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  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 04:44 AM
    Did you cool your sample? A hot wort sample will definitely read low with a hydrometer.Yes I
    cooled the whole thing to 60 degrees. Now I am thinking though, the hydrometer was not that
    cold, it was re...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 02:05 AM
    Look at your milled grains before using. If you see a lot of "old maids"(uncrushed grains) then
    mill again & adjust your mill gap or discuss w/ your LHBS.Haha, old maids? I like that. I will
    inspect m...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 01:39 AM
    What book do you have that suggests adding boiling sparge water? I've always heard to NEVER let
    the grain bed get above 168 deg F.Ok, I think I did not read clearly. I think I read to add
    boiling wate...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 01:34 AM
    Many water supplies have a pH between 7.0 & 8.5, and maybe even higher. The raw grain has
    buffering power that will bring the pH down. After most of the sugar is rinsed out, the
    buffering power is pre...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 01:09 AM
    You don't add boiling water; you add water at about 168-170 degrees Fahrenheit. Pick up a book
    on brewing and save yourself a lot of grief and wasted time.I have books on brewing, and I have
    been doin...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 12:43 AM
    If doing batch sparging, lots of stirring is recommended. It is not recommended for fly
    sparging, other than an initial stir before vorlaufing. How long did you wait after stirring
    before draining? Wi...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-17-2015 at 12:41 AM
    If you mean that you added fresh boiling hot water and sparged 4 times you may be causing
    yourself other problems. Each time you add water and sparge the pH of the grain bed should
    rise. If it gets ov...

  • Posted in thread: Is it bad to stir up the grains when I sparge? on 03-16-2015 at 04:36 AM
    I just brewed a batch and got 50% efficiency. I am starting to think it may have been the crush
    after reading some other posts here.But I have a question about my mashing methodology. I did
    the normal...

  • Posted in thread: High Gravity Beer IBU Ratio Question on 03-14-2015 at 07:48 AM
    Pics and tasting notes to come! Thanks again,DrKeiserIs this one ready yet? I am wondering if
    it was super hoppy or what, because I am currently putting together an imperial IPA and trying
    to decide h...

  • Posted in thread: This dude says vorlauf strips lipids and should not be done. on 03-04-2015 at 01:18 AM
    From what I gather, sounds like much ado about nothing, worrying about filtering lipids. I will
    just make sure not to recycle my wort for 24 hours.Thanks for all the in depth comments about
    this every...

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