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Posted in thread: Sour Stout on 02-04-2014 at 08:36 PM
I broke off one gallon of stout from my most recent batch. I then boiled a little over a pint
of sour for a few minutes to kill the critters and then added it to the fermenter right before
Posted in thread: Temporary free access to the Journal of the Institute of Brewing! on 03-28-2012 at 05:08 PM
grand! I'm gonna try to archive as many as I can while we have free access. Cheers!
Posted in thread: Boiling water at 160 degrees! (BIAB) on 03-28-2012 at 01:33 PM
You won't have extracted tannins with that boil. Your pH would need to be way off as well.
Decoction mashing, by the way, requires that 1/3 of the mash grain be actively boiled for
several minutes, th...
Posted in thread: My first all grain lacks ... something. on 02-08-2012 at 08:01 PM
@sanFranBrewerThere is an often repeated fear of extracting tannins by squeezing the bag. I
don't know how this rumor originated, but I understand that it is intuitively believable and so
it makes sen...
Posted in thread: First BIAB - disastrous! :( on 02-08-2012 at 07:22 PM
The equation that matters here:(pre-boil volume) X (pre-boil gravity) = (post-boil volume) X
(post-boil gravity)Measuring your preboil volume / gravity allows you to calculate what volume
to boil down...
Posted in thread: My first all grain lacks ... something. on 02-07-2012 at 05:27 PM
In case any care how this developed: Now that the beer has had a proper amount of time to
condition, it is in fact delicious. I'm surprised to learn that it tasted so flat and
transparent just because...
Posted in thread: BIAB high efficiency and recipe troubles on 02-06-2012 at 01:26 PM
Additionally you shouldn't consider your process to be static and regimented. Rather, realize
that there are a certain number of variables that you control, and a few others that you don't.
Posted in thread: Anyone BIAB? on 02-02-2012 at 03:16 PM
msa8967, I do a dunk sparge in 170 degree water I've heated in a second pot. My mash and boil
both occur in the same 5 gallon pot, so I can't mash full volume (4.3 gallon boils). I'm
limited to 7lb gr...
Posted in thread: Anyone BIAB? on 02-01-2012 at 07:24 PM
I BIAB. I use a 5 gallon paint strainer bag from home depot. A 2 pack was 3 or 4 dollars. Since
I keep it off the bottom of the pot with a vegetable steamer, it is plenty large for 3 gallon
Posted in thread: My first all grain lacks ... something. on 01-31-2012 at 09:01 PM
Bull, yeah this isn't a very big one. I think the ABV is 5.6ish. That's very nearly what I was
shooting for, and I know I've tasted other good hoppy beers in this range, but maybe I should
up the grai...