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Posted in thread: Where did I go wrong? on 08-15-2011 at 08:45 PM
Do you normally brew no sparge? I think you would have had better efficiency if you mashed much
thinner and then batch sparged.No I usually do a double batch sparge. At the time it made sense
Posted in thread: Where did I go wrong? on 08-15-2011 at 04:10 PM
yes, quick sparging can noticeably affect your efficiency much less the not sparging at all.
Next time take a gravity reading before you boil, this will let you know what your gravity will
be post boi...
Posted in thread: Where did I go wrong? on 08-15-2011 at 03:46 PM
I spent some time yesterday trying to make a 2 gallon batch of barleywine, just to try my hand
at it. Here's the grain bill I used:8lb Maris Otter2lb Crystal 201lb Crystal 10.5lb rice
hullsMashed in 5...
Posted in thread: Boil problem - adverse effects? on 05-31-2011 at 05:34 PM
What was the temperature of the "weak" part of the boil?If you were above 212F you're fine.
Wort needs a higher temp than water to accomplish a vigorous rolling boil. The thermometer
showed 206, but t...
Posted in thread: Boil problem - adverse effects? on 05-31-2011 at 04:25 PM
During my brew day yesterday I ran into a problem once I started boiling. I didn't have any
issues getting the water up to temp for mashing or sparging, but my burner was unable to get
hot enough to g...
Posted in thread: Question about big beer brewing on 03-28-2011 at 08:38 PM
I'm wanting to make a nice big barleywine to bottle up and age then give away at Christmastime
as presents. I've done several AG brews and feel pretty comfortable with the process, but I
want to make ...
Posted in thread: Looking for "giftable brew" suggestions on 03-25-2011 at 09:06 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will do the cap wax for sure. Sounds like a neat idea.
Anyone want to share some recipes for a RIS or Barleywine they have made and enjoyed?Edit: I
should add tha...
Posted in thread: Looking for "giftable brew" suggestions on 03-25-2011 at 07:34 PM
I'm wanting to make a big, special brew to make now, age and give away as Christmas presents. I
plan on labeling the bottles and maybe even putting them in corked Belgian-style bottles, too.
Posted in thread: Help me understand my water report on 02-07-2011 at 06:44 PM
I usually purchase water from those Watermill Express kiosks around town. 15 gallons:$3 and no
worries.Hmm, I never thought of those before. No problems using that for your brews?
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 01-28-2011 at 05:23 PM
I'll be doing a SMaSH with Golden Promise and cascade. Inaugurating the new grain mill, too!