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Posted in thread: Stuck Mash Again! on 08-27-2013 at 08:07 PM
when cracking the valve, make sure it's just a crack at the initial vorlauf. If you send out
too much liquid too quickly you can create a vacuum unintentionally which will clog things up.
Posted in thread: Starter Stepping Question on 08-13-2013 at 07:12 PM
decant once they are settled on the bottom, and step again, i might only count that as your
first step. YeastCalc shows only a growth factor of 1.12 with that gravity as the first step.
Posted in thread: 1 Gallon Jugs and Stir Plate on 08-11-2013 at 01:42 PM
I use a 2 1/2" or so. It's the octagon shaped one. I have it on an old heater/stirrer plate
from my place of employment. The heating element is show, which is how I got it. I do use a
gallon growler, ...
Posted in thread: Anyone in Lansing want to help me make a wort chiller? on 06-19-2013 at 03:32 PM
Capital City, That's how we brew, and the Red Salemander all have helpful people. I know Jordan
and Todd at Capital City would be happy to help. I think all three have club meetings, and it
might be w...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping Science on 06-04-2013 at 01:59 PM
Randy - I agree, agitation seems to be key. I'm rigging up a stir bar in my dry hopping that
i'm doing this week. I'll report back the findings - here is my plan:Rack to secondary with Dry
hops in mus...
Posted in thread: Beano Help on 06-03-2013 at 07:53 PM
Being coy - yes a lot. Well - this was one of the first all grain beers I had brewed. The only
thing that I've kept very careful track of since the beginning was OG and FS. Last Oatmeal
stout was 1.06...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping Science on 06-03-2013 at 05:36 PM
I read that paper as well. I'm interested to see how it works. I've got my stir bar set up for
a stirred secondary dry hopping. I'll probably let some fermentation occur to fill up the
headspace with ...
Posted in thread: Beano Help on 06-01-2013 at 01:46 AM
Yeah, it looks a little adjunct heavy, but that last one that followed nearly the same malt
bill ended at 1.014
Posted in thread: Advanced Texts on 05-31-2013 at 09:48 PM
Posted in thread: First starter for RIS on 05-30-2013 at 09:55 PM
I use 1 cup of DME for every 4 cups of water. 1.040 is about as high as you want to go to wake
up the yeasties in a starter. They won't like the high osmotic pressure of a higher starter.
There are ye...