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Posted in thread: Bad efficiency on first 2 AG batches. Could it be pH? on 02-22-2012 at 03:50 AM
+1 on the crush. Without knowing the rest of the setup, it seems like it could be the culprit
only because it sounds super familiar to me. My first several AG were crushed by my LHBS and
had similar (...
Posted in thread: Trub-less Oatmeal Stout on 02-22-2012 at 03:27 AM
Here's the full grain bill. Guess I just figured that with 2# of oats I might actually get more
than usual and there really was basically none. There's only 1.75 oz. of pellets in there, but
Posted in thread: Trub-less Oatmeal Stout on 02-21-2012 at 01:15 PM
I've got an immersion. I don't stir constantly but I do so with the thought of getting more
contact/movement around the cold coils. I've done this pretty much for every beer and always
get plenty of t...
Posted in thread: Trub-less Oatmeal Stout on 02-20-2012 at 06:51 PM
I definitely had a hot break, but didn't see any cold. I stirred occasionally while I chilled
and figured that it could have been suspended but was surprised when I didn't see anything
settling in the...
Posted in thread: Trub-less Oatmeal Stout on 02-20-2012 at 04:36 AM
Been searching the forum, but haven't seen anything exactly on this. Just brewed an all grain
oatmeal stout. Mashed at 155, appeared to hit the efficiency I was looking for, boiled for
60min, got the ...
Posted in thread: Old, yet un-opened grain on 04-03-2011 at 09:14 PM
Good idea, jbrookeiv.I'm thinking I might even just crush and mash a pound of it and do an
iodine test to see if it's still got enough enzyme power. I'll update if it works. Thanks
everybody for the i...
Posted in thread: Old, yet un-opened grain on 04-03-2011 at 08:27 PM
Well, 2 out of 3. Looks good and tastes ok, but very obviously stale. I'm guessing it's a dump?
Posted in thread: Old, yet un-opened grain on 04-03-2011 at 02:47 AM
I've recently come across a 50# bag of grain that a friend who used to brew but has been on an
extended hiatus gave to me. I didn't know he had it or even used to brew. We started talking,
he said he ...
Posted in thread: I hate the taste of cascade! Substitutions? on 04-04-2010 at 06:46 PM
Can't remember exactly where I heard this (probably BBR), but it's an easy experiment to really
find the flavor of different hop varieties. Basically, get a six pack of Budweiser (or any
other hop fla...
Posted in thread: ESB Recipe - First Partial Mash on 07-20-2007 at 10:18 PM
Ok, a lower efficiency is probably a safe bet, thanks for the tip. I'm afraid I'll just have to
use extra DME to make up the gravity points if necessary, as I think this is about all the
grain my curr...