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  • Posted in thread: Softened Well Water........ on 09-19-2012 at 12:47 AM
    I'd tap into the water before the Softener system, and plug in a nice big RO system. has what you need.

  • Posted in thread: Watered Down Wort on 08-28-2012 at 08:28 PM
    I am going to use 2.5 lbs of dextrose in the bottling process....I recommend that you do NOT
    use 2.5 lbs of dextrose during bottling, but if you do, please...... take video. Time lapse or
    motion dete...

  • Posted in thread: Ice cold distilled water to rapid chill wort?? on 08-05-2012 at 07:53 PM
    Oh ya I waited a bit before i pitched. I was just shocked at how well and rapidly it took it to
    75. I've got a nearly limitless supply of ice as I have a 800lb machine at my business so it
    looks like ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone use a fox run grain mill? on 08-03-2012 at 06:30 PM
    I just got one of these off ebay - it does have 3 knurled steel rollers, and an adjustable gap.
    It's not anything more than a modded pasta mill - but for $39 + shipping it was a deal. I doubt
    it will ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash pH on 07-31-2012 at 03:11 PM
    The wiki link above is some good reading. It also helped me to watch some of Kaiser's videos on
    Youtube and read up on his wiki site - www.Braukaiser.comThis particular article gave me some
    good focus...

  • Posted in thread: 3 Beers, 2 Brewers, Same Long Bitter Flavor at the End on 07-30-2012 at 01:45 PM
    ... I am leaning toward diluting with distilled and ensuring a pH more appropriate to brewing.
    Ref Palmer and other experts for this level. Does that sound like a reasonable next step?Thanks
    as always...

  • Posted in thread: WTB - Conical Fermenter for 20 Gal Batches on 07-30-2012 at 01:28 PM
    No practical experience with anything that big, but I've noticed that my 14 gallon Blichmann
    runs about 3-4 degrees hotter in my "cool room" than what my 6 gallon Better Bottles did when
    actively ferm...

  • Posted in thread: overgrained on 07-29-2012 at 03:51 PM
    OK- here's my shot at a guess.I'm assuming that you just kind of "winged it" with coming up
    with a recipe for your IPA.I Haven't heard of any IPA's using torrified wheat or Special Roast
    as added spec...

  • Posted in thread: overgrained on 07-29-2012 at 03:13 PM
    Yeast eat sugars, not "grains". Grains are mashed to allow enzymes to convert starches into
    sugars.What was your process? Did you just steep these addtional grains ? At what temperature &
    for how long...

  • Posted in thread: overgrained on 07-29-2012 at 03:04 PM
    If your beer wasn't done fermenting, moving it into a secondary was probably a mistake.Explain
    how you determined that your beer might have been "overgrained" -along with your Original
    Gravity reading...