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Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 11-30-2016 at 02:34 PM
A quick point about the temp probe placement. IME, internal probes don't offer much over a
probe tapped to the outside of the fermenter (and insulated on the outside with a rag or foam
pad). I only sa...
Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 11-29-2016 at 06:52 PM
I just got my brew bucket, and put my first batch in it. I chilled my wort to 75, and was gonna
let the ftss do the rest. I hit the set button and selected 68 degrees. I added some more ice
to the coo...
Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 11-21-2016 at 03:08 PM
To this day, I still can't figure out how Spartan1979 gets the ball out of the valve. I'd do it
too, but can't figure out how. So I just break it down into two pieces (by unscrewing the barb)
Posted in thread: Schwarzbier help on 11-02-2016 at 03:10 PM
Much better recipe!! Personally, I find that much Munich cloying, but certainly some folks are
fine with it. I keep it under 20% myself. Unless you're certain you like that much Munich, you
Posted in thread: Schwarzbier help on 11-01-2016 at 04:01 PM
Agreed with the above that your recipe has too much roasted malts. Use about a third or half of
that, and you'll be close. 10% dark roasted malts is extremely roasty. Would be like a stout.
Posted in thread: Schwarzbier help on 10-31-2016 at 08:53 PM
I've tried Kolsch yeast as a substitute for lager yeast and it makes a very different beer.
Definitely not a good substitute if a lager is the target. I really wanted to find it
acceptable, but it jus...
Posted in thread: Ss brew bucket mod on 10-19-2016 at 02:51 PM
Squirting in some silicone adhesive onto NPT threads is a leakage and sanitary disaster in the
making. A far, far better solution would be just buying another valve from SS Brew Tech for
$25: of cou...
Posted in thread: Schlenkerla Rauchbier Yeast on 10-19-2016 at 02:38 PM
I've brewed Schlenkerla-style rauchbiers many many times (mainly the Urbock) and with different
yeasts but haven't seen any difference among yeasts. By far the most important element in this
beer is t...
Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 10-19-2016 at 02:21 PM
I'll probably never get around to drilling a hole for my own thermowell but it does sound like
a decent option if I get brave down the road. And you bring up a good point - a small leak in
the lid is ...
Posted in thread: Need quick critique, ordering grains tomorrow. Smoked imperial stout on 10-18-2016 at 10:43 PM
Interesting -- I haven't seen Best at my LHB shops. But you can assume it would be similar to
the very mildly-smoked Weyermann, and not suprisingly, Best says it can be used up to 100% of
grist just l...