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  • olympia, wa
  • picking guitar,backpacking,fishing
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  • Posted in thread: Max Grain Bill in 10 gal kettle? on 05-07-2015 at 04:04 PM
    remember you have to stir your grain once you mash in. if its an inch from the top of mash tun,
    it will either be very messy or not stirred properly.

  • Posted in thread: Drop in HERMs Coil.... on 05-07-2015 at 03:57 PM
    Lots of people use copper for HERMS coils

  • Posted in thread: Overshot OG - How To Dilute on 04-17-2015 at 10:58 PM
    I've done it. I just used bottled distilled water. I added it in right before I pitched my
    yeast. It will also dilute your IBUs too. Beersmith has a tool you can use to figure out how
    much to add. If ...

  • Posted in thread: Finishing gravity always lower than projected on 04-17-2015 at 02:52 PM
    I use my immersion chiller as a make-shift HERMS. I use my pump to recirculate my wort through
    the IC, which is in my boil kettle with water around 180. I recirc until the grain bed reaches
    about 170....

  • Posted in thread: Finishing gravity always lower than projected on 04-16-2015 at 10:07 PM
    I had issues with low FGs for a long time. My problem ended up being my hydrometer was reading
    4 points low. It read 0.96 in distilled water. Check your hydrometer in distilled water. Could
    be that si...

  • Posted in thread: Clearing first all grain brew - forgot to use irish moss/ whirlfloc etc on 04-09-2015 at 07:09 PM
    You can use gelatin if you want, but its not necessary. I forget to use irish moss all the
    time, and my beer is plenty clear.

  • Posted in thread: make a low abv ale and clean out the cupboards at the same time on 03-19-2015 at 05:09 PM
    I want to make a low abv ale with the grain and hops I have on hand. Shooting for 10 gallons,
    75% efficiency. I'm at work and don't have access to beersmith, so this is all from
    memory.Here's the grai...

  • Posted in thread: Making a pepper tincture on 01-31-2015 at 09:46 PM
    the only way to be sure it to test the tincture. i would say to let it soak for a minimum of a
    week or two. test it with an eye dropper. a drop isn't going to do too much damage. put it on a
    cracker o...

  • Posted in thread: my final gravity is consistantly low on 11-23-2014 at 11:00 PM
    My hydrometer reads .096 in my tap water. So, it off quite a bit. I haven't tried it in
    distilled water. When I say I mash for 60+ minutes, its pretty close to an hour. I may go 10
    minutes over, depen...

  • Posted in thread: my final gravity is consistantly low on 11-20-2014 at 03:57 PM
    My attempt at stopping conversion with the addition of the first sparge water may be
    inadequate. My wort is obviously more fermentable than I expect, but not as much as I'm
    recording, due to my poorly...

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