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Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 09-30-2016 at 04:05 PM
Until they're in the middle of another product and the Z gets shelved. I've been told that
there was a major upgrade close to completion that got scrapped, what's to stop that from
happening again? I ...
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 09-29-2016 at 04:12 PM
FWIW, now that the Pico is shipping they seem to be refocusing their efforts on software. And
PLEASE don't get pissed off at Kevin the customer service guy. He has no say in the order of
Posted in thread: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 24 on 09-28-2016 at 05:16 PM
https://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast/episode-24-we-answer-many-your-questionsYou know how
we said we were getting back to our "usual" format? Ha! Today we blow it up again because y'all
sent in so...
Posted in thread: Poll on batch sparging on 09-27-2016 at 03:46 PM
ha ha, wort is sugar and thats why we stir, letting it settle just increases the chance of
pulling it out, maybe I said the wrong words, my badNo, I'm afraid it doesn't work like that.
Posted in thread: Poll on batch sparging on 09-27-2016 at 03:44 PM
If I remember correctly, pulling the tube out of the braid was nigh impossible (chinese finger
trick effect). It was necessary to hold the braid and PUSH the tubing through it, letting the
Posted in thread: Poll on batch sparging on 09-26-2016 at 09:43 PM
I'm not understanding something. Those part numbers are for braided hose connections whose
purpose is to connect water supplies. Since they won't let water out, they won't let wort in.
So how do you g...
Posted in thread: Poll on batch sparging on 09-26-2016 at 08:33 PM
That's the problem with a lot of the resources (books, articles, etc.). They said batch sparge
at 168 degrees, so that's what I heated my water to. Same with fermentation temp. Ferment at
68, so that'...
Posted in thread: Poll on batch sparging on 09-26-2016 at 07:52 PM
Yeah, that's a Bazooka. I tried one, but it didn't work as well as hose braid. What you want is
Lasco brand (part number 10-0121 or 10-0321). I get them at my local hardware store, but Amazon
Posted in thread: Poll on batch sparging on 09-26-2016 at 07:30 PM
Just a few minutes, maybe 5. I put the water in at about 170, stir the mash like I'm mad at it,
and let it sit for just a few minutes to let the grain settle. Vorlauf 3-5 times depending on
how light ...
Posted in thread: Poll on batch sparging on 09-26-2016 at 05:01 PM
the only reason to let it set for a while is if you stir then recirculate, you want to reset
the grain bed and let it settle for a while to pull all the remaining lose sugar to the bottom
and then tha...