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Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 01-19-2017 at 08:48 PM
Thanks for the replies! So my brew night went horribly wrong. I did a three step mash (or
attempted to). When I doughed in the machine worked as I expected. When I drained, the step
filter did not com...
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 01-17-2017 at 09:25 PM
What advantage would a stainless step filter have? Just curious...Hardiness against both
physical & chemical stress. The step filter material can't stand up to PBW for example. I've
heard that Picobre...
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 01-16-2017 at 12:27 AM
Unfortunately, I've found this not to be the case, but admittedly this may be due to my grain
mill settings. Going to try switching to use BeerSmith instead of the PicoBrew recipe builder
and see if t...
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 01-15-2017 at 09:47 PM
Neat emergent tip for the zymatic: if you're trying to take a bigger sample from the port, for
pH testing say, instead of using their syringe multiple times you can just screw the syringe
on, then pul...
Posted in thread: PicoBrew Zymatic on 01-06-2017 at 09:17 PM
I switched to Annie's inside-out method. Cuirculate the wort through a chiller coil standing in
a bucket of ice. Now cool a 3 gallon batch in 15-20 minutes. (apologies for the sideways view,
Posted in thread: Easy kettle caramel experiment on 01-02-2017 at 03:36 AM
Well, interesting test. Thanks for sharing. I was hoping for better results. I imagine that the
process of boiling down some wort was an interpretation of the long boils (hours) that some
Posted in thread: Easy kettle caramel experiment on 01-02-2017 at 01:43 AM
Soo...yeah...this did NOT work out well with DME. I put 2 ounces of DME into a pot and into the
oven at 350...This is 40 minutes later.DME did NOT react like sugar. So, this method seems to
work for t...
Posted in thread: Easy kettle caramel experiment on 12-31-2016 at 05:49 PM
I've not used water in these tests. The tablespoon of water trick is something to make it
easier for stove-top caramel making as the heat isn't even in that situation. Interesting
enough, with the lac...
Posted in thread: Easy kettle caramel experiment on 12-31-2016 at 04:36 PM
Very cool! What does it taste like? Ed:mug:The plain white sugar tasted like...well, plain
caramelized sugar. I personally don't find it as interesting as the candi syrups with all their
more varied m...
Posted in thread: Easy kettle caramel experiment on 12-31-2016 at 03:50 PM
interesting idea, I would have still done a batch with traditional boiling down of wort to see
if there is any perceived taste difference between otherwise identical batches of wort with