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Posted in thread: mash tun issues on 08-03-2015 at 06:15 PM
Beersmith takes some time to learn. There are features in it I haven't discovered yet, I'm
sure. The most important part is imputing your equipment profile. Once you know what your dead
space and othe...
Posted in thread: mash tun issues on 07-30-2015 at 09:59 PM
Are you using your own brew software, or just going off a recipe?If you are using somebody
else's recipe, and your efficiency is not the same as those recipe's, you will never hit the
Posted in thread: LHBS sells cheaper on Amazon and won't price match on 07-29-2015 at 09:52 PM
It's probably drop shipped from the supplier and the retailer never touches it. In that case it
would be cheaper than what is sold in the retail store.I vote with my wallet... poor service or
Posted in thread: Aging on oak on 07-28-2015 at 05:49 PM
For a 5 gallon batch, I soaked 4 oz. chips and two scraped vanilla beans in 4 oz. whiskey
during the fermenting time, then transferred to secondary, added the chips/vanillabean/whiskey
to the secondar...
Posted in thread: PSA: Can you trust a lab thermometer? The answer is on 07-16-2015 at 07:13 PM
By lab thermometer, do you mean a glass, colored alcohol filled one? They are typically way
more accurate that any digital included the much hailed Thermapen.One clue is no manufacturer's
Posted in thread: PSA: Can you trust a lab thermometer? The answer is on 07-16-2015 at 07:09 PM
While I disagreed with your assertion at first, after further pondering on the matter, I have
to admit you make a compelling argument.He has a point.
Posted in thread: Improper keg carbonation? on 07-16-2015 at 07:06 PM
First question... is the beer cold? C02 will not devolve easily in warm beer.I don't shake or
bubble C02 through the out post. I set it at 30psi @ 34 deg F (with very little head space),
and leave it ...
Posted in thread: Upgrade from 10 Gal to 25 Gal - Wort Chiller Question on 07-16-2015 at 06:55 PM
CF's and PC's are extremely efficient and easily controlled. With a large batch like you're
talking about (full 15 gallon batch?) I would transfer directly to the FV through the chiller,
which is cont...
Posted in thread: Help deciphering readings on 07-13-2015 at 07:47 PM
You have other losses besides the boil-off. Your boil off was 1.57 as Calypso said. The numbers
don't lie. Your OP says you measured 1.065 going into the fermentor. It is what it is... If
Posted in thread: Closed-system pressurized fermentation technique! on 07-09-2015 at 03:12 PM
The only down side is cleaning the fermentation vessel. I use Sanke kegs (they have a very
narrow bung), so it's difficult. Looks like from the link you are going to use Corny kegs?
Those are a lot ea...