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  • Posted in thread: Fluctuating temps. - Troubleshooting advice needed on 08-16-2014 at 10:38 PM
    Ray, I use induction and my electronic thermometers are flaky. I called Thermoworks and they
    were very nice, but they don't sell anything that works in strong fields. I use analog
    thermometers now, or...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Reading on 08-08-2014 at 07:29 PM
    I figure if the strike temp is right, the mash temp will be right. The mash is chunky, and the
    sensor in the temp probe is tiny. I use an analog lab thermometer and it works pretty well. The
    bigger ma...

  • Posted in thread: Thermowell vs Taping Probe to Outside on 07-13-2014 at 09:11 PM
    Srice, Iím looking forward to your data. I think youíre on to something. ASantiago has a good
    point too.On one end of the scale, you could control the air temperature, with frequent
    compressor cycles ...

  • Posted in thread: How far will you drive to judge a competition? on 06-10-2014 at 05:51 PM
    I havenít traveled more than an hour one way, but I have been tempted to. Adding up food
    lodging and transportation, itís pretty expensive to be on the road.I do three major comps and
    two little ones ...

  • Posted in thread: Do I just not "get" diacetyl? on 06-06-2014 at 05:49 PM
    Show up to a competition and volunteer. In a flight of lagers, you will have a few beers with
    significant diacetyl levels. One will be Ďknock it out of the park OMG I canít taste the beerí
    and the oth...

  • Posted in thread: Using Olive oil instead of Oxygen on 05-25-2014 at 08:50 PM
    I just add it to the starter on the stir plate. Ethanol might work, but it seems like an
    unnecessary step. The oil will go into an emulsion, and the yeast will ultimately produce
    alcohol, just in case...

  • Posted in thread: Using Olive oil instead of Oxygen on 05-24-2014 at 12:13 AM
    All controls were aerated in-line, with micro filtered compressed air, in excess ofsaturation
    for the entire duration of the transfer according to the breweries standardoperating
    procedures. The tests...

  • Posted in thread: Using Olive oil instead of Oxygen on 05-23-2014 at 04:35 PM
    Yup. Thatís the way I do it, a couple of drops in the starter. I just measured it to double
    check; 20 drops at room temperature weighs .58g. At a specific gravity of .9, two drops is .05
    mL.The origin...

  • Posted in thread: DFW (Arlington) brewers? on 05-21-2014 at 06:45 PM

  • Posted in thread: Wattage Necessary on 05-20-2014 at 11:21 PM
    OK, hot wort, as in mash temp. Makes sense.So, mash to boil, 35į C increase at 95 %
    efficiency4500w 13 min2000w 29 min1500w 39 minas Dyqik points out, there is a point that you
    don't have enough heat ...