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Posted in thread: Why only late hop additions on 07-08-2015 at 02:07 AM
30 minute additions are not efficient for maximizing bitterness and only add minimal flavor. It
is just a waste of hops in general. Additions starting at 20 minutes will have an increasing
amount of f...
Posted in thread: Sundays Brew on 07-04-2015 at 06:57 PM
There is no need to worry about star San on the towel. Bacteria in the mash will not survive
the boil. I do you think your approach to the batch sparge sounds reasonable. I'm not the best
resource on ...
Posted in thread: Sundays Brew on 07-04-2015 at 04:42 PM
I think the recipe is solid. You are at the upper end of IBUs for the style but that should be
good. On thing I would say is that wheat brings some extra challenges and may not be ideal for
a first al...
Posted in thread: Quick question on yeast starters on 05-19-2015 at 03:04 AM
If the culture is fresh I'd just do one. I did a starter of Pacman on Saturday, no stir plate
and it was done within 18 hours. I had already stepped it up earlier in the week, but with the
stir plate ...
Posted in thread: Driveway Pilsner on 05-16-2015 at 11:14 PM
My condolences. It might be time to get the mop and then order a sturdier burner for those 10g
Posted in thread: Rye saison hopping... on 03-29-2015 at 03:27 PM
This sounds like a great idea! I would probably not use any Nelson for bittering because they
are so tasty and hard to get. I'd probably use magnum or something similar to pair with the
Goldings in th...
Posted in thread: Effect on efficiency when adjusting grain mill settings? on 03-27-2015 at 10:44 PM
That looks good. I go a little finer on my crush and like it. I use a copper manifold. You will
have to see how things work out in your system but I'll bet you get a bump in efficiency.
Posted in thread: What is this? on 03-23-2015 at 12:20 PM
Trub. If you can get it chilled to less than 70 quickly and rack to Carboy without disturbing
the kettle that should mostly stay behind. I wouldn't be too alarmed. Have you pitched your
yeast yet? How...
Posted in thread: AG equipment...where to next? on 03-08-2015 at 03:40 PM
If you want to improve quality then yeast starters should be next. If you want to make the brew
day easier then pumps and quick connects are a good choice. Depending how much cash you want to
Posted in thread: Post Boil Hopping/Whirlpooling/Hop Bursting on 03-04-2015 at 04:57 PM
I have been experimenting a little bit lately. Different hop oils have different boiling temps
and alpha acid isomerization drops off substantially below 180-185. If you plan to get
bitterness out of ...