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Posted in thread: E-Herms Beginner Question on 12-20-2010 at 02:28 AM
If you want to use a HERMS to step mash, consider a stand alone heat exchanger, rather than
using your HLT. My heat exchanger is a 2 gallon cooler with a 1500 watt element. I can much
more quickly cha...
Posted in thread: E-Herms Beginner Question on 12-20-2010 at 02:16 AM
Just dug up a nearly 2 year old post from Kal that answered all my questions. Sorry for the
wasted post.It's funny I searched all day today while building my system in my head, and
couldn't find the a...
Posted in thread: E-Herms Beginner Question on 12-20-2010 at 02:01 AM
Ok, I know I'm overlooking this, and I've used the search function tirelessly and could
probably find my answer in video format if I wasn't stuck on slow internet.When using an
electric HERMs, after y...
Posted in thread: My first secondary. I officially HATE secondary on 02-11-2010 at 12:22 PM
I had the same problems with the universal and sold bungs. Both would work their way out too
often. So i bought the carboy caps on someones recommendation. The problem I had with those is
that they di...
Posted in thread: Stuck clearing? on 02-05-2010 at 03:14 AM
Yeah. I've used the gelatin before and it is an amazing product. I did heat to 180 and allow to
cool to 80 before mixing. Tonight the beer still appears clear for the first 1/3 to 1/2 of the
Posted in thread: Stuck clearing? on 02-04-2010 at 01:18 AM
Got home from work again tonight, and again it looks like the top 1/3 is clear, and cloudy the
rest of the way down. Strange how there is a very clear delineation between the clear and
cloudy. If it's...
Posted in thread: Stuck clearing? on 02-03-2010 at 12:13 PM
I've never had this happen before, thought I'd throw it out here for the group.Three weeks ago
I brewed an amarillo APA. i don't normally cold crash my beers, though I occassionally use
Posted in thread: Planning 1st all grain, mash question on 01-31-2010 at 01:45 AM
Either will work. Just the difference between mashing thin or mashing wet. I prefer a little
"wetter" mash as it means less water I have to get up to temp before it's time to sparge.
Posted in thread: Hop bag removal? on 01-29-2010 at 04:42 PM
I also bag my hop additions. I used to just toss in but since i often have leaf on hand I've
gotten use to the bags. Now that i use the bags I use them for everything and love them. I
leave all the ba...
Posted in thread: Another noobie overreaction? on 08-18-2009 at 12:52 AM
Relax. I just brewed my 100th gallon of the year, (hefe) and it only "bubbled" for about 8
hours........it will be fine.