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Posted in thread: Complete Fermentation: on 07-17-2014 at 05:57 PM
Yeah, I would say just take another reading in a few days if you really want to know if it's
done.If you were expecting it to get lower and did the single mash infusion at 153, you might
try 148-150 n...
Posted in thread: First Brew, Looks like I really screwed something up on 07-15-2014 at 05:46 PM
As far as volume goes, I'm not real sure how BeerSmith is getting the 18qt of strike water, but
it seems like it would be a fairly thin mash in this case.Just going with kind of a "standard"
Posted in thread: Fruit ester flavour profile : How? on 06-30-2014 at 06:30 PM
I use a light crystal malt (EBC150) but make a 5 gallon batch and use around 9lb of base and
around 1lb of crystal, so my ratio is about as high as yours, if not higher. I definitely get
the malt, bod...
Posted in thread: Fruit ester flavour profile : How? on 06-30-2014 at 04:47 PM
What sort of crystal did you try? I was looking for more of a McEwans-type fruit flavor in a
wee heavy and used 1/2lb crystal 120 and 1/2lb crystal 80 (16lb base malt). That + Wyeast Irish
Ale = proba...
Posted in thread: Triple IPA Help on 06-27-2014 at 08:23 PM
Trub is trub, whether it's in primary or secondary. May consider cold-crashing before bottling
and / or running through one of those really fine nylon bags on your way from whatever vessel
you have in...
Posted in thread: Contemplating RIMS vs. direct fire mash tun on 06-26-2014 at 02:47 AM
It really is a "if I can do it anyone can" deal...especially with all the info available on
this site to help!
Posted in thread: Contemplating RIMS vs. direct fire mash tun on 06-25-2014 at 10:49 PM
The box is set up mainly with a pass-thru for the pump, wired to the toggle switch (vs
unplugging and plugging in). The PID only fires the heater.
Posted in thread: Contemplating RIMS vs. direct fire mash tun on 06-25-2014 at 09:38 PM
It's taken a while (was waiting a while for wiring help), but I have my RIMS up and running. I
figured I would update this post in case anyone came across it for a hopefully thorough
detailing of my R...
Posted in thread: First time all grain brew questions on 06-24-2014 at 05:48 PM
It can be, depending on your system and your process. When I was using a cooler for a mash tun,
if I pre-heated the mash tun then I needed to set my strike water for 15° warmer than my target
Posted in thread: First time all grain brew questions on 06-24-2014 at 05:30 PM
Be prepared to start being hounded in your head about how you can do every little step a little
bit better if you just had __X__ equipment, etc.