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Posted in thread: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 19 on 07-20-2016 at 03:52 PM
This episode starts with a brief stop at the brewery where we walk you through some of the
newest things we're playing with! (Like Drew's new mill - review on the site)Then we ask - What
happens when ...
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-19-2016 at 07:25 PM
Awesome, my current system which I was going to move in from the garage to the basement can
handle the level of temp control and mirror the re-circulation the Zymatic is doing so I'm
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-19-2016 at 03:26 PM
I would imagine that boiling a small pot of water on your stove makes a lot more steam. The Z
was designed for indoor use after all. If you are able to cook in your house without having to
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 07-18-2016 at 09:25 PM
re: chilling the wort for a Zymatic brew....I just picked up a Corny Pillar from JaDeD to use
with my Zymatic. Less than 5 min. to chill the batch to pitching temp.
Posted in thread: PBW vs Oxy Clean on 07-14-2016 at 03:38 PM
I have never seen the scent/dye free version at Costco -are you using the regular kind?When I
use Oxiclean, it's Oxiclean Versatile. Even though it has the stuff in it, it makes no
Posted in thread: PBW vs Oxy Clean on 07-13-2016 at 06:37 PM
In my testing, Oxiclean clean works pretty well. PBW works better and rinses more easily. And
Craftmeister oxygen and alkaline cleaners beat both Oxi and PBW by a mile.
Posted in thread: Lager - i sampled and i think i taste some diacetyl on 07-10-2016 at 07:47 PM
I would just bring it back up. Try to warm it to a little higher temperature this time and/or
leave it warm for a little longer.Good idea. If that doesn't work, you can try
krausening....adding a qt. ...
Posted in thread: Effects of losing temperature during mash on 07-10-2016 at 04:31 PM
Measured mash efficiency in Brewsmith is 95% on the last batch.There seems to be a bit of
confusion here...I thought you just said your mash/pre boil efficiency was 61-71%? If mash
efficiency is truly...
Posted in thread: Effects of losing temperature during mash on 07-09-2016 at 03:32 PM
Thanks for this. I've been keeping track of small things, and keep getting a little better. the
61-71% is pre-boil efficiency, from BeerSmith.Check what your conversion efficiency is. If it's
Posted in thread: Effects of losing temperature during mash on 07-08-2016 at 06:15 PM
I am trying to track down efficiency issues. First all grain was 61%, next one was 65%. The
latest one was 71%, and I've been keeping the temperature right at the mash temp. The 71% was
mashed 10 mins...