Last Activity:12-30-2009 5:59 AM
Posted in thread: First All Grain - Requiring 3 mash temps - how to? on 01-07-2010 at 05:14 AM
+1 Harkin. The step really is for the honey malt but the flavor will be there without the step.
Skip it, dough in at 153, at about 50 minutes in turn up the heat till its 170. Umm umm beer.
Posted in thread: New Stand Needs Paint. Need Advice on 12-30-2009 at 02:57 AM
Try a high temp engine paint as an under coat or primer and two part ceramic paint for around
the burner area. The high temp paint will keep the frame protected and the ceramic paint will
keep the bur...
Posted in thread: WLP001 Strange Taste on 12-23-2009 at 11:30 PM
Your pulling off the yeast to early. You can either ferment warmer and transfer to secondary or
leave in primary longer. Try 3 day increments.
Posted in thread: Beer for the troops on 12-23-2009 at 05:56 AM
PS my wife had her mother send vodka via a Tide bottle well washed out by an unnamed postal
service run by the us while in Iraq.
Posted in thread: Beer for the troops on 12-23-2009 at 05:55 AM
Being a former soldier I saw thank you. Being a former Sergeant I have to say be careful. Think
of it this way, if you lived in the slums of Chicago or LA would you want your patrol officers
Posted in thread: Fermentation below 65 degrees. on 12-21-2009 at 11:07 PM
Youll be ok.
Posted in thread: Dry hopping in primary? on 12-18-2009 at 05:19 AM
Yeah. All you will get is aroma though. Not much alpha acid can leach out without hot temps. In
other words you will get all aroma and no bitterness. It will help you profile the hop well.
Posted in thread: My pale ale didn't suck! on 12-18-2009 at 05:16 AM
Do you want malty sweet or sugary sweet? Malty sweet there isn't much you can do except buy
different malt. If you AG'd you could raise the mash temp closer to 160 and that would work
some. If you jus...
Posted in thread: Buying a new rig for AG on 12-18-2009 at 05:09 AM
With a 10 gal pot you can get away with no HLT. Just recirculate your wort over the grain bed
instead of sparging with plan water. Just a thought. Do whatever your little heart fancies.
Posted in thread: Stepping into all grain with 2.5 Gallon Batches on 12-18-2009 at 05:06 AM
Oh. I also have never used a calculator. I do all of it freestyle and just see what I get in
the end. I have NEVER had a bad grain bill.