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Posted in thread: Mash time on 10-22-2016 at 03:57 PM
The proper term is mash conversion, not starch conversion. Start with the proper term.
Amylo-pectin is responsible for limit dextrin. Besides, soaking grain in hot water doesn't do
much with the starc...
Posted in thread: Is there any way to measure FAN concentration in wort at home? on 10-22-2016 at 02:22 PM
Usually, FAN is indicated on a malt data sheet. If it isn't e-mail the maltster and ask for it.
Posted in thread: Conical fermenter drain question on 10-22-2016 at 02:02 PM
Plumber's mantra: Don't chew fingernails, water runs down hill and payday is on Thursday. I
believe that a conical has a port on top for a bubbler or blow off, I'd call that a vent or no?
P-traps dry ...
Posted in thread: Conical fermenter drain question on 10-22-2016 at 01:36 PM
Is the drain in the bottom of a sink called a syphon?Follow what the brewer said about using
CO2. I use 42 gallon Blichmann conical fermenters and inject CO2 into the blow off attachment
to keep air o...
Posted in thread: Mash time on 10-21-2016 at 04:41 PM
Iodine only determines if starch is or isn't present. It cannot differentiate between
saccharification and conversion. Conversion has nothing to do with starch. Starch is liquefied
by alpha and glucos...
Posted in thread: First possible infection? Help! on 09-24-2016 at 02:00 PM
"Also, no need to secondary a cream ale (unless aging on something). Just adding to the
potential problem."In one way you are right and in another way you are wrong and neither have
anything to do wit...
Posted in thread: Shut up take my money! on 09-24-2016 at 12:26 PM
The equipment that you purchase will be based on whether your desire is to produce home made
style beer, or beer other than home made style beer. The same goes for the ingredients.
Posted in thread: Brew days wear me out! on 09-24-2016 at 03:21 AM
"I'm 52 and I still love to brew, once I get going. It's lugging everything out of the garage
to the lanai to set up that is a pain."It wore me out just trying to pronounce "lanai." Is that
Posted in thread: FG is too high on 2 different brews on 09-24-2016 at 02:58 AM
When gravity bottoms out during primary it is due to sugar imbalanced wort, primarily glucose
laden, which yeast rips through rapidly. For that reason many brewers do not use a second
Posted in thread: Allen's Single Tier Brew Stand R.I.M.S. System on 09-24-2016 at 12:08 AM
Chiller barrels and condensers are horizontal and in an open system pose no problems with air.
In a closed system an air vent is needed.