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  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal Espresso Chocolate Stout: how much EBC is too much EBC? on 02-04-2015 at 09:16 PM
    Personally, I would hate hate hate that beer with 20% dark roasted grains. I prefer more like
    7%-11%. I can't cite a source, but in my experience, anything over about 50 SRM is black, as in
    blackity b...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 02-04-2015 at 09:10 PM
    Has anybody come up with a better solution to seal the valve, i.e. thicker o-rings, flat
    o-rings? I like my Brew Bucket, but getting it to seal is a PITA. Too loose and it leaks, too
    tight and it leak...

  • Posted in thread: Grain conditioning on 10-29-2014 at 03:49 PM
    As I noted above, steaming the grain isn't worth the effort, so I tried spraying (2%), hand
    mixing, then immediately milling. Husks are a bit more intact, and it only adds 3-4 minutes to
    the brew day....

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 10-01-2014 at 03:54 AM
    I had a weird black yeast ring in my Brew Bucket the first use as well. Hasn't happened since,
    which makes me think the SS just wasn't sufficiently passivated,even thought used BKF and
    StarSan. Didn't...

  • Posted in thread: Southern Tier Pumking Clone?? on 09-22-2014 at 03:18 AM
    Everyone is an expert yet no results.LOL yeah, no kidding.

  • Posted in thread: Getting poor efficiency, how to measure mash tun temperature on 09-21-2014 at 07:33 PM
    Efficiency problems are unlikely to be caused by mash temps (unless your thermometer is way
    off) or pH, so you're probably barking up the wrong tree. But to answer your question, you DO
    need to calibr...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing versus just kegging on 09-20-2014 at 07:46 PM
    Aaaaand here we go!...Whoooa, methinks you made this way too complicated. Why not simply blow
    up a balloon with co2 (either from the tank or during fermentation), then stick the balloon
    onto the carbo...

  • Posted in thread: Using pumpkin in the mash... Mix it all together? Cubes? on 09-15-2014 at 03:37 AM
    I've made a couple pumpkin beers, and I hit them with a potato masher (literally takes 7
    seconds) then mix it all in. Assuming you stir your mash, there's really no alternative anyway.
    Just use 0.75 t...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing versus just kegging on 09-07-2014 at 03:31 PM
    Crazy thought..........I have the 3 piece bubbler. How bout filling a balloon with co2, and
    putting it over the bubbler. When the beer cold crashes, and sucks in thru the bubbler, it will
    be sucking i...

  • Posted in thread: Question pitching lager yeast. Need answer today if possible. on 09-07-2014 at 03:22 PM
    Prevailing wisdom and commercial practices say #2, although everyone will have to agree that #1
    does indeed make beer too. You're using a fridge, not a freezer right? Because if it's a
    freezer then cr...


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