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Posted in thread: First all grain brew, where did I mess up? on 08-20-2015 at 05:25 AM
Aside from your efficiency question, have you entered your equipment profile into Beersmith? Do
you know your boil-off rate and losses?There is never a good reason for topping with water
doing an all ...
Posted in thread: What's worse; open solder connection or silicone? on 08-19-2015 at 05:32 AM
Bucket heaters are designed and sold for livestock. Just say'n.
Posted in thread: Counter top water distiller, who has one? on 08-19-2015 at 05:16 AM
Why do you want to spend that kind of money on a distiller? They are energy hogs.You can get a
75 gallon per day RO system off ebay for a little over $100.
Posted in thread: $150 burning a hole in my pocket on 08-17-2015 at 09:07 PM
CF chiller... direct transfer to FV in about 10 minutes. Add direct inject oxygen and a
thermometer when you can.
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-13-2015 at 10:51 PM
My eloquence was referring to pH not conversion efficiency. :cross:True, but that is the first
time I've heard it put that way, and not many people understand what I'm even talking about
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-13-2015 at 08:49 PM
I no longer recommend that method.First I've heard of that. I've been quoting your site for
some time, and now I'm scratching my head.Am I off base in thinking that mashing at a "normal"
grain to wate...
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-12-2015 at 08:38 PM
No, that's a "mash out" addition.You get the weird numbers sometimes (often) even with a "batch
sparge, no mash out" setting. That's why it's so important to remember that WE tell Beersmith
what to do...
Posted in thread: Looking For Tips And Suggestions On Filtering Beer on 08-12-2015 at 08:11 PM
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-12-2015 at 07:22 PM
Below are the spreadsheets that show the details of the simulations.Single sparge:Double
sparge:Your comparison is flawed... in the first example you are mashing at 1.63 qrts/lb. In
the second it is 1...
Posted in thread: Trying to understand all grain batch sparging on 08-12-2015 at 07:05 PM
I've seen a few who use Beersmith have wonky volumes- like sparge with .6 gallons in one round
and then 3.2 gallons in the next. Well, you can't even stir a mash with only .6 gallons of
water in it! I...