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  • Posted in thread: Changing Up Partial Mash Grains on 01-18-2017 at 02:21 AM
    Flaked rye has not been malted and thus has no ability to convert its starches to sugars
    (diastatic power). Malted rye is what you need with your dme. You could use half flaked and
    half malted rye as ...

  • Posted in thread: Changing Up Partial Mash Grains on 01-17-2017 at 09:24 PM
    Malted rye will have more diastatic power than Munich but that won't matter for this kind of
    beer. I do think you i will be disappointed with only a pound of rye as there won't be a big
    flavor contrib...

  • Posted in thread: Contemplating the switch to BIAB....Headed in the right direction? on 01-17-2017 at 09:12 PM
    I agree with Wilserbrewer, you've spent way too much time analyzing. Now get to brewing. Get
    yourself a mesh bag, a 5 gallon paint strainer will do to start with such a small cost that you
    can discard...

  • Posted in thread: Milk Stout: How to use flaked oats and barley? on 01-17-2017 at 05:31 PM
    Hi all, just thought I'd let you know how my brew day went yeserday!I picked up 2 lbs. of Pale
    Ale malt (LHBS didn't have 2 row in stock) and a 5 gallon paint strainer bag from Home Depot
    (none of my ...

  • Posted in thread: Wort Chiller and temp probe on 01-17-2017 at 01:36 PM
    Remove the probe and plug the hole. If you can't chill the wort the temp probe isn't doing you
    any good.Alternatively, if you use a bucket fermenter, pour the hot wort in there and then
    chill it. The ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter questions on 01-17-2017 at 01:34 PM
    I'll be the contrarian here. Take the smack pack out of the refrigerator when you start heating
    the water for your batch of brew. Smack it immediately. When your wort is cooled to pitching
    temp (mid t...

  • Posted in thread: First All-Grain batch at the weekend but has it stopped fermenting? on 01-17-2017 at 01:30 PM
    I think reading this article will answer some questions for you. I find that my beers take
    longer at each step though.

  • Posted in thread: 1 Gallon All Grain Brew Buying On-Line on 01-17-2017 at 01:25 PM
    buy from there from time to time but usually in larger quantities. I bought a Corona style
    grain mill so I can buy whole grains and mill them as I want, when I want.Crushed grains stored
    in a dry lo...

  • Posted in thread: When do I know a batch is ready to be bottled? on 01-17-2017 at 12:57 PM
    Thanks for the tips everyone. I bottled over the weekend. Bottling is so tedious, I beginning
    to understand why so many people keg. Not in the budget now though, maybe next year.Think about
    going all ...

  • Posted in thread: Is this beer infected on 01-17-2017 at 12:51 PM
    Looks much more like number 2 I'll check again for hazy or slime. If I rack to secondary is
    there anything else I should look for. Perhaps a taste can give me a clue if it won't kill
    meNothing that ca...

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