use. I can use the same yeast
    and get anywhere from 60-90% attenuation depending on wort composition.

  • Posted in thread: Infusing Chai flavor? on 04-21-2015 at 05:35 PM
    In our seminar at NHC last summer, Drew made a 10 second chai tincture. Get one of those
    whippers that uses nitrous oxide cartridges. Put some chai and vodka in it. Screw on a
    cartridge and shake like...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 03:52 PM
    Haha, old maids? I like that. I will inspect my crush next time I am in there.On another note,
    that beer is fermenting now and it was the most rapidly starting, and most violent fermentation
    I have ev...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 03:51 PM
    What book do you have that suggests adding boiling sparge water? I've always heard to NEVER let
    the grain bed get above 168 deg F.Boiling water will not necessarily raise the grain bed above
    168. And ...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 03:49 PM
    You don't add boiling water; you add water at about 168-170 degrees Fahrenheit. Pick up a book
    on brewing and save yourself a lot of grief and wasted time.actually, that's the tempo you want
    the grain...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 03:48 PM
    Hmm... I am not recirculating the wort, I drained the wort and added in fresh boiling water. I
    was just trying to get more sugar out of the grain. I didn't know water could raise the ph. Why
    does addi...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-16-2015 at 05:39 PM
    Its probably your crush. My LHBS had a few mills which I think were gapped differently so I
    would have brew days like yours on occasion. Once I bought my own mill I began hitting my
    numbers every time...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-16-2015 at 05:39 PM
    I batch sparge and yes, stir like it owes you money, get all them sugars from every nook and
    cranny. That said I just had the same problem with my last batch, from what others suggested
    I'm think my m...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-16-2015 at 05:38 PM
    If doing batch sparging, lots of stirring is recommended. It is not recommended for fly
    sparging, other than an initial stir before vorlaufing. How long did you wait after stirring
    before draining? Wi...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-16-2015 at 05:37 PM
    I just brewed a batch and got 50% efficiency. I am starting to think it may have been the crush
    after reading some other posts here.But I have a question about my mashing methodology. I did
    the normal...

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