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  • Posted in thread: Should I stir or not? on 04-30-2008 at 09:37 AM
    From what I have heard, people say not to stir the mash as then you get a lot of the flour out
    of the grain which can settle at the bottom and cause a stuck mash. This is probably if your

  • Posted in thread: Are whole leaf hop worth the trouble on 04-28-2008 at 11:39 AM
    I use whole hops when brewing. Always have. They seem to be the norm in the UK, whereas it
    seems to be the norm to use pellets in the US. I prefer whole hops for the similar reason that
    paulthenurse m...

  • Posted in thread: Mashing- Water in first, or grain? on 03-07-2008 at 10:46 AM
    Am I the only one that adds them both at the same time? I preheat my MT, then open the tap on
    my HLT when in gets to strike temperature. I throw/spoon/pour the grist from the hopper
    (bucket) into the ...

  • Posted in thread: First Big Beer....had a few issues on 02-25-2008 at 03:51 PM
    The more amount of grain and water you have in your MT, the better it will hold it's
    temperature due to the larger thermal mass - Commercial breweries don't need to insulate/heat
    their mash as there i...

  • Posted in thread: Grain disposal & MLT cleaning? on 02-21-2008 at 04:34 PM
    Throw the grains on the compost pile. Get a hosepipe on the MLT and wipe with a sponge. As long
    as you don't let it dry, it cleans really easily. Don't bother with detergent as not needed.
    Then I just...

  • Posted in thread: Starting selling your beer? on 11-07-2007 at 10:44 AM
    A trick that a friend used a while ago was to set a keg up on the counter of a local pub (with
    the landlord's permission of course) and give it away for free. Anyone could go up and help
    themselves. T...

  • Posted in thread: Why'd you pick the grain mill you did? on 10-16-2007 at 01:38 PM
    Does anyone know of where to get a decent mill in the UK? The Barley Crusher seems to be great,
    but there's only one place in the UK that seems to sell it and it's listed at 150, over twice
    as expens...

  • Posted in thread: Tiered Yeast? (hopefully) on 10-16-2007 at 12:24 PM
    How well did you regulate the temperature of the mash (assuming it's all grain)? I had problems
    similar to this for about 3 consecutive brews that weren't attenuating properly. I eventually

  • Posted in thread: Grain bed expanding during sparge on 10-15-2007 at 02:39 PM
    Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. You're trying to keep the grains suspended so that the
    mash doesn't compact, which clearly you are. If you're using a sparge arm, the grains at the
    top are getti...

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity Beer and mash tun on 10-15-2007 at 02:22 PM
    I use an insulated mash-tun (30L I think) and that fitted 16lbs of grain easily for a 8.2% ale.
    Plenty of room for at least another 8lbs of grain.